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From the silver screen to your computer screen comes The Black Cauldron, based upon the 25th animated feature from Walt Disney Pictures. In this early project from Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe, assume the role of Taran the Assistant Pig-Keeper on his way to rescue the oracular pig, Hen Wen, from the clutches of the Horned King before the evil monarch uses Hen Wen's powers to find the magical Black Cauldron, enabling him to create an army of invincible undead warriors to conquer the land of Prydain. Along the way, you'll meet the dog-like Gurgi, the bard Fflewddur Fflam, Princess Eilonwy, and the three witches in the Marshes of Morva. As with early Sierra titles such as King's Quest, it's up to you to guide Taran by finding items and using them in the proper place. Correctly solving a puzzle earns points (a perfect score is 230). Take special care to keep Taran's food and water supplies full so he doesn't starve or die of thir st. The Black Cauldron, out of print since the 1980s, with no plans for re-release, also includes subtle references to Lloyd Alexander's five-part series of children's books (The Chronicles of Prydain), on which the film is based ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide