DescriptionBased on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal.
The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives.
One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG style.
- "Heroes of the Lance - A Dragonlance™ Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
- "Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance" -- NES Title Screen title
Part of the Following Groups
- Dungeons & Dragons Campaign Setting: Dragonlance
- Dungeons & Dragons (D&D / AD&D) licensees
- Games with manual lookup copy protection
- Inspiration: Literature
|Putrid game on all levels||NES||Multimedia Mike (17487)|
|Hand to hand combat with a dragon? Uh...it's your funeral||DOS||Indra is here (19807)|
The Press Says
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Mar, 1989||844 out of 1000||84|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||8 out of 10||80|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Nov, 1988||9 out of 12||75|
|Commodore Format||Commodore 64||Dec, 1991||72 out of 100||72|
|64'er||Commodore 64||Oct, 1989||6 out of 10||60|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Nov, 1988||55 out of 100||55|
|The Games Machine (UK)||ZX Spectrum||Mar, 1989||38 out of 100||38|
|Game Freaks 365||NES||2006||3.3 out of 10||33|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amstrad CPC||Mar, 1989||30 out of 100||30|
|HonestGamers||NES||Mar 19, 2005||2 out of 10||20|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Any logical reason to keep the RPG genre here?||1||Alaka (31666)
Oct 28, 2012
Cover artThe game box's cover features a painting by artist Jeff Easley, also used as the front cover to Richard A. Knaak's 1988 Dragonlance novel The Legend of Huma.
Title screenThe title screen is an adaptation of a painting by Clyde Caldwell, earlier the cover to Tracy Hickman's 1984 RPG module Dragons of Despair.
- Electronic Gaming Monthly
- December 1989 (Issue 5) - Best RPG (Forecasting the 1990 Award Winners) (tied with Phantasy Star II)