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Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.


Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Apple II Outside a dungeon
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Apple II Town
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Apple II Main menu
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Apple II Castle

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultima I: The Beginning..." -- floppy disk title

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Retro Archives Jul 09, 2017 13 out of 20 65


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Jan 26, 2017
Health 2 Rwolf (15355)
Jan 28, 2013


1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

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Oleg Roschin (181570) added Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (Apple II) on Feb 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Edwin Drost (1676), Terok Nor (26500), koffiepad (10536), Oleg Roschin (181570) and eWarrior (4876)