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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate (Commodore 64)

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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 Commodore 64 Receiving treasure after a fight
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Skara Brae
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 In a temple
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Title screen

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Pixel-Heroes.de Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
64'er Feb, 1989 14 out of 15 93
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1988 920 out of 1000 92
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1988 84 out of 100 84
Zzap! Oct, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70

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