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GenreAction Strategy
Developer / PublisherBitmap Brothers / Image Works - Renegade
Media1 x disk
Reviewed byndial
Wandering alone through a deep, dark dungeon/castle called Wulf, looking to defeat Dianos, a necromancer of great power and wisdom, is somewhat scary. Cadaver is an action-adventure game and its story takes place in 3D isometric view of the dungeon, showing several dark rooms, puzzles and a load of enemies to compete until you objective is satisfied. Released for the Atari ST and Commodore Amiga computers, PC (MS-DO) and Acorn Archimedes computers only.
CadaverKaradoc, a dwarf, is your hero who's roaming in alone in that deadly dungeon, Wulf. Wulf is full of scattered zombies (thanks to Dainos) and skeletons that all listen to Dianos' every whim, which will usually involve your demise. Other creatures that live in the dark dungeon are large spiders with venomous bite, spiked balls that float after to you and get straight to the point and even wriggling worms who'll explode when they come into contact with you plus several other traps to avoid!
Cadaver takes on the isometric three view of the dungeon and shows in great detail each of the room that you manage to enter and search. Karadoc has no defensive measures (except the ability tom jump and walk in order to avoid enemies) and the only kind of weapon can find is a bag of stones. Those can be thrown to enemies. Several objects are scattered around, some useful some not, which Karadoc can pick up, examine, take or leave. As long as you get close to an object an icon menu screen is enabled with which you can act on it (i.e. examine it, eat, drink, throw etc). Be noted that your backpack is of limited carry, so space is easily filled with junk. The puzzles within the game are very good, and require quite a bit of cryptic thinking to work them out.
Cadaver is packed with 5 levels of 70 rooms each! It's really big! Dianos is a tough opponent and you'll have to battle long and hard in order to conquer the threat of Wulf dungeon! The gameplay really shines here!

The PC (MS-DOS) graphics here are simply brilliant, much like the Amiga and ST versions, and although the screen colors are up to 16. So the VGA palette is limited here. Each room and object is drawn brilliantly too. The atmosphere is great with subtle additions such as the flickering lamps, and mushrooms growing as Karadoc wanders by.
Sound is not its strong point, but it's not the weak spot here. There is a cute introductory tune, and there are a few SFX during gameplay i.e. our boots clump loudly when walking on the stone floor, and monsters scream when killed, but nor sampled here. Unfortunately there is no music during gameplay.
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Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
Atari ST
Hardware information

PC (ms-dos based)

PC (ms-dos based)CPU: Various processors from Intel,AMD, Cyrix, varying from 4.77Mhz (Intel 8088) to 200Mhz (Pentium MMX) and up to 1995 (available on this site)
MEMORY: 640Kb to 32MB RAM (typical up to 1996)
GRAPHICS: VGA standard palette has 256 colors and supports: 640x480 (16 colors or monochrome), 640x350 in 16 colors (EGA compatability mode), 320x200 (16 or 256 colors). Later models (SVGA) featured 18bit color palette (262,144-color) or 24bit (16Milion colors), various graphics chips supporting hardware acceleration mainly for 3D-based graphics routines.
SOUND: 8 to 16 bit sound cards: Ad-Lib featuring Yamaha YMF262 supporting FM synthesis and (OPL3) and 12-bit digital PCM stereo, Sound Blaster and compatibles supporting Dynamic Wavetable Synthesis, 16-bit CD-quality digital audio sampling, internal memory up to 4MB audio channels varying from 8 to 64! etc. Other notable sound hardware is the release of Gravis Ultrasound with outstanding features!
The PC (ms-dos based) (default) color palette
CGA: 16-color palette (4 on-screen)
EGA: 64-color palette (16 on-screen)
VGA: 256-color palette (256 on-screen)
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