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King's Bounty: The Legend (Windows)

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Description

This single-player epic story about good male knight hero (warrior, paladin, or mage) restores the original classic King’s Bounty game, which combines role-playing adventure and tactical battles similar to a Heroes of Might and Magic franchise.

Finishing the training at the Royal Battlegrounds to gain the 1st level of experience, you will be assigned to the vacant post of Royal Bounty Hunter and equipped with a certain number of army and magical items taken during the training. The King and his Infanta will be your first NPCs after the trainer and fake "necromancer" themselves, to talk with, to gain an information on the country and current situation, and to get a quest. Also you may increase your army buying the troops at the castle and travel with them across continent made up from linked locations.

Your character, riding a horse, travels in real-time in each location, representing the lands and waters, the undergrounds and the skies. Different treasures, items, equipment, etc. are scattered on his way, and places should be visited to acquire something useful or not. Skills, formed in the way of hierarchy with weighted nodes, may be developed with a certain number of magical crystal shards of three kinds acquired during travels. Also your career will be promoted fulfilling orders of kings.

Enemies walk on the land in real-time also, so you may avoid or attack them. The game switches into turn-based Tactics mode during the fight, where you control your troops on the battle field, cast the spells and summon powerful Spirits of Rage. Some of the powerful enemies either may be controlled by unique villains of different levels or be a one of 3 boss characters: Giant Turtle, Kraken, or Spider Widow. Some of battle fields are unique for castle sieges or challenging to check your level's adequacy. Also various traps and bonuses set on battle fields may change the course of fight.

Some of the items found and allowed to be equipped are live items. They act and change their behaviour based on the player's good or evil actions. To gain a control over them player should win the fight with their evil Spirits inside this item.

There are many talkative NPCs in the game as good as evil ones, who may give you quests to be performed in different ways. For example, to free the peasants from the terror of man-eating plants you may either kill the mother of man-eating plants or to bring her a cow to fertilize the ground to make her happy and not terrorizing the peasants. During your quests you will also set kings on the throne and overthrow them, save princesses from the dragons, search for pirates’ treasure chests, eliminate world dominant villains.

And the last, in the game you have an ability to start a family, find a wife and have children! But in addition to this, remember the fact that the number of wives with up to 4 children is not obligatory limited by one person!!!

Screenshots

King's Bounty: The Legend Windows Roaming the seas as a Pirate
King's Bounty: The Legend Windows Fighting with another Pirate.
King's Bounty: The Legend Windows Map of the one of locations (Russian)
King's Bounty: The Legend Windows Character creation - The mage focuses on magical prowess to overcome enemies, with more powerful and effective spells.

Alternate Titles

  • "英雄大帝" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "Лор" -- Informal Russian abbreviation (spelling)
  • "Легенда о рыцаре" -- Russian working title (spelling)
  • "King's Bounty: Легенда о рыцаре" -- Russian spelling
  • "King's Bounty: Legenda" -- Polish title
  • "Battle Lord" -- English working title

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User Reviews

If only all ripoffs where this good Joakim Kihlman (270) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
It's less about what you do and more about how you do it. Cavalary (5132) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars

The Press Says

Worth Playing Nov 14, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Oct 21, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Krawall Gaming Network Nov 20, 2008 82 out of 100 82
Cyber Stratege Oct 27, 2008 8 out of 10 80
CanardPC Oct 01, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Killer Betties Oct 22, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamekult Oct 17, 2008 7 out of 10 70
V2.fi Dec 05, 2008 70 out of 100 70

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
1C publishes in US? 3 GTramp (32208)
Feb 07, 2011
It is beautiful, but also boring... 7 Indra is here (19699)
Jan 04, 2011
Steampunk? 24 Crawly (1327)
Nov 27, 2010
Isn't it beautiful? 3 St. Martyne (3562)
Jun 08, 2008

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Related Web Sites

  • Official Game Site (Contains the information (in English, Russian, French, and German) on the news related to the game, game details, help (FAQ, Advices, Cheats), media (Video and Screen Art), files (Patches, Tools, and Misc), and community (Forums and Guestbook).)
  • Wikipedia: King's Bounty: The Legend ( Information about King's Bounty: The Legend at Wikipedia)
POMAH (33700) added King's Bounty: The Legend (Windows) on May 20, 2008
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