Leander, a young warrior, sets off to save princess Lucanna from the evil hands of Lord Thanatos. His quest is very hard, because he will have to avoid traps, kill more than 100 types of enemies and finally confront Thanatos himself. Well it is not quite as simple as that. The levels are not linear; they go in all 8 directions and need a lot of exploration and mapping before they can be conquered with ease on a regular basis. Numerous assorted creatures are populating each level, from elves to dragons to huge spiders etc! Fortunately Leander has his sword which can be upgraded too by entering loads of chests and trunks littered around and find gold in order to be used for upgrades such as armor improvements (and energy) in certain shops.
Leander was definitely a serious arcade adventure, action-platform game, quite gorgeous to look at, and treat for the ears.
The ST version is much inferior to the Amiga, since the game was produced to use Amiga's Custom Chips. Nevertheless, the ST game could stand as a good game for Atari. The graphics are ok with 16 colors on-screen. Unfortunately there is no background but black screen instead. Sprites, foreground and items have fewer colors than the original and when the screen is populated, you will encounter some slowdowns. Powering-up the hero is vital in order to survive.
Game's sound consisted of Sound FX only (no in-game music). Leander's ST conversion by W.J.S., though cannot be compared to the Amiga version, is a fine game.