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Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Screenshots

Atari ST version

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST When the mouse icon turns into this little monster head, it means to sit tight -- the computer is thinking!  Usually otherwise it will be a dashing sword.

When the mouse icon turns into this little monster head, it means to sit tight -- the computer is thinking! Usually otherwise it will be a dashing sword.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST A not unreasonable request.  But surely they would make exceptions for video game historians!

A not unreasonable request. But surely they would make exceptions for video game historians!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Start menu

Start menu

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST A game-customized company logo

A game-customized company logo

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Title screen

Title screen

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Feisty one, isn't he?

Feisty one, isn't he?

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Credits

Credits

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Choose your character's class!

Choose your character's class!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Customizing a new character (the thief allows the well-rounded jack-of-all-trades)

Customizing a new character (the thief allows the well-rounded jack-of-all-trades)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Starting location

Starting location

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Beginning inventory

Beginning inventory

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Sierra's typical pull-down menus

Sierra's typical pull-down menus

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Internal clock for the game world!  This game has a day / night cycle.

Internal clock for the game world! This game has a day / night cycle.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST You'll be seeing a lot more of these guys in the sequel.

You'll be seeing a lot more of these guys in the sequel.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST The character is moved with the arrow keys, but most other instructions are typed in like so.  My character is now running!

The character is moved with the arrow keys, but most other instructions are typed in like so. My character is now running!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Most of the game's more important quests appear posted here on the bulletin board in the Adventurer's Guild

Most of the game's more important quests appear posted here on the bulletin board in the Adventurer's Guild

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Outside the town

Outside the town

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST The healer's hut to the right, the castle ahead!

The healer's hut to the right, the castle ahead!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Petitioning at the gates of the Baron's castle.

Petitioning at the gates of the Baron's castle.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Beautiful vistas break up monotonous forest.  (I especially like the reflection!)

Beautiful vistas break up monotonous forest. (I especially like the reflection!)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Not all forest encounters are random

Not all forest encounters are random

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST The dreaded Antwerp, which cannot be safely dispatched by conventional means.

The dreaded Antwerp, which cannot be safely dispatched by conventional means.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST The seed-spitting Spirea spores!

The seed-spitting Spirea spores!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Not just a good place to practice throwing...

Not just a good place to practice throwing...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Rumour has it there's a mandrake growing here

Rumour has it there's a mandrake growing here

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST Sneaking through the woods

Sneaking through the woods

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST The sneaking didn't help me evade the attentions of a random encounter, a brigand plaguing the valley

The sneaking didn't help me evade the attentions of a random encounter, a brigand plaguing the valley

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Atari ST This brigand is about to run me through!

This brigand is about to run me through!


Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Screenshots

DOS version

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Title screen for the initial release (still called Hero's Quest)

Title screen for the initial release (still called Hero's Quest)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Title

Title

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Title 2

Title 2

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Main Menu

Main Menu

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Choosing a character

Choosing a character

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Picking name and assigning numbers

Picking name and assigning numbers

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Entering the city

Entering the city

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The inn

The inn

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Erana's Peace

Erana's Peace

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Fighting a giant

Fighting a giant

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Fighting a bear

Fighting a bear

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Don't drink the dragon's breath!

Don't drink the dragon's breath!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Casting a spell

Casting a spell

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The castle

The castle

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS A cave

A cave

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Brauggi

Brauggi

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Cleaning the castle stables for 5 silvers

Cleaning the castle stables for 5 silvers

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Visiting Zara's magic shop

Visiting Zara's magic shop

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Talking to Wolfgang Abenteuer, the Guild Master

Talking to Wolfgang Abenteuer, the Guild Master

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Looking for work on the bulletin board at the Adventurer's Guild

Looking for work on the bulletin board at the Adventurer's Guild

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Visiting 'Enry the hermit

Visiting 'Enry the hermit

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Thrown out of the Aces & Eights by Crusher for asking too many questions

Thrown out of the Aces & Eights by Crusher for asking too many questions

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Tripping on magic mushrooms

Tripping on magic mushrooms

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The thief can break into some houses and steal valuable items

The thief can break into some houses and steal valuable items

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Fighting hordes of goblins at the Goblin Central Combat Training Zone. A good way to improve your stats

Fighting hordes of goblins at the Goblin Central Combat Training Zone. A good way to improve your stats

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Playing the Mage's Maze game against Erasmus

Playing the Mage's Maze game against Erasmus

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS At night, creepy ghosts roam the town's graveyard

At night, creepy ghosts roam the town's graveyard

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The chief thief is ranting inside the Thieves' Guild

The chief thief is ranting inside the Thieves' Guild

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Turned into a stag by the dryad. That's your punishment for hurting a creature of the forest

Turned into a stag by the dryad. That's your punishment for hurting a creature of the forest

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Having a conversation with Heinrich the centaur

Having a conversation with Heinrich the centaur

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The healer's hut - a personal opinion: it looks much better in the EGA version

The healer's hut - a personal opinion: it looks much better in the EGA version

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS One of the game's Easter eggs

One of the game's Easter eggs

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Erasmus' home - another place I liked better in the EGA version

Erasmus' home - another place I liked better in the EGA version

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS And another Easter egg - a reference to "King's Quest 4"

And another Easter egg - a reference to "King's Quest 4"

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Baba Yaga's hut (inside)

Baba Yaga's hut (inside)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Baba Yaga's hut (outside, at night)

Baba Yaga's hut (outside, at night)

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS The brigand leader

The brigand leader

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Since some adventures take place in the night, I started checking out how places look after nightfall: the street...

Since some adventures take place in the night, I started checking out how places look after nightfall: the street...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS ...the healer's hut...

...the healer's hut...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS ...the field...

...the field...


Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero Screenshots

PC-98 version

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 Uh-oh. I knew I should have ordered that 'Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School' guide to oriental languages...

Uh-oh. I knew I should have ordered that 'Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School' guide to oriental languages...

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 ゴジラ!!!

ゴジラ!!!

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 Try, try, try to understand... he's a magic man.

Try, try, try to understand... he's a magic man.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 And let me guide you to the purple pants.

And let me guide you to the purple pants.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 Japanese messages / English subtitles

Japanese messages / English subtitles

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 English messages / Japanese subtitles

English messages / Japanese subtitles

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 Oh... 'EYE' see what you did there.

Oh... 'EYE' see what you did there.

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 "Eh? Let me tell you about the time I mistook the can of green spray paint for shaving cream..."

"Eh? Let me tell you about the time I mistook the can of green spray paint for shaving cream..."

Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero PC-98 The graffiti problem in this town is getting WAY out of hand...

The graffiti problem in this town is getting WAY out of hand...