Sinclair User12th November 1990
Published in Sinclair User #108
Sir Galaheart's quest to restore the Firestone to its rightful place appears to be a straightforward maze-type arcade adventure, but in fact there's a lot more to it than that.
Resembling very much one of the classic imagine arcade adventures, Hewson's Firelord has some quaintly-designed and colourful backgrounds, smoothly-animated characters and fast screen-flipping. Though your eventual aim is to find the Firestone, to do this you have to deal with a host of characters by entering their forest homes and trading with them (or by blowing them to bits with bolts of magical energy).
Buying spells or magical objects and paying travel tolls using than icon-driven system, you move around the land of Torot in search of the Firestone. Trying to get away without paying for a deal can be profitable, but if you fail to come up innocent in the trial reaction test, you face a heavy penalty.
Engrossing, large-scale and entertaining arcade/strategy fun.
Label: Players Price: £2.99 48K Reviewer: Chris Jenkins
Pixie adventure on a grand scale with nice graphics and absorbing gameplay.