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The kingdom of Callion is imperiled! The vile Hurks are massing to the south, and our swords are no match for their machine guns. Only with the scepters of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water can the wizard Elron repel the invasion. You, Saber, have been tasked with recovering these mighty artifacts from the four corners of the world.

Released in 1984 on the fledgling Apple Macintosh platform, Enchanted Scepters was the first Adventure Game to incorporate Point-and-Click elements. It was also the first product of the World Builder engine, which was afterward sold separately as a Game Maker.

This game contains examples of:

  • Copy Protection — In a pirated copy, Saber will randomly be struck on the back of the head by a pirate and thrown in an arena to face a Tyrannosaurus rex.
    The pirate laughs: Har, Har, Har!
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory! — Unlike most Interactive Fiction, you need to type Command-N, -S, -E, or -W to move. Unlike most Mac games, Command-S will therefore not save your position.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!The Queen of Atlantis.
    You don't really think I'm going to give you my precious Scepter, do you? Robots, kill the surface dweller!
  • Patchwork Map — A desert, a jungle, an ocean, a forest, a volcano, an Egyptian sphinx, a Mayan temple, and Easter Island heads... all within walking distance.
  • Press X to Die: You can commit suicide by typing "Jump" on the cliff path.
  • Schmuck Bait"Set me free and I'll tell you the secret to defeating your enemies!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • Silicon Beach Software worked a literal silicon beach into the game.
      • Well, discounting the fact that sand is made of silicon dioxide, so every beach is technically a literal silicon beach.
    • The Black Knight answers your blows with cries of "Only a Flesh Wound!"