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Legends of Valour

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The city of Mittledorf is in chaos - an evil cousin of the King is oppressing the people. Your cousin Sven is not evil though, so when he disappears, you head to Mitteldorf to try to track him down.

Legends of Valour is a role-playing game using a similar movement system to Ultima Underworld. You walk through the world in real time, passing texture-mapped buildings. The complex gameworld is over a mile squared and includes 40 miles of underground tunnels, as well a thousands of characters getting on with their daily business.

When designing your character, you can customise his or her looks, and this affects your likelihood of being befriended or fought. To make any inroads into finding Sven, you will need to join professional Guilds and complete quests. You have spells available to you, but will need to acquire more as the game progresses.


Legends of Valour Atari ST Creating charecter
Legends of Valour Atari ST Starting village
Legends of Valour Atari ST Which way to exit?
Legends of Valour Atari ST The next day is coming

Alternate Titles

  • "Legends of Valour: Volume 1 - The Dawning" -- Full UK title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Format Amiga Mar, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Power Amiga Mar, 1993 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ST Format Atari ST Sep, 1993 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1992 75 out of 100 75
Amiga Games Amiga Feb, 1993 69 out of 100 69
Power Play DOS Dec, 1992 49 out of 100 49
PC Player (Germany) DOS Feb, 1993 49 out of 100 49
All Game Guide DOS 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Cancelled series

The UK version of the game was subtitled Volume 1 - The Dawning, as indeed, there were more chapters planned. They never materialised.


The UK version came in a box which was designed to look like an epic tome. The box consisted of an outer cover, with the actual box inside.

There were lots of goodies inside that box, too: A code-wheel (well, OK, so that's not really a goodie), a copy of The Mitteldorf Times, a letter from your cousin Sven, a large town map, an A2-sized poster showing the inner box art and a couple of special offers:
  • Special offer 1: 'Digitise your face - Star in your own adventure!' - SIf you sent a photo of yourself to the developers, together with a small fee, they would scan your face in and send a disk back to you with an image file that you could use in the game.
  • Special offer 2: Competition! There was a lost, or imprisoned, King somewhere in the game, and the first person to find him, take a screenshot and send it to the developers would win some kind of marvellous prize.


Several UK magazine editors got their faces digitized to the game. The game appeared to get better reviews in the UK than elsewhere, perhaps as a result.

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Contributed to by JRK (11151), S. Fleischauer (57) and Terok Nor (21023)