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Beyond the Ice Palace is an action/platformer developed by Elite Systems and released on many of the early computer platforms.
The goal of Beyond the Ice Palace is to simply reach the end of each maze-like stage. At the end is a dragon-like boss, defeating which allows the player to progress to the next stage.
The hero is able to equip three different projectile weapons: Two types of dagger and a morning star. In true Ghouls n Ghosts fashion, however, he can only pick up one and use it at any given time. The player is also able to call upon "the spirit of the woods": a large, somewhat sinister face that eradicates enemies on the screen but is a very finite resource. The player can also collect gems for points.
Though the platformer received middling reviews - it was deemed too difficult by most, even with its generous ten lives - it was universally praised for its atmospheric chiptune music by David Whittaker.