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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (DOS)

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness Screenshots

DOS version

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Opening Title - Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness

Opening Title - Ultima 1: The First Age of Darkness

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Castle of Lord British

Castle of Lord British

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Main Menu

Main Menu

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Character Generation - Odd that you for race you can pick besides human: Elf, Dwarf and Bobbit.

Character Generation - Odd that you for race you can pick besides human: Elf, Dwarf and Bobbit.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Game start - Overland travel view

Game start - Overland travel view

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Entering the Castle of Lord British.

Entering the Castle of Lord British.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Entering the City of Britain.

Entering the City of Britain.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS A bobbit?  No, not *that* Bobbit!

A bobbit? No, not *that* Bobbit!

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Hopping off a horse amidst a slew of enemies.

Hopping off a horse amidst a slew of enemies.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS An eclectic selection of vehicles and mounts; yes, that is a shuttle above the aircar.

An eclectic selection of vehicles and mounts; yes, that is a shuttle above the aircar.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Fighting in and emerging from a dungeon is the primary way to gain hit points early in the game.

Fighting in and emerging from a dungeon is the primary way to gain hit points early in the game.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS The obligatory giant rat that every RPG must set against the player early on.

The obligatory giant rat that every RPG must set against the player early on.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Facing a cyclops eye to... eye.

Facing a cyclops eye to... eye.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Ultima I's liches look strangely reminiscent of Ultima VII's Guardian...

Ultima I's liches look strangely reminiscent of Ultima VII's Guardian...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Early D&D influence; fighting a "mind whipper" with a "blaster" -- Expedition to the Barrier Peaks anyone?

Early D&D influence; fighting a "mind whipper" with a "blaster" -- Expedition to the Barrier Peaks anyone?

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Given the plot twist in Ultima VI in regard to Daemons, Origin's first representation of them here is interesting.

Given the plot twist in Ultima VI in regard to Daemons, Origin's first representation of them here is interesting.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS I swear I didn't yell, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" at my computer...

I swear I didn't yell, "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!" at my computer...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Lolo's first appearance

Lolo's first appearance

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Evidence of influence from Traveller; vacc suits and reflec[t] armor

Evidence of influence from Traveller; vacc suits and reflec[t] armor

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS One of the eight quests assigned by the kings in their castles.

One of the eight quests assigned by the kings in their castles.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Rescuing a princess; she gets caught again real quick afterward, it seems.

Rescuing a princess; she gets caught again real quick afterward, it seems.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Counting down to blastoff.

Counting down to blastoff.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS In earth orbit; you can dock at the base and switch to the other ships.

In earth orbit; you can dock at the base and switch to the other ships.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Sector scan, showing alien sectors with alien ships, stars and bases.

Sector scan, showing alien sectors with alien ships, stars and bases.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Kit...  turboboost!  Oh, sorry, wrong reference...

Kit... turboboost! Oh, sorry, wrong reference...

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS The sole purpose of the space part of the game is to find 20 aliens ships and shoot them to become an ace; that's it.

The sole purpose of the space part of the game is to find 20 aliens ships and shoot them to become an ace; that's it.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS The character sheet; gameplay-wise, little differentiates the fighter from the cleric.

The character sheet; gameplay-wise, little differentiates the fighter from the cleric.

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)

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 Boarding the time machine with everything in order.

Boarding the time machine with everything in order.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Fighting Mondain; notice the now classic Ultima spell effect.

Fighting Mondain; notice the now classic Ultima spell effect.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS The final confrontation

The final confrontation

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Mondain is, of course, rather tough.

Mondain is, of course, rather tough.

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS The end

The end

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Mountains are impassable

Mountains are impassable

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Skeleton

Skeleton

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Typical fight

Typical fight

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS I want fight on beach!

I want fight on beach!

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Buy something!

Buy something!

Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness DOS Castle of Lord British (CGA)

Castle of Lord British (CGA)