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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 DOS Inventory access menu
HeroQuest DOS Up to all four of the classic Hero Quest board game characters can join together to romp through a dungeon: the Barbarian, the Dwarf, the Elf, and the Wizard.
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Main menu
HeroQuest Commodore 64 Main Menu

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
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 Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
ST Format Atari ST Jun, 1993 74 out of 100 74
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 61 out of 100 61
Power Play DOS Apr, 1992 53 out of 100 53
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.


  • 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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