July 21, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Kingdom: The Far Reaches‘ involved plot, you’re Lathan, a young wizard-in-training searching for several mystic totems, while the forces of evil are nipping at your heels. Kingdom progresses via animated video clips in a fashion reminiscent of the ’80s coin-op groundbreaker Dragon’s Lair: A given clip may be interesting the first time, but repeats can grow tiresome (fortunately, they can be cut short). Step-by-step decisions limit control over Lathan between or during clips, so while Saturday-morning-TV fans may thrill to the thought of manipulating a cartoon, older players aren’t likely to be much impressed. B-

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