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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero

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Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero is a remake of Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero.

The remake features 256-color VGA graphics. Locations have been re-drawn, and character portraits appear during conversations. This version also has an icon-based interface instead of the text input of the original, very similar to the one used by Sierra for their adventure titles. The player selects dialogue choices from a dialogue menu, as opposed to typing in conversation topics in the earlier release. A few changes have been made to the dialogue, adding (or altering) some of the easter eggs and references to other games.

Combat now features clay models for the enemies and stop-motion animation. The perspective has been switched to an over-the-shoulder view farther away from the player. Battle commands (two types of attacks, parry, and dodge) are displayed as icons on a shield in the corner of the screen. The player can switch to the spell menu at any time, and also click the middle of the screen to escape from combat.


Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Erasmus' front room
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Opening screen
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Adventurers Guild message board
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero DOS Fenrus likes to Fetch him some cheese

Alternate Titles

  • "QFG1" -- Fan abbreviation
  • "영웅의 길 I: 당신도 영웅이 되고 싶은가" -- Korean spelling

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User Reviews

Heroic Hybrid DOS Cor 13 (172994)
Almost completely superior... almost DOS Terry Callahan (67)
The start of an great adventure series DOS Aaron Cole (5)
A fun "light" RPG that will take you an afternoon or two to beat. DOS Jeremy Johnson (737)
The village of Spielburg needs a hero DOS Depth Lord (933)
The best adventure game EVER!! DOS Shawn Michaels (2)
A dream come true. DOS Indra is engaged (19913)

Critic Reviews

Quandary DOS Nov, 1996 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 17, 2009 5 out of 6 83
Power Play DOS Aug, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Oct 21, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Aventura y Cía DOS Mar 16, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 80 out of 100 80
Adventure Gamers DOS Sep 20, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
A Force for Good DOS Apr, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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In one of the few instances of one game making reference to a game by another company, every now and then when the Gargoyle above Erasmus's house asks "What is your Quest?" (obvious Monty Python joke) one of the answer choices is "I want to be a pirate!" This is, of course, a reference to The Secret of Monkey Island by Lucasarts. If you select it, the Gargoyle says "Boy, have you got the wrong game," sends you back down the mountain.
Contributed to by Terok Nor (19797) and Cor 13 (172994)