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HeroQuest

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
...
3.6
Acorn 32-bit
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...
Amiga
77
3.5
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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 ZX Spectrum Lots of spells on offer
HeroQuest Amstrad CPC Title screen and main menu
HeroQuest Atari ST Company Logo Gremlin
HeroQuest Atari ST Encounter with a Goblin

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User Reviews

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

The Press Says

The One Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Atari ST User Atari ST Jun, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 61 out of 100 61
Power Play DOS Apr, 1992 53 out of 100 53
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 52 out of 100 52
Power Play Amiga Jul, 1991 52 out of 100 52
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 11, 2012 2.5 out of 6 42

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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.
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