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Exodus: Ultima III (Apple II)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
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Advertising Blurbs

1991-92 Origin Product Catalog:
    ULTIMA: EXODUS (NES)
  • Over a HALF MILLION COPIES sold worldwide
  • Up to three separate games-in-progress can be saved simultaneously
  • Stop and start score-saver for continuing play action
  • Exciting animated graphics and full sound effects
  • Named "Role Playing GAme of the Year" by Game Players Magazine (1989)

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Oct 11, 2002.

From back of box:
    Upon escaping the crumbling ruins of Shadowguard, the black fortress of Minax, you lay your weary body on the now-sacred ground. As you rest, you remember your first encounter with the evil wizard of Mondain, whom you later tracked down and destroyed. The existence of his apprentice, Minax, was soon revealed and the crusade was begun again. Younger and more cunning than her mentor, she has been much more difficult to vanquish. But now your sense of accomplishment is touched by a chilling fear. Have all vestiges of evil been removed? Somehow, you sense that your treacherous foes have not been eliminated. Without further feats of skill, daring, and perseverance, all of your past accomplishments may be lost. You stand up, prepare your armour, and walk to the dimension door. Stepping in, the hunt resumes.

    An epic fantasy role-playing experience featuring:

    • Up to 20 character roster
    • a 1 to 4 character party
    • Individual character movement
    • 16 long and short range weapons
    • 8 armour types
    • Magic weapons, armour and items
    • 32 magic spells
    • 11 character classes, 5 races
    • New combat mode
    • New ship to ship or shore combat
    • Full color visuals throughout
    • New advanced dungeon graphics
    • New animated outdoor graphics
    • Sound on/off toggle
    • New navigational strategies
    • Adventure style verb entry
    • New astrological influences

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 14, 2001.

Advertisement in COMPUTE!, June 1984:
    "A LIVING TAPESTRY..."

    "The world of Ultima III can only be compared to a living tapestry - complex and beautiful... This is the best fantasy game in computing. Indeed, it is one of the best fantasy worlds in which to live. Lord British is a veritable JRR Tolkien of the keyboard." -Popular Mechanics

    "Exodus: Ultima III, with a superior plot to match its superior gaming system, is a great game. It upgrades the market; in several ways it sets new standards for fantasy gaming state of the art." -Softline

    "Exodus: Ultima III is Lord British's magnum opus - so far. It's fun and exciting to play and constantly intriguing. And the ending is marvelously unexpected and not a bit disappointing - except that it is the ending, and as with a good book, you'll probably wish there were more." -Softalk

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 12, 2001.