User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Dark Seal

Dark Seal Screenshots

Arcade version

Dark Seal Arcade Intro story

Intro story

Dark Seal Arcade Evil poisoned people's mind. Like government

Evil poisoned people's mind. Like government

Dark Seal Arcade Gate of Doom is broken now

Gate of Doom is broken now

Dark Seal Arcade 4 heroes from legends

4 heroes from legends

Dark Seal Arcade Your mission. Quite simple

Your mission. Quite simple

Dark Seal Arcade Character Select

Character Select

Dark Seal Arcade Female wizard uses flames

Female wizard uses flames

Dark Seal Arcade Spikes

Spikes

Dark Seal Arcade Some zombies

Some zombies

Dark Seal Arcade Harpies

Harpies

Dark Seal Arcade Doors are always locked, I must kill enemies first

Doors are always locked, I must kill enemies first

Dark Seal Arcade Cut-scene

Cut-scene

Dark Seal Arcade On castle wall

On castle wall

Dark Seal Arcade Dragon

Dragon

Dark Seal Arcade Winter level

Winter level

Dark Seal Arcade Blue skeleton

Blue skeleton


Dark Seal Screenshots

Zeebo version

Dark Seal Zeebo The story so far: demons and devils of the underworld have break through the Gate of Doom and now the four heroes summoned by the Force Divine have to destroy them.

The story so far: demons and devils of the underworld have break through the Gate of Doom and now the four heroes summoned by the Force Divine have to destroy them.

Dark Seal Zeebo The heroes' profiles will be shown before the game begins.

The heroes' profiles will be shown before the game begins.

Dark Seal Zeebo Title screen.

Title screen.

Dark Seal Zeebo The only thing added to this version are these pop up menus. Here, for instance, you select number of players, access the options menu, the help screen or exit the game.

The only thing added to this version are these pop up menus. Here, for instance, you select number of players, access the options menu, the help screen or exit the game.

Dark Seal Zeebo One line summary for the game.

One line summary for the game.

Dark Seal Zeebo Character selection screen: a knight, a wizard, a bard and... a ninja? Really?

Character selection screen: a knight, a wizard, a bard and... a ninja? Really?

Dark Seal Zeebo As you can see, the Gate of Doom held skeletons and other undead creatures.

As you can see, the Gate of Doom held skeletons and other undead creatures.

Dark Seal Zeebo The ninja is poisoned. He will lose health while poisoned.

The ninja is poisoned. He will lose health while poisoned.

Dark Seal Zeebo The ninja uses magic to turn into a bush of fire. While in that form, the player becomes invulnerable until the magic meter at the bottom of the screen is depleted.

The ninja uses magic to turn into a bush of fire. While in that form, the player becomes invulnerable until the magic meter at the bottom of the screen is depleted.

Dark Seal Zeebo Columns like those can cure the characters if touched.

Columns like those can cure the characters if touched.

Dark Seal Zeebo Stealing my magic just before I face a boss? How convenient.

Stealing my magic just before I face a boss? How convenient.

Dark Seal Zeebo The knight is hit by the dragon's lightning attack.

The knight is hit by the dragon's lightning attack.

Dark Seal Zeebo OK, so who's that girl and why is she being kidnapped?

OK, so who's that girl and why is she being kidnapped?

Dark Seal Zeebo Sorry, Mario, your princess is in another castle.

Sorry, Mario, your princess is in another castle.

Dark Seal Zeebo That pig there is the player's character, transformed by the touch of a ghoul.

That pig there is the player's character, transformed by the touch of a ghoul.

Dark Seal Zeebo The knight uses magic to turn into a column of water. How can that be harmful to the dragon is beyond me.

The knight uses magic to turn into a column of water. How can that be harmful to the dragon is beyond me.

Dark Seal Zeebo Magic can also transform the characters into mythological creatures. Here we have Medusa turning some monsters into stone.

Magic can also transform the characters into mythological creatures. Here we have Medusa turning some monsters into stone.

Dark Seal Zeebo The bard takes on the second stage boss, again without magic.

The bard takes on the second stage boss, again without magic.

Dark Seal Zeebo The Wizard runs from the fire of a dragon. As you can see, dragons are a recurrent theme for enemies in this game.

The Wizard runs from the fire of a dragon. As you can see, dragons are a recurrent theme for enemies in this game.

Dark Seal Zeebo Two players gameplay shown as demonstration. The arcade game wasn't changed so you still see the "insert coin" message flashing while the game is demonstrated.

Two players gameplay shown as demonstration. The arcade game wasn't changed so you still see the "insert coin" message flashing while the game is demonstrated.