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Sword of Fargoal

aka: The Sword of Fargoal!!
VIC-20 Specs [ all ]
Buy on Commodore 64
Buy on Windows

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The Protectorate Sword which was forged to vanquish evil has been stolen by a powerful wizard named Ulma and placed deep in an underground dungeon. Only when this sword is retrieved and given to Gedwyn the blinded hero, will Ulma be destroyed forever.

A Rogue-style game released in the same year, with the difference being that the game is presented graphically, not with ASCII characters. The player will travel through a multi-level dungeon complete with treasures and traps that are randomly generated each time the game is played. Once your character is generated you will hack and slash your way through ogres, hobgoblins, and many other monsters in the hopes of eventually reaching the level where the sword is hidden.

The game does not end when the sword is in hand, the player must also escape the dungeon before it is destroyed by Ulma - you have 2000 seconds to do this.

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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #147 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list

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  • Epyx Shrine
    A fan created web site. This page has a brief interview with the creator of the game.
  • Matt Chatt 40
    Video interview with Jeff McCord about the game (Youtube)
  • Sword of Fargoal
    Official Web Site

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by jlebel.

VIC-20 added by JRK. Windows added by Rik Hideto. Antstream added by firefang9212.

Additional contributors: formercontrib, Patrick Bregger.

Game added August 17th, 2004. Last modified September 21st, 2023.