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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
...
4.5
Amiga
79
4.5
DOS
...
3.3
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Description

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan.

Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons, and wilderness areas. Two new character classes have been added: Geomancer and Chronomancer. There are more dungeons than in the previous games, and this installment also adds an auto-mapping feature. The game's world is divided into separate realms accessed by using time warps, each with its own theme and setting - including, among others, famous locations from Earth's history such as ancient Rome or Berlin during World War II.

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Outside of refugee camp
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 At the bar
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS The ruins of Skara Brae

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User Reviews

Not the best of the Bard's Tale series - made more for Die-Hard Bard's Tale fans. DOS XplOrOrOr (16)
A bit of a challenge! DOS Mattias Kreku (423)

The Press Says

Pixel-Heroes.de DOS Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65

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