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Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (DOS)

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Description

This game is set in medieval England. You play as Robin Hood. Your objective is to free King Richard from the French by raising money for his ransome. There are many different endings depending on the score you get. The game uses a mouse interface. There are arcade sequences built into the story, but their difficulty can be adjusted, or they can be completely turned off.

Screenshots

Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood DOS Part of the credits (MCGA/VGA)
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood DOS Your hidden camp (EGA/Tandy)
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood DOS The Queen's Knight is locked away in this tower.
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood DOS Visiting the widow's house (MCGA/VGA)

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User Reviews

A very well thought out game OceansDaughter (106) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Great Surprise!! William Shawn McDonie (1152) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Medieval fantasy but with a hefty dollop of realism jossiejojo (41) unrated
Get in the shoes of the Prince of Thieves (Robin Hood) Depth Lord (945) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

The Press Says

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Dragon Mar, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Adventure Gamers Jan 02, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Secret Service / New S Service Sep, 1993 90 out of 100 90
La Aventura es la Aventura Nov 15, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Mar, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Mar, 1992 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Cancelled CD version

After the disk releases, Sierra decided to re-release this game on CD. The CD version was to feature full speech and be distributed around 1993, but was never fully completed. There was a demo released with speech however.

Distribution

Conquests of the Longbow was available in four different packages: a 16 color version (supporting EGA, MCGA, VGA, Tandy/PCjr) with either 3.5" DD or 5.25" HD disks, and a 256 color version (supporting MCGA, VGA) with either 3.5" HD or 5.25" HD disks.

References

  • If you open the control panel and hit the Sierra button, the game will give you the credits, then inform you that "no guys from Andromeda" partook in the creation of the game, as a reference to Space Quest.
  • At the fair, there are a lot of little in-jokes. Try talking to everyone at the fair and you will find several Sierra programmers and employees (including the Two Guys from Andromeda) and also George Bush and Dan Quail.
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Blacksun (85) added Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood (DOS) on Jul 15, 2000
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