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Kingdom: The Far Reaches (DOS)

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Description

In this adventure game, step into the shoes of Lathan Kandor, a young boy, to defeat the evil Black Wizard. Lathan will find help from his mentor, the mighty magician Daelon. Explore the fantasy lands of the Far Reaches and retrieve three of the five pieces of the ancient relic called The Hand of Mobus. Talk to a variety of characters, collect objects and solve adventure type problems and puzzles.

Kingdom: The Far Reaches features mouse control, video animations, cartoon-like graphics, an in-game travel map and original music which can be turned off if desired.

Screenshots

Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Introduction screen
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Map interface of the Kingdom of Weigard
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Lathan, the hero of the game
Kingdom: The Far Reaches DOS Lathan, the hero of the game doing some magic in the village

Alternate Titles

  • "Thayer's Quest" -- Halcyon/Arcade title
  • "Reaches - A Prequel to Kingdom II: Shadoan" -- Windows release
  • "Kingdom: The Far Reaches - Book One" -- DOS release title

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The Press Says

Adventure Classic Gaming Jan 27, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Quandary Nov, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1995 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Gamer Sep, 1995 60 out of 100 60
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1995 42 out of 100 42
High Score Nov, 1995 2 out of 5 40
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 1995 31 out of 100 31

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Trivia

This game was originally released for the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System and the arcade as Thayer's Quest by RDI Video Systems. When this game, and Shadoan were released, the character names were redone, perhaps to avoid paying royalties.

RDI Video Systems was founded by Rick Dyer, one of the people that created the Dragon's Lair and Space Ace arcade games. RDI Video Systems went bankrupt soon after releasing Thayer's Quest and the Halcyon Interactive Laser Disc System.

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SamandMax (61) added Kingdom: The Far Reaches (DOS) on Aug 16, 2001
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