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Ultima I

aka: Ultima I: The Beginning..., Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

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Ultima I is a remake of the classic RPG Ultima from 1981. You must travel to another world and save the land Sosaria from the evil wizard Mondain. The game features tile based top-down overworld graphics and first person perspective pseudo-3D dungeons.

The original Ultima was re-programmed using assembly language, with updated graphics, minor changes in towns' and people's names, and some different puzzles.

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

9 People

Team Manager
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Brilliant Programming Efforts
Product Management
Eloquent Writings Herein
Magnificent Illustrations within This Book
Outstanding Graphic and Design Work
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Subject User Date
Apple IIgs Version. Edwin Drost (5624) 2017-02-11 15:33:56
Sharp X1 Edwin Drost (5624) 2017-01-30 12:29:02
Regaining your Health. Edwin Drost (5624) 2017-01-26 20:52:03
Health Donatello (453) 2013-01-28 19:56:12


1001 Video Games

Ultima I appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


Origin, like they did with many of the Ultima games, included a "trinket" in the box. In this case the trinket consisted of a small cloth bag with five metal coins.

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  • MobyGames ID: 12111


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Unicorn Lynx.

Apple IIgs added by Edwin Drost. Sharp X1, PC-88, PC-98 added by Terok Nor. MSX added by koffiepad. Windows added by eWarrior.

Additional contributors: MAT, Iguana, jlebel, FatherJack.

Game added February 15th, 2004. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.