History in the Making.


Zzap64 review.

Below are links to the original Zzap article that first got me interested in Myth. The reviewer's enthusiasm and energy describing the game had me hooked before I put the article down.

Amiga reviews.

Hall Of Light: http://hol.abime.net

Amiga Magazine Rack: http://amr.abime.net

* thanks codetapper ;o)


Magazine adverts and poster.

I loved looking at the cool fantasy and sci-fi artwork of computer game adverts. Myth was a bit of an odd one though as the ad's art didn't really mesh with the game. I suppose the Amiga version did have a sort of Barbarian character in it but he had jeans and boots on. The C64 version features a modern, average Joe as its hero. So where does this grizzled barbarian guy fit in, it looks suspiciously like they recycled the art from the NES - Conan crossover? Underneath that MYTH sticker lurks a Conan label...

The poster is more familiar, I'm pretty sure the C64 disk box I owned had the same artwork. I can't remember if the box contained a poster, probably not. A lot of C64 games came with a poster that you could BluTac to your wall until they eventually fell down taking chunks of paint with them.

mag advert1 poster
source (poster right): http://www.lemon64.com/

Back of the Box Blurbs (Amiga).


AMIGA ACTION - SUPER LEAGUE (96%) "System 3 are most certainly onto a winner with Myth... the graphics are absolutely superb... the sound has to be heard to be believed. There is so much in Myth it's almost uncomprehendable."

THE ONE (93%) "Great graphics, great sound, great gameplay - great Game!... He may have started life on the C64 as a boy, but Myth has made it onto the Amiga and become a man."

ZERO - ZERO HERO (91%) "The sound is just scrummy... background graphics are well smart... but best of all is the animation - the movement sequences of the main sprite are beautifully fluid and fast... Art, sheer art."

AMIGA COMPUTING - GAMER GOLD (94%) "The best arcade adventure around. For once a game that's worth all the hype that surrounds it. Buy it... you'll be hooked."

source: http://www.mobygames.com