Instructions for

The Terrors Of Trantoss

Ariolasoft, 1986

Written by Chris Owen, HTML'd by Arnt Gulbrandsen.


Keyboard, Kempston

Aim of the game

In the region of Hapshal, south of the dark Mountains of Mortran, a shadow of dread has fallen upon a small village. Every daybreak the villagers find one or two of their number missing, despite a night-time watch having been kept. Long ago, the region suffered under the rule of an evil undead sorcerer, Trantoss. He was ultimately banished to the far-off mountains and his golden mace, the source of his power, smashed and scattered far and wide. Now Trantoss' servants are collecting the pieces of the mace to resurrect him from the dead. Two brothers, slow-witted Lobo and nimble Scarn, are persuaded by the villagers to undertake the quest of finding and destroying the mace...

Game play

the left shows the current location, the middle shows the two brothers and the right gives the location text and other messages, as well as being the input window. You can control either brother or both together, and this is shown by the colour of Lobo and Scarn in the middle segment. The one being controlled at the moment is shown in yellow and the other in green when he's in the same location as his brother, or blue if he's in a different location.


"Very interesting".


8/10 (CRASH #29, June 1986)


A challenging, and different, adventure game.

COMMANDS: Mostly the usual (GET, DROP, EXAMINE etc.) but there are a few others:

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