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Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.


Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness PC-88 Title screen + Main menu
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness PC-88 I have a ship!
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness PC-88 Typical dungeon. Ladder
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness PC-88 A wizard character not far from the city of Britain

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Alternate Titles

  • "Ultima I: The Beginning..." -- floppy disk title

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1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

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Terok Nor (26190) added Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (PC-88) on Jul 02, 2010
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