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Timequest (DOS)

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Time Quest, written by Bob Bates (Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels and Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur) who served his apprenticeship at Infocom), is a text/graphical interactive fiction game.

You have to travel through time and solve various problems in that time period to correct the time stream.


Timequest DOS Sir Winston Churchill himself
Timequest DOS In one of the game's most memorable scenes, the royal children of Egypt find... Baby Moses!
Timequest DOS ...and Aztec priests!
Timequest DOS Peking in 1215: the city is besieged by Genghis Khan and his army.

Alternate Titles

  • "Time Quest" -- Common misspelling

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User Reviews

Travel through time with this masterpiece from Legend! Afex Tween (164) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
I didn't have time for time quest jossiejojo (41) unrated

The Press Says

Techtite 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Sep, 1991 79 out of 100 79


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Debugging code

Similar to Spellcasting 101's 'gwcheat' cheat, Timequest has some debugging code (zmem, zget, etc), 'zget' allows you to take any item in the game, it can however mess up the interpreter if you 'zget player'.

European release

The European 5,25'' version of Timequest has a different screenshot on the upper right of the back cover. While the US version features a screenshot of Mussolini and Hitler with the caption "Rome 1940 Deceive Mussolini and Hitler into thinking England has surrendered" the European version has a screenshot showing Winston Churchill and the caption says "Dover 1940 Give Churchill time to evacuate the troops at Dunkirk".

Also the 3.5" Disks of the European release show version number 1.1 instead of version 1.0 (US release).


The name of the villain in Timequest (Zeke S. Vettenmyer) is an anagram of "Steven E. Meretzky", Legend co-founder and author of the Spellcasting series.

Steve Meretzky

One of the listed play testers is none other than Steve Meretzky (author of Legend's Spellcasting series) himself.


  • Game Players
    • 1991 - PC Excellence Award
  • QuestBusters
    • 1991 - Game of the Year
  • Games Magazine
    • 1991 - Top 100 Games of the Year Award
Information also contributed by Indra was here, partykiller and Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe
Yakumo (419) added Timequest (DOS) on Mar 11, 2000