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Legacy of the Ancients

aka: LoA, LotA
Moby ID: 3106
Commodore 64 Specs

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You are a simple shepherd in the world of Tarmalon who one day discovers a panic-driven dying man by the roadside who carries a strange leather bound scroll and a golden bracelet. This begins the adventure in the race against time to destroy the evil scroll and those who wish to kill you to take its power for their own uses.

This role-playing game uses the same game engine as Questron. Your journey takes you through overlands, dungeons, towns, castles, oceans, pirate caves and inter-galactic museums to finally face the real threat to the world of Tarmalon. You will have to fight using weapons and magic, gamble, and trade items. Your character is rated for dexterity, strength, charm, endurance and intelligence - skillful play will maximize these.

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Credits (Commodore 64 version)

19 People

Software Design and Programming
Assistant Producer
Technical Support
Product Manager
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  • Grapplegroup Ltd.
Package Illustration
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Average score: 71% (based on 6 ratings)


Average score: 4.0 out of 5 (based on 22 ratings with 1 reviews)

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The Good
I first discovered Legacy of the Ancients on the C64. We were sucked into the world of fantasy so fast it made our heads spin. After a month of daily play, we completed all the quests, and saved the world. It was very satisfying, and I vowed to never play it again, for fear of losing another month of my life. I did such a good job forgetting this game, that I rediscovered it on the Apple II. And again, another month of my life gone, mapping dungeons, casting spells, and collecting quests. When it became available for DOS, I knew I had to get it again. And I was hooked all over again.

The Bad
Mapping the dungeons can become very tedious, but without it, your character is dead. It was easy to die anywhere in the game if you were careless, but that made it more realistic. With careful play, there was no fear of death.

The Bottom Line
This is a very addictive game for anyone interested in RPG-style adventure games. I recommend it if you have a month of your life to spare. :)

DOS · by Kees Cook (26) · 2001


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UK Version Edwin Drost (7587) Jul 11th, 2017



Legacy of the Ancients uses the same game engine as Questron and Questron II.

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Game added by cimerians.

Commodore 64 added by Roland Kippenhan. Apple II added by Indra was here.

Additional contributors: Matt McLaine, Mobygamesisreanimated, Jacqke, Strangerhand, Patrick Bregger, ZeTomes.

Game added January 20th, 2001. Last modified December 3rd, 2023.