King's Bounty (DOS)

King's Bounty Screenshots

DOS version

Title Screen
Company logo
In-Game Credits
Choose A Character
Arriving in Continentia
Reviewing Your Character
Recruiting at the Castle
Visiting Town
Getting a Bounty
A Measly Army
Combat
Recruiting Some Peasants
In-game options are different during battle and exploration mode
When enemy army spots you, they will follow you to a given border
Before engaging into a fight, you will see enemy forces in time for escape if you don't think you'll prevail in battle
Gold chests mean everything, from money to increased income and maps
Found a special item (there are two per continent)
Archers can shoot from any distance and deal heavy damage before the enemy even comes near you
Forest dwellings will provide you with Gnomes, Sprites, Elves, Druids, and other forest creatures (note the desert where time moves a lot faster)
Buying some Gnomes (you may recruit as much as you have experience points)
Surrounding much tougher enemy, but your strength comes in numbers here
Orcs are the cheapest archers, but can do more damage to certain units
You can only have up to five different armies, though you can dismiss any to replace it with a new one or save some money
To attack the castle you have to buy a siege weapon first, and have a better army than when facing random foes
Checking out the map (parts which you've explored thus far) of the current continent
Inspite of being outnumbered, Trolls can act almost invulnerable sometimes and make you taste a bitter defeat
The victory's yours, though leave at least one army in the castle or monsters will occupy it again
Boat means everything in this game, without hiring one you won't be nearly as agile
Archmage Aurange will teach you magic, but for 5000 gold, though worthy every coin both in battle and exploration modes
In crypts you can recruit Skeletons, Ghosts, Zombies, and other undead creatures
Character Select (CGA)
Title Screen (CGA)
Character Select (EGA)
Title Screen (EGA)
Earning promotions will let you command bigger armies
Enemy armies are represented differently on different continent
Recruiting Elves in the forest, they are the strongest archers in the game
Recruiting Nomads in the plains, they are the only unit that can move up to 4 squares
Attacking the enemy castle with an army of archers of all kinds
Good strategy will let you win the battle even with a weaker army than that of your opponent's
Facing the dragons in combat, the strongest unit in the game
Recruiting army from the Saharia will let you take castles on previous continents rather easily
On later continents enemies will be stronger, but reward will be that much greater
When you feel confident, you can attack a strong castle with only a partial army at your command
All the maps and items found and acquired
When the armies are similar in strength, choosing the right strategy will determine the outcome
Castle of the final enemy is impossible to take on the first attack, so you'll have to return after softening his army before you flee
Checking your army's morale and stats... the background color defines unit type (i.e. red for undead units)
The road to victory
The king is thanking you for saving the kingdom in whatever time it took you to do so