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Ambermoon is the second game of the never-finished Amber trilogy created by the German studio Thalion and started with Amberstar.

GenreRole Playing

87/100 based on 11 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherThalion Software
DeveloperThalion Software
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated15 April 2023

Game Review

Ambermoon is the second game of the never-finished Amber trilogy created by the German studio Thalion and started with Amberstar.

Designed by Karsten Köper and Erik Simon, the game was published in 1993. Like Lionheart, released one year before, Ambermoon was an Amiga exclusive. The studio pushed the Amiga hardware to its limits, using the top-notch coding skills of the programmers Jurie Horneman and Michael Bittner to achieve something almost impossible: a real-time 3D engine with texture mapping running smoothly on an unexpanded Amiga. The world exploration still happens in a top-down view, but with colorful and detailed graphics that constitutes a visible improvement compared to Amberstar or Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny and also Ultima VI: The False Prophet. However, the real innovation was inside dungeons: while Amberstar was switching to a pseudo 3d first-person perspective (like Dungeon Master), Ambermoon puts the player in a real 3D environment. The most similar thing to Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss you can see on an Amiga.

Day-and-night cycle, auto-mapping, plenty of stats, side quests and NPCs to interact with and an open world that the player can explore freely completes the game. Ambermoon is a fantastic RPG made by a relatively small studio that can compete with high budget productions made in the USA.

Unfortunately, Thalion was in financial troubles and closed in 1994. Officially, only the German edition of Ambermoon was released. The finished but unreleased English version appeared on the Internet years later.

See Also: Heroes of the 16-bit: The Story of Thalion Software

Review by: GN Team
Published: 9 November 2018 4:40 pm

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Amiga version 2.3 - Language: English - Size: 12.25 Mb

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Amiga version 2.3 - Language: German - Size: 12.28 Mb

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Latest Comments

  • Marc Campbell - 2024-04-04 - Reply

    I think the English Windows package is broken, it seems to be missing a few savegame-related files. I got it to run by copying the data files from the English Macintosh package.

  • Lorenz - 2021-06-13 - Reply

    This is a great game!! (I loved Amberstar too...)

    Just a quick warning: the mac download on this site will not work with current macOS versions (i.e. 11 Big Sur)! That's because of higher security standards regarding read/write permissions for apps. At first everything looks fine but if you try to save your current game it will crash (back to FS-UA Amiga Workbench). A workaround is to pull the Amiga Hard Drive files out of the App Package into a separate folder on your Desktop or your Documents folder (and you need to change the corresponding path inside the Default.fs-uae file).