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Game #46
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Alternate Reality: The City    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   First-person

Rating: 8.46 (192 votes)

Alternate Reality: The City box cover

Alternate Reality: The City screenshot
This is yet another Commodore 64 classic that failed to attract a following among PC crowd. An immensely detailed RPG (with various weather effects!) on an epic scale, Alternate Reality, like Might and Magic, integrate science and fantasy in its plot and gameplay. A very nice-looking 3D RPG with almost an unlimited number of realistic choices (i.e. you can get a job, practice skills, etc.) . I just wish I could control more than one character. Definitely one of the most replayable RPGs ever made, and a must-have for every RPG veteran. Thumbs up!

Note: Alternate Reality was designed and coded by Phillip Price, who has given approval for redistribution of this game. This was not a C64 game per se, but was coded directly for the Atari 800 series computers, then ported to other platforms such as C64 and IBM and Atari ST. Phillip used Atari's Display List Interrupt capability extensively, getting an unheard-of 256 colors onscreen in high-res mode. This color feature was undoubtably lost on the C64 and IBM. The best news to fans is someone is working on a remake for this classic :) [thanks to Scott for the info]

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Phillip Price
Developer: Datasoft
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 1991
Software Copyright: Datasoft
Theme: Fantasy, Epic
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Alternate Reality Remake Project
Links:    
If you like this game, try: Legacy of The Ancients, Bloodwych, Dragon Wars

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