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Tales of the Unknown: Volume I - The Bard's Tale (ZX Spectrum)

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

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ZX Spectrum release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.3


The Press Says

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90
Your Sinclair
Once upon a time there was a reviewer who loved adventures but hated role-playing games. Then he discovered The Bard's Tale on his [name of other computer deleted] and changed his mind. Now here it is in its 8-bit Speccy version and it's great to see that hardly anything has been lost in the conversion. Well, the graphics aren't as good, obviously, and gameplay isn't quite as smooth, but it's still a terrific job.
74
The Games Machine (UK)
The dungeons do hold further tasks and ever deadlier opponents, but the game boils down to the traditional hack-and-slay. Although this is the basis for most computerised fantasy roleplaying games, a little more depth would have gone a long way with The Bard's Tale.
70
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Though something of the charm has been lost along with the excellent graphics and music of the sixteen-bit versions, The Bard's Tale remains the best attempt at computer FRPGs.