User Reviews

There are no reviews for the NES release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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RPGFan (Oct 31, 2000)
Over the years, many systems have attempted to create an electronic version of such classics as Dungeons & Dragons, and while many of these have been very enjoyable, none of them can equal the pure imagination found in their archaic forefathers. One of the earlier pioneer games of this type was The Bard's Tale, and although it stunk up the NES, it still helped blaze the trail for today's AD&D adventures.
Orcs, Goblins and other nasty creatures haunt the area surrounding the Adventurers' Guild in The Bard's Tale from FCI. Form a party and set out to defeat these creatures while seeking your fortune.
18 (Jan 06, 2006)
A majority of NES games are little more than the pixilated manifestation of pure mediocrity. A few are excellent, though more are painful. A Bard's Tale most definitely ranks among the painful games. I haven't decided whether or not I'll be reviewing any more NES games next month.