In 1984 programmer Peter Ward created his first game, Demonic Decks for the Apple II. While the title remained unpublished, Ward continued to further polish his skills and in 1985 completed South Pacific Quest another Apple II title that Ward wasn’t able to put to market. In 1987, after being convinced to release South Pacific Quest to the BBS community, he finished his latest creation, Black Magic, a multidirectional scrolling fantasy action adventure that was picked up by Datasoft and published for the Apple II and Commodore 64 the same year.
The evil wizard Zahgrim has turned the good wizard Aganar to stone, removed his six eyes, and scattered them across the world. You take on the role of wizard Elwood on a mission to find the six eyes and place them in the Blind Statue‘s empty socket, then you’ll be able to enter Zahgrim‘s castles, a difficult maze of traps and monsters.
Spells are gained by collecting scrolls and will help you in your quest. You begin at the apprentice rank and for every 4000 points a new rank is awarded wizard, sorcerer, and necromancer. New spells are unlocked with each rank.
Black Magic was published by Datasoft in 1987 for the Apple II and Commodore 64
Take on the role of wizard Elwood on a mission to find the six eyes of the good wizard Aganar, who has been turned to stone by the evil wizard Zahgrim.
Collect spells scattered throughout the game to help you in your quest. Every 4000 points earned advances you to a new rank and unlock new spells