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Xargon: Beyond Reality

Huge bugs in the Corridors of Doom. The shoes make you jump higher!

Huge bugs in the Corridors of Doom. The shoes make you jump higher!

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Xargon: Beyond Reality is a 1993 video game produced by Epic MegaGames where we play as Malvineous Havershim who must journey through strange landscapes as he seeks to destroy the evil Xargon. This game was programmed by Allen Pilgrim, it uses the same scrolling game engine as Jill of the Jungle. Joe Hitchens created the graphics for this game, just as he did for Jill of the Jungle.

Malvineous Havershim is an archaeologist studying strange ruins in Madagascar. The ruins were built by an unknown ancient culture known as the 'Blue Builders'. While attempting to translate the glyphs on the walls of one Blue Builder structure, a strange gas is emitted, and Malvineous loses consciousness.

Malvineous then has a dream-encounter with a talking eagle, who gives him cryptic warnings. He awakes in a strange land, the area in which the game takes place.

Some elements are inspired by other games, like the gift boxes that fall from the sky, or the collecting of letters (Duke Nukem), or the overhead map from Vinyl Goddess from Mars. But there are also cool original things like the ability to change into a bee, or to enter the water in the Submersible Underwater Pod, or S.U.P.

Overal this game features decent gameplay, excellent and original graphics, but in the end it just feels too much like you're playing a Jill of the Jungle sequel.

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thumbnail The Xargon: Beyond Reality opening screen
Xargon: Beyond Reality
The Xargon: Beyond Reality opening screen
thumbnail Our hero Malvineous begins his journey in this bizarre dream world.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
Our hero Malvineous begins his journey in this bizarre ...
thumbnail In 'The Forest of Enchanted Trees', Malvineous can enter a submersible Underwater Pod, or S.U.P.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
In 'The Forest of Enchanted Trees', Malvineous can ente...
thumbnail Malvineous can also change into a bee to annoy the other creatures in his dream world.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
Malvineous can also change into a bee to annoy the othe...
thumbnail Huge bugs in the Corridors of Doom. The shoes make you jump higher!
Xargon: Beyond Reality
Huge bugs in the Corridors of Doom. The shoes make you ...
thumbnail The Mysterious Corkscrew Cave. Just like in Jill of the Jungle, our hero emerges from the ground.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
The Mysterious Corkscrew Cave. Just like in Jill of the...
thumbnail Inside Xargon's Secret Factory. Go back? No way!
Xargon: Beyond Reality
Inside Xargon's Secret Factory. Go back? No way!
thumbnail This is the reactor inside Xargon's Secret Factory. I'm glad they painted 'Reactor' in huge letters just above it!
Xargon: Beyond Reality
This is the reactor inside Xargon's Secret Factory. I'm...
thumbnail After destroying Xargon's reactor, the ending sequence begins.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
After destroying Xargon's reactor, the ending sequence ...
thumbnail He transfers into a bee again and flies through the Forest of Enchanted Trees.
Xargon: Beyond Reality
He transfers into a bee again and flies through the For...
thumbnail Just because you have destroyed one reactor you think you have won. Such arrogant stupidity usually gets people killed very quickly!
Xargon: Beyond Reality
Just because you have destroyed one reactor you think y...

Tagged:

Reality   Xargon   Forest   Malvineous   Madagascar   Bee   Jill   Jill of the jungle   Epic megagames   Reactor   Jungle   Dream   Vga   Scroller   Allen pilgrim   Joe hitchens   Havershim   Archaeology   Eagle   Strange  

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