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Doomdark's Revenge is filled with large-scale, fantasy-based warfare, but don't expect much in the way of spectacle here. This is the sequel to The Lords of Midnight, a game originally released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, and Amstrad CPC (kudos if you can recall more than one of these products) in 1984. No, fans haven't had to wait thirty years for a sequel. Doomdark's Revenge first confronted players in 1985, but here it is again, updated for a new generation of mobile gamers.

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Doomdark's Revenge is a strategy game driven by its plot. You can play alone or with friends as you command the forces of five competing factions against Shareth Heartstealer and her frozen empire. Ignore the lack of more than six colors on-screen at any given time (my scientific guestimation), for those extra details are entirely unnecessary for a good time.

If you missed the original, it's available for Android too. The two games go for $4.99 each in the Play Store.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Cheeseball

    Doomdark's daughter will once again fall. Purchased without hesistation!

  • Dt Bell

    There's a disturbing trend of lousy, terrible graphics being foisted off as "retro".
    I'm sick of retro graphics, sick to death of retro graphics, and the small minded people who won't move on.

    • HopelesslyFaithful

      generally i have to agree....i love some of the classics but this is pretty dumb. As far as i go back in gaming is 1995ish with C&C and lords of the realm. Anything before that is really pointless. A thousand other games i would rather play and that isn't eve counting pen and paper. I really do believe pen and paper is awesome and totally kills any of the pre 90s games....they look so bad my imagination can do leagues better without even trying

    • Kevin Aaronson

      This is a port of a thirty year old game, not a modern game dubbed as retro. Clearly you missed the point.

    • q

      Eh? When something was made 30 years ago, it actually qualifies as retro.

  • Spears

    I don't mind with retro graphics, my first game was Barbarian on 286 PC anyway..
    But I do mind with the price tag, $5 seems a bit much. $0.99 would be more reasonable and enticing.

  • Keg Man

    game looks ahead of its time

  • John Smith

    This looks like a game I typed-in from a magazine about 28 years ago.

    • Dt Bell

      I did that too then ed-lin'ed it, from PC magazine to watch a stick figure throw a hoop.

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