February 8, 2015

The Black Cauldron

Sierra On-Line, 1987

Another unforgettable adventure game from Sierra On-Line, Black Cauldron is based on the acclaimed Walt Disney animated classic. You play as Taran, a young hero charged with the care of a magical pig, HenWen. Your task is to save the magical pig from the evil sorcerer who covets it so that he can find the black cauldron and rule the world.

While the game has a very unique interface, where instead of typing your commands you have some function keys to press to do commands like "DO" and "USE," you control the movement of your character by clicking your mouse cursor on the desired point on the screen. The marvelous humor and EGA graphics make this one worthy of both the Sierra and Disney names.