HeroQuest

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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2.9
Acorn 32-bit
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ZX Spectrum
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3.3
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Description

The famous fantasy-themed board game was converted into an isometric-viewed role playing game in which the evil Wizard Morcar must be defeated. You take control of a wizard, a dwarf, a barbarian and an elf, each with different strengths and weaknesses, who each start the 14 missions from opposite sides of the board.

Strict turn-based movement rules apply, as actions other than movement can only be carried out before or after the move, the size of which is limited by a dice roll. These moves are carried out using an icon-based system. Characters can fight the many monsters which lurk, or cast spells to vanquish them. There are magic potions to uncover, but also hidden traps, so mapping is advised. Treasure can be collected, and traded at the shop after each level.

Screenshots

HeroQuest DOS Between dungeon romps, one can upgrade one's equipment...if you have the gold. In some ways, Hero Quest plays like a turn based Diablo.
HeroQuest Atari ST Choose mission
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Lots of spells on offer
HeroQuest Commodore 64 First Quest: The Maze

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User Reviews

Great board game, inadequate CRPG DOS Boston Low (93)

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 94 out of 100 94
The One Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
The One for ST Games Atari ST Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 815 out of 1000 82
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1991 7.8 out of 12 65
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Title

This game itself was the board game that caused Sierra to change the name of Hero's Quest to Quest for Glory.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: FRP & RPG
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #39 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

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