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Description

The Kingdom of Albereth was under attack of barbarian forces. King Valwyn drove the barbarians away, but was wounded in battles. Searching for a place where he could rest and restore his strength, he left the city - but never returned. Now, a new hero must rise and defend his homeland.

Times of Lore is an action game with light role-playing elements, which follows the adventures of a young warrior (strong barbarian, armored knight, or quick valkyrie) to assist a weakened kingdom from various threats, and to recover special Artifacts that once made the kingdom strong.

Gameplay consists of moving the protagonist in real-time (day and night) through various terrains, like forests, towns, and dungeons. The player character gathers basic items, like health and magic potions, and increasingly powerful weapons as he completes tasks and advances the plot. Conversations are handled through key phrases. Battles involve a few types of creatures (skeletons, orcs, rogues) of which there can be various flavors.

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Times of Lore Commodore 64 title
Times of Lore Commodore 64 The inn
Times of Lore Commodore 64 The knight
Times of Lore Commodore 64 you are dead

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultra Realm" -- working title

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1989 97 out of 100 97
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Feb, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Zzap! Feb, 1989 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Jan, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 70 out of 100 70
Retroguiden Jul 18, 2013 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

References to the game

Although not in Times of Lore itself, the game is mentioned in Ultima V by a 'Christopher' in one of the Brittannys surrounding Lord British's castle. 'Christopher' says it will be quite a masterpiece and hopes you purchase it when he sends it off to the printing presses.

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Quapil (4834) added Times of Lore (Commodore 64) on Jul 06, 2003
Other platforms contributed by JRK (11184), Kabushi (187166), Martin Smith (66808), Terok Nor (25940) and George Shannon (115)