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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (DOS)

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Description

Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

Screenshots

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Boarding the time machine with everything in order.
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Mondain is, of course, rather tough.
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS A certain princess will reveal the location of the time machine (?) if you are a "space ace" (yes, Garriott was all over the place with this game, bless his heart)
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Opening Title - Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness

Alternate Titles

  • "Ultima I: The Beginning..." -- floppy disk title

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User Reviews

A great start to a great series. Terry Callahan (62) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
A grand start to a series that has entertained millions. jeff leyda (1568) 2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars2.83 Stars
A Confusing Journey Through Space and Time vedder (20101) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
This game creaks with age but is still fun enough for a couple of hours. Pix (1164) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
Playing it 28 years after release - a wonderful experience. Bruce Wayne (3) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Retrogaming.it May 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamesVault Jul 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1992 44 out of 100 44

Forums

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Health 2 Rwolf (6524)
Jan 28, 2013

Trivia

1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Extras

Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

Related Web Sites

Oleg Roschin (164804) added Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (DOS) on Feb 14, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (17840), koffiepad (10047) and Oleg Roschin (164804)