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Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Amiga version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga The adventurers guild

The adventurers guild

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Character stats of a party member

Character stats of a party member

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Buy equipment

Buy equipment

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Fight or run?

Fight or run?

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Another encounter

Another encounter

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga A fight against some spiders

A fight against some spiders

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga After the battle: Experience points and gold

After the battle: Experience points and gold

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga Inside a temple

Inside a temple

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amiga A battle is lost...

A battle is lost...


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amstrad CPC In Game.

In Game.

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amstrad CPC Character creation.

Character creation.

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Amstrad CPC One of the party.

One of the party.


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Apple II version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II Title Screen

Title Screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II Opening Song

Opening Song

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II Adventurer's Guild

Adventurer's Guild

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II City of Skara Brae

City of Skara Brae

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II Combat

Combat

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Apple II Weapons Shop

Weapons Shop


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Atari ST version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Atari ST Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Atari ST Main menu

Main menu


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Commodore 64 Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Commodore 64 Setting up a new game

Setting up a new game

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Commodore 64 You are on Main Street

You are on Main Street

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Commodore 64 Uh oh, thieves!

Uh oh, thieves!


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

DOS version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Game options in the Adventurer's Guild

Game options in the Adventurer's Guild

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Viewing a character's stats

Viewing a character's stats

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Combat!

Combat!

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Walking down the street...

Walking down the street...

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS The Thief Temple - One of the first places you will visit frequently

The Thief Temple - One of the first places you will visit frequently

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS This is Grey...probably because he spends more time being a statue than a dragon.

This is Grey...probably because he spends more time being a statue than a dragon.

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale DOS Title screen (CGA)

Title screen (CGA)


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

Macintosh version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Character generation

Character generation

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh In the city

In the city

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Battle

Battle

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Battle options

Battle options

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Selecting spell

Selecting spell

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Ugly gnome

Ugly gnome

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Character screen

Character screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Stats

Stats

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Macintosh Equipment

Equipment


Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale Screenshots

NES version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Title screen

Title screen

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Starting the game in adventurer's guild

Starting the game in adventurer's guild

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Creating a party

Creating a party

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Walling around in Skara Brae

Walling around in Skara Brae

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Menu

Menu

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Battle

Battle

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Getting experience and money after a battle

Getting experience and money after a battle

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES A strange statue...

A strange statue...

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale NES Fighting cats

Fighting cats


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ZX Spectrum version

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum There is no pretty load screen. The game loads quickly and this is the start, in the Guild of Adventurers with a default party

There is no pretty load screen. The game loads quickly and this is the start, in the Guild of Adventurers with a default party

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum The party exits the guild and is in the street. These are dangerous times, there could be trouble ahead.

The party exits the guild and is in the street. These are dangerous times, there could be trouble ahead.

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum The party does not have to move to find trouble, it finds them.
Got by the Kobolds, to attack or to run?

The party does not have to move to find trouble, it finds them. Got by the Kobolds, to attack or to run?

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum After choosing to fight the player must then select an action for each member of their party

After choosing to fight the player must then select an action for each member of their party

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum Markus is going to perform a Party Attack.
Later, after reading the manual properly, it is realised this is a silly move. Marcus will now attack his own party...

Markus is going to perform a Party Attack. Later, after reading the manual properly, it is realised this is a silly move. Marcus will now attack his own party...

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum ... that means his attack is against a specific member, not of the Kobold group but of his own team

... that means his attack is against a specific member, not of the Kobold group but of his own team

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum When actions the every member of the party have been entered the player is asked to confirm they are OK

When actions the every member of the party have been entered the player is asked to confirm they are OK

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum The game then runs the attack options for each player

The game then runs the attack options for each player

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum At the end of the round the party has the option to fight or to flee

At the end of the round the party has the option to fight or to flee

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum Not sure how this happened but Brian has killed Merlin!
Back to the manual for some serious studying

Not sure how this happened but Brian has killed Merlin! Back to the manual for some serious studying

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum Another outing and this time after leaving the Guild of Adventurers the party moves North.
There are other buildings that can be entered but the player must fight at every turn to get to them

Another outing and this time after leaving the Guild of Adventurers the party moves North. There are other buildings that can be entered but the player must fight at every turn to get to them

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum Only to be attacked by three mercenaries ....

Only to be attacked by three mercenaries ....

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum then by magicians.....

then by magicians.....

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum (the magicians left a nice surprise)

(the magicians left a nice surprise)

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum Then the remaining members are attacked by a single Kobold

Then the remaining members are attacked by a single Kobold

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum .. then the party was attacked by a mad dog

.. then the party was attacked by a mad dog

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum The remaining members fled North
there is a big building just beyond here that the party did not gain access to because they were ..

The remaining members fled North there is a big building just beyond here that the party did not gain access to because they were ..

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum ... attacked by a Nomad ...

... attacked by a Nomad ...

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum ... then 5 more Kobolds.... 
(Isn't anything around here friendly?)

... then 5 more Kobolds.... (Isn't anything around here friendly?)

Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale ZX Spectrum ...and the last member of the party ran into some thieves, but it could just as easily have been skeletons, ogres or something else

...and the last member of the party ran into some thieves, but it could just as easily have been skeletons, ogres or something else