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Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero (Atari ST)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST When the mouse icon turns into this little monster head, it means to sit tight -- the computer is thinking!  Usually otherwise it will be a dashing sword.

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
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Advertising Blurbs

Advertisement in COMPUTE!'s PC Magazine, March 1990:
    "The best new game in 2 years!" -Questbusters

    SIERRA TAKES A NOT-SO-SERIOUS STAB AT FANTASY ROLE-PLAYING...

    Sierra presents: the role-playing adventure


    After years of leading the field in 3-D Animated Adventure Games, players and critics alike are telling us we have taken the lead in yet another game genre -- Fantasy Role Playing. In Hero's Quest, FRP means Fun Role Playing.

    Three games in one!

    Play the game as your Hero-of-Choice. Will you become the Fighter? The Magic User? The Wily Thief? In Hero's Quest the choice is yours...and Hero's Quest can be played over and over again using different skills and different solutions to game puzzles.

    This is FRP Sierra style...

    As a recent graduate of the Famous Adventurers' Correspondence School for Heroes, you're more than qualified to battle brigands, massacre monsters and rescue royalty. If you're eager to exercise your new credentials, you've come to the right place. The barony of Spielburg is in dire need of a champion, and you just might fit the bill!

    Life's not easy for a wanna-be hero, but for every grueling battle, for every hour of work, for every day of adventuring you can only get stronger, swifter and more skillful -- not to mention rich! Soon even the most powerful monsters will be no match for you. When you've purged the land of evil, choose a new role and play the game again!

    But remember Adventuring Rule #1: When in doubt, run away! So you want to be a hero? Well, here's your chance -- Hero's Quest I--So You Want To Be A Hero...FRP has never been this much fun!

    Hero's Quest players tell us how it is...

    'Just got HQ yesterday and am very pleased...some of the humor is priceless.'

    '...this one has more humor than most CRPG's I've played!'

    'The fairies were a riot! Great characterizations in this game, better even than Space Quest III, and that's going some.'

    '...much of the humor is a great deal more subtle...the sub thing brought me right out of my chair.'

    'I like that ending a lot!!! I want to go back and replay...SOON!'

    '...one of the best of all of Sierra Games...I play the game every chance I get. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes games by Sierra.'

    'We can't wait to play HQ II!! Sierra is getting too good at this stuff. It's getting to the darn point where no other computer games are worth buying. Keep it up...just make MORE games.'

    Contributed by Belboz (6543) on Apr 08, 2001.

From back of box:
    So You Want To Be A Hero

    As a graduate of the Famous Adventurers' Correspondence School, you're more than qualified to battle brigands, massacre monsters and rescue royalty. If you're eager to exercise your new credentials, you've come to the right place. The barony of Spielburg is in dire need of a champion, and you just might fit the bill!

    Hero's Quest I cpmbines Sierra's 3-D Animated Adventure Game style, with the creative character building of role-playing games. Create your own character from the ground up, and venture forth into a world of magic. Become a mysterious magician, a fierce fighter or a wily thief, and select the skills and attributes you think will serve you best.

    Hero's Quest I is three games in one. You can play again using your enhanced skills, or create another character who will approach problems in a different way.

    FEATURES

    • Animated combat sequences and spell casting; more animation than ever.

    • Special combat and magic systems enable you to interact with the game environment as realistically as possible. 'Quick Commands' replace tedious typing.

    • Sierra's high-resolution graphics and superior sound enhance gaming enjoyment.


    Choose from three basic character types: Fighter, Magic User and Thief.

    Encounter creatures beyond imagination; experience trials that boggle the mind.

    Battle powerful monsters using wits, strength and even magic!

    Husband and wife design team Lori and Corey Cole bring a wealth of role-playing and theatrical experience to Hero's Quest.

    Contributed by Belboz (6543) on Apr 08, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    Lori and Corey Cole want *you* to be a Hero!

    We love fantasy role-playing games. In Quest For Glory, we've combined the best features of fantasy adventures and role-playing games to create the same kind of experience that we look for in a game. We want to share the drama, the excitement, and the fun of being a real Hero.

    Lori and Corey Cole once again draw upon their expertise in computers, art, theater, and role-playing to bring you a new benchmark in interactive adventure. Their award-winning fantasies have earned them a legion of fans around the world.

    Quest For Glory combines the puzzle-solving and story-telling style of Sierra's classic adventures with the character development, combat, and magic of computer role playing games. And it's three games in one! Play it as a mighty magician, a fierce fighter, or a wily thief. Select the skills and attributes you think you'll need. The game plays differently according to your character's unique abilities.

    Get set for an amazing fantasy game that can be played again and again. But before you get committed, ask yourself: Do you really want to be a hero?

    Contributed by Eurythmic (2600) on Jul 19, 1999.