You spot a renaissance fair
The mysterious ankh gets you free admission
Could your fate be decided in that gypsy wagon?
She wears an ankh as well, what could that mean?
These aren't your usual tarot cards.
Moral decisions must be made and how you answer the questions determines what class your character will be in the game.
I think I'll choose Spirituality over Sacrifice.
Where you start in the game is determined by your choices. Spirituality is the virtue of the Ranger class, so I appear by the Ranger town of Skara Brae.
Exploring Skara Brae. Provisions are important to purchase as you constantly eat them during your travels. Run out and you will starve to death.
Shamino is the main NPC ranger. If you start as any other class you can recruit him to your party.
The only way off the island without a boat is to wait for a moon gate to appear.
I've taken the moon gate and am now lost somewhere in Brittania being chased by skeletons.
Combat takes place on a separate screen where you make tactical decisions.
I defeated the skeleton and he dropped this chest for me to loot.
Traveling through a mountain pass. Rough terrain such as hills and forests take slow your movement.
Snakes are bad news for a low level character. I've been poisoned and continue losing health even after the snake is dead.
I succumbed to the poison and died, but thankfully Lord British has brought me back from the void.
The prison in Lord British's castle has monsters and miscreants behind bars.
Just outside the castle of Lord British. You can see the nearby town of Britain to the Northwest.
Iolo the jester joins my party. One NPC of every class aside from your own can join your party.
Character Creation continued
Determining your Attributes
The Place is deteriorating and full of creepy crawlies
Resurrected by Lord British
Outside Lord British's new castle
And the adventure begins! (EGA)
Lord British is looking good as usual (EGA)
Ambush! Time to see if those exercise videos have paid off... (EGA)
Title Screen (CGA with composite monitor)
Game Start (CGA with composite monitor)
Lord British's Quest (CGA with composite monitor)
Castle Prison (CGA with composite monitor)
Town Entrance (CGA with composite monitor)
Combat (CGA with composite monitor)
Mountains (CGA with composite monitor)
Dungeon (CGA with composite monitor)
The FM Towns version has a unique additional intro
Getting acquainted with the great series
Decide the fate of Britannia!..
Near Moonglow, on the world map
Yup, that's just what I need right now...
I thought LB was an enlightened monarch. But he still tortures his prisoners?..
You find a mysterious circle...
You search for the gypsy wagon...
Character creation. Depending on your answers to the moral questions, you'll belong to a certain class
The entrance to the city of Moonglow
Sage Deli? What next? Mage Burgers?
You can't see much around in the forest. Pretty realistic, in fact
Battle screen. Move around freely and attack with A key whenever enemy is in range of your weapon
Exploring the island you are on
Fighting a snake. If it attempts to run and you let it do so, you'll gain Compassion points
The throne room of Lord British. Here you level up, come back to life if you are defeated, and play poker with the king... maybe
behind the "Prison" shield there are some weird fields
Lord British might be an enlightened monarch, but the condition of his prison would terrify modern human rights activists
Ankh, the holy symbol of Ultima philosophy
Outside of Lord British castle
Hey, I want a five-star hotel
What a weird place... monsters fighting each other...
Taking on a lonely python
Lord British's throne room
I thought LB was an enlightened monarch... so what's with the torture chambers?
Terrain specifications lead to different strategies during the battles
Ahh, the magical beginning of one of the greatest games of all times... in Japanese :)
Hmm, hmm, what might that be
Treasure chests everywhere
Note the different dialogue interface in PC-98 version
Now I have Iolo, I'll just... err... wander aimlessly
Hey, don't fire slings at me!
Looks like I'm surrounded...
Prisoners are being tortured. Way to go, "enlightened" monarch!
Now seas monsters... right
Dangerous demons and skeletons!
Now I have a ship! And pirates want it too!
Sea monsters in the sea, some horses on the land... okay...
You start the game in different places depending on the answers you gave during character generation. This looks like Moonglow...
Sage Deli? Sounds like a nice place to stop by...
You don't have to type your answers: the common conversation topics are already available as a menu
The dangerously looking wizard attacks from the seaside
The enemy leaves a treasure chest behind
You are trying to cross a bridge, but a troll stops you
Chatting with Lord British in his castle
You wouldn't want to end up in prison, would you? So be a nice Avatar!
The Seer will tell you how close you are to your Avatarhood. He is surrounded by sleep fields for some reason. Maybe he enjoys seeing people sleeping, I don't know
Chatting with Chuckie the jester. New conversation topics might appear in the menu
Outside of Lord British's castle
Mixing reagents to prepare the Cure spell
Your progress is slowed by those yellow fields
Battle screen is never the same, it always reflects the terrain you were walking on