Heirs to the Throne

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Fantasy-themed strategic/managerial wargame. The premise is that in a vast continent made up of warring fiefdoms a king arose and unified the whole land. Eventually the once warring barons agreed that they couldn't live peacefully with each other and the king was assassinated while the sole heir was conveniently out fighting in the Crusades. You play one of this barons who must expand his starting territory and conquer the entire kingdom. Gameplay is phase-based and you have to do all sort of things from commanding armies and devicing combat strategies to managing your budding villages and fiefdoms by collecting taxes, recruiting, and balancing your checkbook.

The game includes a series of gameplay options to modify and create your own game modes. You can select the size of the kingdom, the amount of territory to be explored, the chances of random events, and there's even an option that makes the game a race against the clock as you try to get the kingdom before the rightful heir returns. Includes hot-seat multiplayer support for up to 4 players.


Heirs to the Throne DOS Issue orders from the main menu.
Heirs to the Throne DOS ...but soon become a duke...
Heirs to the Throne DOS ...or a thieving scoundrel.
Heirs to the Throne DOS Economic actions -- like constructing new villages -- are done in menus.

Alternate Titles

  • "Erben des Throns" -- German title

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Critic Reviews

Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1993 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1992 61 out of 100 61
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 61 out of 100 61


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The German version box contained either four 3,5" DD or three 5,25" HD disks, the game manual, a technical booklet, a quick reference card, a registration card, a poster of the cover artwork and - nice feature - a sheet of pre-printed stickers for backup disks.
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