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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
...
4.5
Commodore 64
86
4.0
Apple II
...
4.2
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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.

Screenshots

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Viewing a character's stats
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Yay! We are rich! Let's kill more monsters for money!
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 Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Pixel-Heroes.de Amiga Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
Happy Computer Apple II Jun, 1988 90 out of 100 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 10.5 out of 12 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Amiga Jun, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69

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    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Robin Hogg)

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