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The Book of Spells

by Spyros

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23 May 2000
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Full length game
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It is 1384 A.D. in a small village on small island lived Aarh, the mighty warrior, with his people. One day the truth that was hidden from him had to be unveiled. He was the last one chosen to complete a mission, a mission for which thousands tried and died before him. He had to find the last 12 pages of the Book Of Spells.

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Scripting in an AGS Game 2001

11 people commented on this game (newest first):

Hello, my name is Joel, from the french AGS forum.
I want to translate your game in french.
If you agree, send me an email to this address:

and I contact you. Thank you. :)
2009-02-09 19:00:58 by foxyfox555 (foxyfox666)
I don't recommend this game at all and I actually find it a little suspicious that it is as well rated as it is. I was incredibly disappointed with the quality of this game. The graphics are not great, the story is mediocre, the attempts at humor are poor and even slightly annoying, and the game is chock full of bugs. (The game crashed every 5 to 10 minutes when I played it. It caused my computer to freeze several times as well.) Overall the game was a waste of time.
2007-08-05 00:49:41 by Mal
Best game I've played in years. I'd love to see moe from this guy!
2004-05-31 08:18:16 by Anonymous
It's a well-made game and is the reason i ever came to AGS!! It has complicated puzzles and without the walkthrough, I'ld never have finished it. ANd by the way, you're supposed to have the branch in your inventory if you haven't realised(this is to the person by the name of 'someone').
2003-12-18 20:27:22 by thaurisil
This is one hell of a game! FANTASTIC puzzles, great humor ("Why is that milk here?" - "It expired!" HAHAHAHHAHAHA). Spyros all da way!!
2003-12-14 12:21:22 by Harvester
I find this game very interesting. Cool graphics and lots of animation :). But some of the puzzles were very unlogic :(. And what is that "Beta" supposed to mean?
2003-12-13 10:45:25 by Albino ElNegro
This is a real classic!
2003-01-28 08:35:06 by Loco
there's no branch in the cave like it says there is in the walkthrough
2003-01-14 00:52:49 by someone
it's good but ya need cheets for it!!!!!!!!!!!
2003-01-13 23:46:09 by someone
one of the great classics. Interesting graphics, great story and dialogs, but sometimes too darn difficult.As for scripting , everyone knows Spyros is DA MAN!
2003-01-10 09:00:35 by Kyriakos Hasapis (the butcher)
i like the game alot although im stuck on a certain area....was wondering if there is a walkthrough or something to that effect....respond please if you can thank you
2002-11-15 19:54:10 by josh
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