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Amiga version

Times of Lore Amiga Title screen

Title screen

Times of Lore Amiga The gate open, beckoning you onward

The gate open, beckoning you onward

Times of Lore Amiga The story begins

The story begins

Times of Lore Amiga Choose your character, either Knight, Valkyrie or Barbarian

Choose your character, either Knight, Valkyrie or Barbarian

Times of Lore Amiga Choosing the Valkyrie

Choosing the Valkyrie

Times of Lore Amiga The game begins

The game begins

Times of Lore Amiga The innkeeper ignores me! Probably because I just killed one of his patrons.

The innkeeper ignores me! Probably because I just killed one of his patrons.

Times of Lore Amiga Killed a serf on the road

Killed a serf on the road

Times of Lore Amiga Battling a green monster

Battling a green monster

Times of Lore Amiga Defeated

Defeated


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Amstrad CPC version

Times of Lore Amstrad CPC Loading screen.

Loading screen.

Times of Lore Amstrad CPC The story.

The story.


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Atari ST version

Times of Lore Atari ST Choose a language

Choose a language

Times of Lore Atari ST If you have patience, the logo is not only carved out for you, but also filled with sweet, sweet ale

If you have patience, the logo is not only carved out for you, but also filled with sweet, sweet ale

Times of Lore Atari ST Introduction

Introduction

Times of Lore Atari ST Starting location

Starting location

Times of Lore Atari ST Just woke up and already my first quest!

Just woke up and already my first quest!

Times of Lore Atari ST Wandering the roads outside of town

Wandering the roads outside of town

Times of Lore Atari ST Hunger daemon kicks in

Hunger daemon kicks in

Times of Lore Atari ST It's dangerous out there

It's dangerous out there

Times of Lore Atari ST Sometimes even to the player!

Sometimes even to the player!


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Commodore 64 version

Times of Lore Commodore 64 title

title

Times of Lore Commodore 64 The knight

The knight

Times of Lore Commodore 64 The inn

The inn

Times of Lore Commodore 64 Your first fight

Your first fight

Times of Lore Commodore 64 you are dead

you are dead


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DOS version

Times of Lore DOS Title screen 1

Title screen 1

Times of Lore DOS From the intro

From the intro

Times of Lore DOS Title screen 2

Title screen 2

Times of Lore DOS Inside the starting tavern

Inside the starting tavern

Times of Lore DOS Shoreline, after a battle

Shoreline, after a battle


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NES version

Times of Lore NES Title

Title

Times of Lore NES Choosing your character

Choosing your character

Times of Lore NES Starting as a valkyrie

Starting as a valkyrie

Times of Lore NES In a tavern

In a tavern

Times of Lore NES A town

A town

Times of Lore NES Actions menu and an attempt to conversation

Actions menu and an attempt to conversation

Times of Lore NES Crossing a bridge

Crossing a bridge

Times of Lore NES Red town with new enemies

Red town with new enemies


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ZX Spectrum version

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Load screen - this and the story-boards are only displayed on the 'character generation' side of the tape

Load screen - this and the story-boards are only displayed on the 'character generation' side of the tape

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum The story is explained in a series of eight story-board screens

The story is explained in a series of eight story-board screens

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum The ninth screen is the character selection screen

The ninth screen is the character selection screen

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum It is possible to play the game without loading a character by loading straight from the 'game' side of the tape. Then the game loads straight to this screen.

It is possible to play the game without loading a character by loading straight from the 'game' side of the tape. Then the game loads straight to this screen.

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum This is the start of the game. I'm on the roof of some building and need to go down the stairs to the left to make contact with other characters

This is the start of the game. I'm on the roof of some building and need to go down the stairs to the left to make contact with other characters

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Wherever I walk my character stays roughly in the centre of the screen and the world moves underneath him. Here I've left the character movement and have activated the 'command mode'

Wherever I walk my character stays roughly in the centre of the screen and the world moves underneath him. Here I've left the character movement and have activated the 'command mode'

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Nothing here then. 
The character ate rations all by himself

Nothing here then. The character ate rations all by himself

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Downstairs and the first character interaction. I feel a quest coming on

Downstairs and the first character interaction. I feel a quest coming on

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Conversation is activated by selecting the mouth icon in command mode.

Conversation is activated by selecting the mouth icon in command mode.

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Exploring the countryside. The other character on screen is a bad guy. I cannot move because I am blocked in

Exploring the countryside. The other character on screen is a bad guy. I cannot move because I am blocked in

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum Luckily one of his own kills him and he leaves a bag of gold behind. They don't all do this. It must be picked up, none of that 'walk over it to collect it' nonsense.

Luckily one of his own kills him and he leaves a bag of gold behind. They don't all do this. It must be picked up, none of that 'walk over it to collect it' nonsense.

Times of Lore ZX Spectrum I killed this one. Combat at this level seems to consist of getting close, but not in the line of fire, and attacking. Looks like I can attack diagonally too which is a bonus.

I killed this one. Combat at this level seems to consist of getting close, but not in the line of fire, and attacking. Looks like I can attack diagonally too which is a bonus.