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[PlayStation 4] The Immortal Review

[PlayStation 4] The Immortal Review
  • On March 28, 2022

The Immortal from QuByte and PIKO brings us the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of the isometric classic to PS4. Learn more about it in our The Immortal review!


The Immortal from QuByte and PIKO brings us the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of the isometric classic to PlayStation 4. The Immortal was originally released on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) way back in 1990, and it was followed a year after by a 16-bit release not on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) but on the Sega Genesis! This collection will give you access to both versions, so you can take on the adventurer with the 8-bit look and feel or dive into the 16-bit with the better graphics and revamped soundtrack.

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As for the story, you’ll play as a wizard who ventures into a dungeon to search for Mordamir, his teacher in the arts of wizardry, who went missing under mysterious circumstances. The dungeon is known as the Labyrinth of Eternity, located underneath the ruins of Erinoch. You’ll have to fight goblins, trolls, bats, wyverns, and more, as you evade fireballs and poisoned arrows that can kill you in a single hit. Collect as many items as you can and try to surive!


For both versions, the controls will be very similar. You’ll shoot a fireball with the X button, which will also be used for attacking in combat. The Circle button will be for dodging attacks by raising your staff to try and protect yourself. By pressing a direction on the D-Pad or the left analog stick and the X button, you’ll decide from which direction you’ll attack so that you can hopefully catch your enemy off-guard and deal some damage. The Triangle button will open up your inventory so that you can check out the items you’ve managed to collect.

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In the combat screen, there will be two sets of bars. The ones on the left represent the bars of your enemy, while the right ones are for your character. The green bars are for hit points, and your objective will be to lower your enemy’s hit points down to zero before it does the same to yours. The fatigue bar will go up as you and your enemy unleash attacks and block, and neither one will be able to attack or block at a fast enough pace if they’re trying to do too many things at the same time and the fatigue bar continues to increase. The thing is, you can’t just remain motionless and wait for the fatigue bar to lower, or else your opponent will completely destroy you!


Something you should always keep in mind is that, while you should grab every single item you find on the dungeon itself or on the corpse of an enemy you’ve defeated, you should be very careful about which items you use and when! Sure, a potion that makes yourself smaller can prove to be very useful if you need to go through a mouse hole, but it could also end up poisoning you in the process! You’ll find several rings during your time with The Immortal, but some can end up destroying you!

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This collection has a full trophy list and a Platinum trophy. The list includes 10 Bronze trophies, 11 Silver trophies, and 6 Gold trophies. There will be trophies that have the same requirements, but that need to be done both on the 8-bit and the 16-bit versions of The Immortal. You’ll have to attack an enemy, receive damage, be defeated, win a battle, ride the magic carpet, bargain with the merchant, and give Dunric his ring. Then there are a few trophies that are specific to one or the other version, such as giving Ana her ring in the 16-bit version or sleeping over a pile of hay in the 8-bit version to recover some of your health.

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The Immortal on PlayStation 4 gives us access to both the 8-bit and 16-bit versions of a classic and challenging isometric adventure where death is around every corner. You can find yourself falling into a hidden pit, being swallowed by a giant worm, burned to a crisp by a fire trap, falling down a bottomless pit, and more. The collection features a Platinum trophy for trophy hunters to add to their collection, which shouldn’t be hard to do if you follow a guide for the game. The Immortal collection is available for a budget price of only $7.99.

This The Immortal review is based on a PlayStation 4 copy provided by QuByte.

Review Overview

Relive the classic in 8-bit and 16-bit versions