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Heroes of the Lance

aka: Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance, Heroes of the Lance: A Dragonlance Action Game

Description official descriptions

Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal.

The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives.

One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG style.


  • ヒーロー・オブ・ランス - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Atari ST version)

14 People

Game design and program creation
Product Manager
Design Co-ordination
Game developed by
  • U.S. Gold Ltd and Strategic Simulations Inc.
Cover Illustration



Subject User Date
Any logical reason to keep the RPG genre here? Alaka (96495) 2012-10-28 07:50:01


Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting by artist Jeff Easley, also used as the front cover to Richard A. Knaak's 1988 Dragonlance novel The Legend of Huma.

Title screen

The title screen is an adaptation of a painting by Clyde Caldwell, earlier the cover to Tracy Hickman's 1984 RPG module Dragons of Despair.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • December 1989 (Issue 5) - Best RPG (Forecasting the 1990 Award Winners) (tied with Phantasy Star II)

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  • MobyGames ID: 3601


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Game added by Fafnir.

ZX Spectrum added by JRK. Sharp X1 added by Infernos. Amiga added by p-kun. Commodore 64 added by Rebound Boy. SEGA Master System added by Sciere. MSX, Amstrad CPC added by Martin Smith. FM Towns, PC-88, PC-98 added by Terok Nor. NES added by Unicorn Lynx. Atari ST added by Belboz.

Additional contributors: Indra was here, Shoddyan, Alaka, Pseudo_Intellectual, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, ZeTomes.

Game added April 4th, 2001. Last modified May 1st, 2023.