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Heroes of the Lance

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Description

Based 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.

Screenshots

Heroes of the Lance PC-98 Not-so-cliche babe in cool blue pants...
Heroes of the Lance PC-98 Cliche Sexy Fantasy Chick (TM)
Heroes of the Lance MSX Goldmoon
Heroes of the Lance PC-88 Character stats

Alternate Titles

  • "Heroes of the Lance - A Dragonlanceā„¢ Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance" -- NES Title Screen title

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User Reviews

Putrid game on all levels NES Multimedia Mike (17486)
Hand to hand combat with a dragon? Uh...it's your funeral DOS Indra is here (19837)

The Press Says

Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 96 out of 100 96
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1988 78 out of 100 78
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
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 33 out of 100 33
Game Freaks 365 NES 2006 3.3 out of 10 33
HonestGamers NES Mar 19, 2005 2 out of 10 20
Just Games Retro NES Jun 29, 2003 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Any logical reason to keep the RPG genre here? 1 Alaka (33088)
Oct 28, 2012

Trivia

Cover art

The 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 screen

The title screen is an adaptation of a painting by Clyde Caldwell, earlier the cover to Tracy Hickman's 1984 RPG module Dragons of Despair.

Awards