User review spotlight: Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (DOS)

Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
80
...
Commodore 64
58
2.2
Atari ST
79
4.0

Trivia

Accidental covermount release

One UK ST magazine offered a playable demo of this on a coverdisk. Or, at least, that's how it seemed, until tens of thousands of readers loaded it up and found themselves presented with the full game, then retailing at £25!

Version differences

In the Amiga and Atari version (probably in the other computer conversions too) the gore animations from the arcade version when dying in the spike machine trap were removed.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #42 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Contributed by Martin Smith (63136) on Oct 05, 2004. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (115733) and Jo ST (15388)]. -- edit trivia