User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Inspiration: Literature

Group Description

This group contains games based on previously published works of literature and characters from those works. This can include novels, short stories, or any other form of written fiction, published in books, plays, magazines, in e-books or even online as text.

  • If the game directly references content or design from another adaptation of a literary work (such as a movie), it is no longer considered to be based solely on the original work and is instead based on the new derivative work.

  • Works of literature which are based on an already existing game are not eligible for this group. In those cases the literature is inspired by the game, not the other way around.

  • Legendary characters such as Zeus, King Arthur or Robin Hood are based on a loose series of tales and mythology. For that reason, different materials have sprung up with completely different retellings and the characters themselves do not really apply to any particular piece of literature. These can only be included in this group if the game references a specific book, author, or story.

  • Games which merely recreate the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Hong Gildong-jeon 21995DOSA+...
Stötnisse åker hiss1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xNorstedts Multimedia...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.51
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV1994PC-98Bothtec, Inc....
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation3.64
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Arthur's Birthday1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc.5.00
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One1994SNESInterplay Productions, Inc.2.70
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.07
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Alice: Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Slayers1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.17
James Bond 007: The Duel1993Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemDomark Software, Inc.1.87
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.07
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Soundtrap1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Just Grandma and Me1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.67
Little Monster at School1993CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
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Selected Covers

Slayers PC-98 Front Cover
Front cover for Slayers
Little Monster at School Windows 3.x Front Cover Also the manual
Front cover for Little Monster at School
Death Gate DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Gate

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV
A typical start to the adventure.
Screenshot from Slayers
Title screen
Screenshot from Death Gate