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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.
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.