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Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny (DOS)

Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny DOS Title Screen


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You are the prince and heir to the land's greatest kingdom. Garth, a wizard of immense power and greed, banished you as a child to far away while he ran the kingdom with an iron hand.

As you grew, you were taught the ways of a master fighter. And you learned well. Return to your kindgom to end Garth's rule!


Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny DOS Beware the drops of acid.
Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny DOS Some health bonus, apparently not easy to reach
Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny DOS Consulting the wise old man for help
Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny DOS Shooting the enemy

User Reviews

Dull graphics and crap sound. Nice controls and great music *Katakis* (37848) unrated
Well, it was good in '91... Sam Tinianow (98) unrated
Gah. Stupid game. Tomer Gabel (4364) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

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Freeware release

The game was released as freeware on March 20, 2009.


Dark Ages used The PCX Programmer's Toolkit by Genus Microprogramming, a popular commercial graphics library of the time.


Dark Ages was a shareware trilogy, with the first part freely released as shareware, and the second and third parts as commercial games. The three sections were called Prince of Destiny, The Undead Kingdom, and Dungeons of Doom respectively


Dark Ages was the first shareware game to support the FM music/sound synthesis of the Adlib and Sound Blaster cards.

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Trixter (8730) added Dark Ages: Volume I - Prince of Destiny (DOS) on Feb 27, 2000