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DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST

Year 1989
Platform DOS
Released in United Kingdom, United States (1989)
United Kingdom (1990)
Genre Action
Theme Barbarian, Beat 'em up / Brawler, Fantasy
Publisher Digital Integration Ltd., Silmarils
Developer Silmarils
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Supported on 0.65
4.81 / 5 - 21 votes

Description of Targhan

A straightforward platform game with a simple kill-the-evil-foozle plot, Targhan recalls Psygnosis' earlier Barbarianbut with better graphics and more difficult monsters.

Overall, it's a standard side-scrolling affair that has some nice graphical effects and VERY difficult gameplay that would come to characterize every subsequent Silmarils game. Although the game boasts of "more than 120 landscapes and 40 different characters," repetitive levels and cardboard-cutout characters make it feel a lot smaller. Plus, the fact that you can only save the game at specific "save points" is a curious console-game quirk that only adds to the frustration level. Although the animations of most monsters are good to amazing, you will be too preoccupied with finding the next save point to notice them.

In short, don't try this one unless you consider yourself an arcade veteran.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Troubleadore 2024-02-24 0 point

Numpad is king in this game
1(DL) or 3(DR) is pick up object
6(R)=slash1, 8(U)=slash2, 3(DR)=kick, 9=Ninja Star/throw
the attacks reverse on the opposite side of the numpad, and spin you around.
dont kill the fairy when you first meet it after the bat. Go back down the well and Fairy turns into a floating light

I wish someone would upload a version in a non-shit language instead of French
Kneeling at the statue might let you save, there is something about it in French.

MarkTheMorose 2020-10-15 0 point DOS version

An English version (of the Action Sixteen re-release) is on archive dot org. Includes a scan of the inlay/instructions.

BerserkKittens 2020-01-16 0 point DOS version

Both dos versions are in french, does anyone have the english version?

AaZz09 2018-03-29 0 point

รจ un gioco davvero bellissimo!!!

Oldgamer 2011-05-20 0 point DOS version

played this game more than 16 years ago

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DOS Version

DownloadEnglish version 311 KB DownloadAlt Disk Image English version 387 KB DownloadFloppy Disk Image English version 382 KB DownloadISO Version
1996 Action Sixteen Release English version 310 KB
DownloadFrench version 313 KB ManualTXT Version English version 6 KB

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