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Gateway to the Savage Frontier

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
58
3.5
Commodore 64
...
4.0
DOS
...
3.8
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Description

The party of adventurers has just escorted a caravan from the dwarven-ruled citadel Adbar to the city of Yartar. Now it's time to relax - the heroes head to the nearest tavern for food and drinks. However, somebody slips a drug into their food, and they all pass out. Upon awakening, they discover that they have been robbed of nearly all their possessions. The heroes must now begin everything from scratch. Investigating the matter, they unravel a much bigger and more sinister plot, which involves the evil organization Zhentarim and their plans for conquering the land.

Gateway to the Savage Frontier is a Gold Box Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game set in a Forgotten Realms area known as the Savage Frontier. The gameplay is very similar to other games in the series, including creating and managing a six-member party of adventurers following the AD&D rules, first-person view for exploration, and turn-based combat. A new addition is a world map travel mode, which includes enemy encounters, and character-specific side quests, which can be undertaken by finding and talking to certain non-playable characters.

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Gateway to the Savage Frontier DOS Story starts
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 As usual everything was fine ...
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 Explore towns
Gateway to the Savage Frontier Commodore 64 Credits

Alternate Titles

  • "Gateway to the Savage Frontier - A Forgotten Realms™ Fantasy Role-Playing Epic, Vol. I" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Power Play DOS Oct, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Amiga Mania Amiga Jun, 1992 72 out of 100 72
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 58 out of 100 58
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1991 57 out of 100 57
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1992 57 out of 100 57
Amiga Joker Amiga Apr, 1992 54 out of 100 54
Amiga Action Amiga May, 1992 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Cover art

The game box's cover (and title screen) features a painting, Marvelous Magic, by artist Clyde Caldwell, earlier used as the front cover to Frank Mentzer's 1984 RPG supplement The Book of Marvelous Magic.
Contributed to by NGC 5194 (17313), Robert Morgan (863) and Terok Nor (18933)