Leander, a young warrior, sets off to save princess Lucanna from the evil hands of Lord Thanatos. His quest is very hard, because he will have to avoid traps, kill more than 100 types of enemies and finally confront Thanatos himself. Well it is not quite as simple as that. The levels are not linear; they go in all 8 directions and need a lot of exploration and mapping before they can be conquered with ease on a regular basis. Numerous assorted creatures are populating each level, from elves to dragons to huge spiders etc! Fortunately Leander has his sword which can be upgraded too by entering loads of chests and trunks littered around and find gold in order to be used for upgrades such as armor improvements (and energy) in certain shops.
Leander was definitely a serious arcade adventure, action-platform game, quite gorgeous to look at, and treat for the ears.
The graphics are fantastic. Game's fantasy world is colorful (more than 60 colors on screen) for the Amiga version, with multi-parallax scrolling, weather effects, beautiful backgrounds and sprites. The game takes on a medieval atmosphere as soon as you enter the first world. The graphics have a musty feel about them that puts you right back in the golden age.
Sprite animation is fluid, with not a single slowdown. When the game starts you can choose either Sound FX (more than 60 samples, like wind, horse galloping, sword clangs etc) or Music (11 stereo music scores composed with flute, guitar, etc). Leander was another creation of Psygnosis, to show Amiga's capabilities.