Blizzard Entertainment offers classic Blackthorne for free.

 

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Often compared to Delphine Software Flashback, but with more  grunt (and gore…and 80’s action hero wardrobe…with matching hairdo ) Blizzard’s 1994 classic Blackthorne is a real gem of a game and if you missed it the first time around, you can now download a copy for free…..All you need to do is sign up for a free Battle.Net account

Or maybe not?

If you browse to the Blizzard’s European site, there’s no link to the game unless you create an account.

However, if you go to the US site – http://us.battle.net/en/  and click on the link at the bottom of the page called Client Game Downloads, on the next page (at the bottom) you’ll find a link to the game.

Blizzard have also wrapped the game around a modern (Windows) installer package so you don’t have to mess around with Dosbox or similar – just install and play.

1994 – 2013….how time flies!

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and so it begins

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oops, use the ‘R’ key with caution (whistles and walks away).

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Have fun, but if you miss the offer or find that the link no longer works, you can always pick up the game on Abandonia.

 

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