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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
4.2
DOS
...
3.3
Commodore 64
86
4.0
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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 Equipment screen
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS You'll sometimes express your annoyance over the random battles
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Speaking with the priest. You need a password to enter the dungeon
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Apple II Title Screen

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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 Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Happy Computer Apple II Jun, 1988 90 out of 100 90
CU Amiga Amiga May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 84 out of 100 84
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65

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