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Legacy of the Ancients

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Apple II
Commodore 64
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You are a simple shepherd in the world of Tarmalon who one day discovers a panic-driven dying man by the roadside who carries a strange leather bound scroll and a golden bracelet. This begins the adventure in the race against time to destroy the evil scroll and those who wish to kill you to take its power for their own uses.

This role-playing game uses the same game engine as Questron. Your journey takes you through overlands, dungeons, towns, castles, oceans, pirate caves and inter-galactic museums to finally face the real threat to the world of Tarmalon. You will have to fight using weapons and magic, gamble, and trade items. Your character is rated for dexterity, strength, charm, endurance and intelligence - skillful play will maximize these.


Legacy of the Ancients Apple II Exploring the shops.
Legacy of the Ancients Apple II Hmmm, will this fortune come true?
Legacy of the Ancients Commodore 64 Combat
Legacy of the Ancients Apple II Wandering the museum.

Alternate Titles

  • "LotA" -- Common abbreviation
  • "LoA" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

Happy Computer Commodore 64 1986 84 out of 100 84
Commodore User Commodore 64 Oct, 1987 8 out of 10 80
The Games Machine (UK) DOS Jul, 1989 73 out of 100 73
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1987 61 out of 100 61
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 56 out of 100 56


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Legacy of the Ancients use the same game engine from the RPG classics Questron 1 and Questron 2. The sequel to Legacy of the Ancients, Legend of Blacksilver, was never ported to the PC from its original Commodore 64 platform. Of course, the Commodore's graphics and music were far superior to this early PC port.

Related Web Sites

  • LegacyOfTheAncients.com (This site is dedicated to preserving the game. It includes manuals and other game documents, maps, screenshots, gamecheats and more. For PC users, there are direction for altering you character-save file.)
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