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Heroes of the Lance (NES)

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Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal.

The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives.

One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG style.


Heroes of the Lance NES Green gargoyle
Heroes of the Lance NES Main menu
Heroes of the Lance NES Intro
Heroes of the Lance NES Where are a stories from other platform?

Alternate Titles

  • "Heroes of the Lance - A Dragonlanceā„¢ Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance" -- NES Title Screen title

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User Reviews

Putrid game on all levels Multimedia Mike (17487) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars

The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 2006 3.3 out of 10 33
HonestGamers Mar 19, 2005 2 out of 10 20
Just Games Retro Jun 29, 2003 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10


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Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting by artist Jeff Easley, also used as the front cover to Richard A. Knaak's 1988 Dragonlance novel The Legend of Huma.

Title screen

The title screen is an adaptation of a painting by Clyde Caldwell, earlier the cover to Tracy Hickman's 1984 RPG module Dragons of Despair.