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1[[quoteright:350:]] ²''Kingdom O' Magic'' is a PointAndClickGame released by [=SCi=] in 1996. It is a comedic AdventureGame, filled with bizarre humour, as seen in the instruction manual: "First published in 1876 under the title '101 fun things To Do with Trolls'. However the version on CD-ROM is specially calibrated for short people with red hair".²²The game is largely a parody of Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth, and was designed by Fergus [=McNeill=] (known for games such as Bored of the Rings and The Boggit).²²It is now {{Abandonware}}, and can be downloaded [[ here]].²²!!''Kingdom O' Magic'' contains examples of:²* AffectionateParody: Kingdom O' Magic is this to high fantasy in general and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien in particular, with expies of numerous well-known characters and places from Middle-Earth prominently featured in the game.²* AnachronismStew: To be expected in a comedy fantasy game. As well as fairly standard high fantasy items, your character can also find the legendary weapon, the Chainsaw of the Elder Folk.²* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Zigzagged. While Sha-ron is certainly attractive and set on saving the day, the manual mentions that she "has no interest in working with the elderly, and hates all animals, especially the cute fuzzy ones".²* DestructiveSavior: The ending of "The 7-11 Quest". You and your team of heroes successfully protect Flaketown from the barbarian horde, but end up burning it to the ground yourselves in the drunken revelry afterwards.²* DonutMessWithACop: How you deal with the cop guarding the structurally insecure pier. Turns out the extra weight is juuust enough for it to not hold him.²* GagHaircut: No matter what you ask for, the hairdresser will always shave you bald. (Fortunately, if you play as the female character and wear the wig, he'll annihilate that one in lieu of your real hair.)²* GanglandDriveBy: You can hire the Elven Mafia to put a hit on the dragon. Cue cutscene of him being gunned down in the market place by a group of suited elves on a farm cart.²* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Mirror shades can be useful when medusas are near...²* JailBake: Need to get a sword past some guards? Have it baked into a loaf of bread.²* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: The first quest, "The Magnificent Seven-Eleven Quest", is a straight-up parody of this, as you have to recruit a group of heroes to defend one of the towns from a barbarian horde. Once you do, the horde turns and leaves as soon as they see your heroes, but the town still gets destroyed... by your heroes, in the drunken post-victory celebrations.²* SmolderingShoes: Your character finds a pair of boots in the woods, still smoking. Right next to an axe and a stump. The narrator comments that that tends to happen in enchanted forests.²* UnwinnableByDesign: Insult Granny too much, and she'll storm off and tell you that you've forfeited any future assistance from her. Hope you're not doing any of the quests where you needed her help...²* WorldOfPun (Combined with TakeThat and AffectionateParody): Just about every item, location, and person in the game has a punnerific name. Examples include Don Elrondo, the Elven leader of Rivendull, and Queen Galadrag of De-Lorean.²----


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