GBAtemp Recommends Revival # 049

by dsiso on September 17, 2012


Welcome to the 49th issue of the GBAtemp Recommends Revival Project! This project is a weekly feature where we share our favorite games and applications with you. The things we recommend may be “old school” titles, a Homebrew, a ROM hack, sleeper hits, an application, etc, but one thing’s for certain, we think they are fantastic and deserve your attention!

GBAtemp Recommends!

The Immortal


The Immortal is a 1990 isometric adventure role-playing game which quickly became known for its graphic violence and high level of difficulty. The game was released on multiple systems including the Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, PC, NES, and Genesis. While the NES release lacked the amazing musical score of the Apple release, and also considerably toned down the level of violence, it was the first console release of The Immortal and helped to bring the game to a much larger audience.

Players take on the role of a wizard who must reach the last level of the dungeon in order to save his teacher. The path is treacherously marked by all sorts of traps including fire, darts, pit falls, and man-eating worms. The game is filled with magic spells and collectible items which must be utilized to solve various puzzles along the way. Warring Goblins and Trolls will seek to impede our hero’s advances through 2D combat scenarios fought in real-time. Successfully circumnavigate the dungeon and lay to rest on a bed of straw, where dream sequences reveal a majority of the plot.

The Immortal is a unique game which successfully incorporated puzzles, adventure role-playing, real-time battles, and a great story into something worth experiencing on multiple systems. If you have never tried it before, give it a play, we recommend it!


You need to react quickly when you fall in a pit trap. The trick is to swing out before your staff breaks. As soon as you fall in, press the A or B button quickly and at a constant pace!


Genre: Role-playing
Release Year: 1990
Developed by: Sandcastle
Published by: Electronic Arts
Designed by: Will Harvey
Released For: Apple IIGS, Amiga, Atari ST, MS DOS, NES, Mega Drive/Genesis

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