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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 ZX Spectrum Hanging on to nothing at the start
HeroQuest Atari ST Overview map
HeroQuest Atari ST Mission description
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Task information 1

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User Reviews

Great board game, inadequate CRPG DOS Boston Low (92)

The Press Says

Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Atari ST User Atari ST Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
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 Amiga 1992 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 52 out of 100 52
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 11, 2012 2.5 out of 6 42


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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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