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Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Screenshots

Amiga version

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Series title screen

Series title screen

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga The title screen for this entry in the series.

The title screen for this entry in the series.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Start of the lengthy introduction.

Start of the lengthy introduction.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Orcs are among the enemies you will encounter.

Orcs are among the enemies you will encounter.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga The introduction tells the tale of the Blade of Destiny.

The introduction tells the tale of the Blade of Destiny.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Thorwalians have a viking look.

Thorwalians have a viking look.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Character generation is complex.

Character generation is complex.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga You can assign attributes yourself, or pick from a large selection of archetypes. Some are regular fantasy game staples like the warrior.

You can assign attributes yourself, or pick from a large selection of archetypes. Some are regular fantasy game staples like the warrior.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Or the magician.

Or the magician.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Others are more unusual such as the Jester.

Others are more unusual such as the Jester.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Starting out a new game at the Temple in Thorval. You can save the game or change your party composition at Temples.

Starting out a new game at the Temple in Thorval. You can save the game or change your party composition at Temples.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Wandering around Thorval.

Wandering around Thorval.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Random encounters can pop up as you explore. Here a beggar asks for some coin.

Random encounters can pop up as you explore. Here a beggar asks for some coin.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga On the edge of the town.

On the edge of the town.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Robbed! Another random encounter.

Robbed! Another random encounter.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga The journal.

The journal.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga You can travel by boat at the shipyard, if there are any in port.

You can travel by boat at the shipyard, if there are any in port.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga You can travel overland via this map screen.

You can travel overland via this map screen.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Clicking on the map provides descriptions of the places you can visit.

Clicking on the map provides descriptions of the places you can visit.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Traveling long distances will require you to camp overnight. Make sure to assign guards!

Traveling long distances will require you to camp overnight. Make sure to assign guards!

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Attacked while at camp.

Attacked while at camp.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Combat is turn based. Each character has a large menu of options they can perform.

Combat is turn based. Each character has a large menu of options they can perform.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Spells don't always cast successfully.

Spells don't always cast successfully.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Once the enemy is dispatched, you can collect the treasure.

Once the enemy is dispatched, you can collect the treasure.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Not everyone in town is friendly.

Not everyone in town is friendly.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga The overhead auto-map screen.

The overhead auto-map screen.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga You can choose to break into houses but many have nothing of interest.

You can choose to break into houses but many have nothing of interest.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Amiga Stopping by for a rest at the local inn.

Stopping by for a rest at the local inn.


Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Screenshots

DOS version

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Title screen A (Original German version)

Title screen A (Original German version)

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Title screen B (Original German version)

Title screen B (Original German version)

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Intro. The letters of the text are being carried away through the top, hence the weird font of the first line

Intro. The letters of the text are being carried away through the top, hence the weird font of the first line

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Character creation screen

Character creation screen

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Each character archetype is represented by such colorful couples

Each character archetype is represented by such colorful couples

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS A temple in Thorwal: this is where you start the actual game

A temple in Thorwal: this is where you start the actual game

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Buying some weapons and armour

Buying some weapons and armour

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS The game consists of three main modes: overland travel on a 2D map...

The game consists of three main modes: overland travel on a 2D map...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS ...city and dungeon exploration in 3D...

...city and dungeon exploration in 3D...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS ...and isometric combat

...and isometric combat

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS The original release provides this crude, color-coded automap.

The original release provides this crude, color-coded automap.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Your quest is to visit persons all over Aventurien...

Your quest is to visit persons all over Aventurien...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS ...and collect pieces of an ancient map that point the way to the legendary Blade of Destiny.

...and collect pieces of an ancient map that point the way to the legendary Blade of Destiny.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS A fight at night!..

A fight at night!..

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Marketplace options

Marketplace options

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS You shop for some herbs and comparable stuff

You shop for some herbs and comparable stuff

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Camp screen in the town - it looks different from the more elaborate wilderness camp

Camp screen in the town - it looks different from the more elaborate wilderness camp

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Greetings, greetings, travelers! Please pardon my surprisingly Middle-Eastern countenance in this pseudo-Nordic, viking-inspired town!

Greetings, greetings, travelers! Please pardon my surprisingly Middle-Eastern countenance in this pseudo-Nordic, viking-inspired town!

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS You can walk through some green areas, but sooner or later the game will say you can't advance

You can walk through some green areas, but sooner or later the game will say you can't advance

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS A typical tavern. They all look the same

A typical tavern. They all look the same

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS A typical harbor - again, same graphics no matter where you are. Take a ship to other towns

A typical harbor - again, same graphics no matter where you are. Take a ship to other towns

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Ship journey. Ahh, beautiful weather...

Ship journey. Ahh, beautiful weather...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Travelling by ship is quick, but not without its dangers: a giant octopod may attack...

Travelling by ship is quick, but not without its dangers: a giant octopod may attack...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS ...and pirates may board the ship, forcing you to defend yourself.

...and pirates may board the ship, forcing you to defend yourself.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Camping in the wilderness, your party can search for valuable herbs.

Camping in the wilderness, your party can search for valuable herbs.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Unfortunately, Orcish hordes are on a rampage through the land, and will ambush you frequently.

Unfortunately, Orcish hordes are on a rampage through the land, and will ambush you frequently.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS This colorful dude is a doctor! He can heal you. And he grudgingly does, even though you woke him up in the middle of the night

This colorful dude is a doctor! He can heal you. And he grudgingly does, even though you woke him up in the middle of the night

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS You can break into people's houses! Most of the time you won't find anything interesting, though

You can break into people's houses! Most of the time you won't find anything interesting, though

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Boss battle: This druid with his pack of white wolves has one of the map pieces you're looking for.

Boss battle: This druid with his pack of white wolves has one of the map pieces you're looking for.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Entering a dungeon.

Entering a dungeon.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Picking a locked door in a cave.

Picking a locked door in a cave.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS A chest! But beware: it might be trapped.

A chest! But beware: it might be trapped.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Dungeon automap. Since levels are always square, you can easily figure out where secret rooms are.

Dungeon automap. Since levels are always square, you can easily figure out where secret rooms are.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Dungeon combat. As our fighter strikes, a mummy crumbles to ashes.

Dungeon combat. As our fighter strikes, a mummy crumbles to ashes.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS In a fierce fight against necromancers and their undead vassals, one of our party members has been knocked out.

In a fierce fight against necromancers and their undead vassals, one of our party members has been knocked out.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS Another day, another town - and yes, it looks exactly the same as Thorwal. Graphical variety is not this game's forte...

Another day, another town - and yes, it looks exactly the same as Thorwal. Graphical variety is not this game's forte...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Texts are reasonably well translated from German.

[English Version] Texts are reasonably well translated from German.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] The improved automap now indicates doors.

[English Version] The improved automap now indicates doors.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Character sheet. This dwarf has just gained a level.

[English Version] Character sheet. This dwarf has just gained a level.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Combat options

[English Version] Combat options

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Exploring the Ship of Death

[English Version] Exploring the Ship of Death

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Combat on board of the Ship of Death.

[English Version] Combat on board of the Ship of Death.

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] The natives are friendly...

[English Version] The natives are friendly...

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] We just found a companion!

[English Version] We just found a companion!

Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny DOS [English Version] Oops. Dead?

[English Version] Oops. Dead?