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
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?
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