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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.


HeroQuest Amstrad CPC Loading screen
HeroQuest Commodore 64 Select A Quest
HeroQuest DOS The Barbarian gets impetuous, and finds himself fighting a Chaos Warrior all by himself.
HeroQuest Atari ST Encounter with a Goblin

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

Critic Reviews

The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Raze Amiga Aug, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Jul, 1991 63 out of 100 63
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 61 out of 100 61


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


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    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: FRP & RPG
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #39 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
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