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Heroes of Might and Magic

aka: Geroi Mecha i Magii, HOMM, Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest

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Heroes of Might and Magic is a turn-based strategy game in which the player takes on the role of one of four different heroes: the warlock, sorceress, barbarian, or knight. As the hero the player must build up his or her castle by adding different buildings to earn different units to strengthen the hero's army with. Units include dragons, cyclopes, phoenixes, paladins, and many more fantasy creatures. Buildings and units cost money and resources. Buildings can also be upgraded to unlock new unit types.

Another aspect of the game is exploring the world and discovering treasures, spells, mines to gather resources, nomad camps, magic lamps, ultimate artifacts, and more. The game uses a top down map in which the player can move his heroes a number of spaces each turn. Whenever the player encounters an enemy hero or castle a battle is shown in a close-up view.

During battles all the player's units are shown as stacks. The player can move these stacks around on a hexagonal grid. Different units have different movement and attack capabilities requiring different strategies to use and overcome.

The goal is to defeat all opponents by conquering their castles and defeating their heroes in battle. The player must also defend his own castles from enemy attacks. The player's heroes can collect spells to use in battle and can boost the units under their command, but they otherwise don't have a presence on the battlefields. The heroes collect experience points in typical RPG manner which boosts their stats. In addition, items can be collected for additional bonuses.


  • 魔法門英雄焑敡 - Traditional Chinese spelling
  • ι­”ζ³•ι—¨δΉ‹θ‹±ι›„ζ— ζ•Œ - Simplified Chinese spelling

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This game is strongly based on King's Bounty, also made by New World Computing.

Might & Magic connections

The game's characters were based on similar characters found in the series that Heroes was spun off from, the Might & Magic series.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #133 in the β€œ150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #60 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

Information also contributed by MAT

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Heroes of Might and Magic V
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Heroes of Might and Magic IV
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Heroes of Might and Magic II: Gold
Released 1998 on DOS, Windows
Might & Magic: Heroes VI
Released 2011 on Windows
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars
Released 1996 on DOS, Windows, 1997 on Macintosh
Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
Released 1999 on Linux, Windows, Macintosh
Might & Magic: Chess Royale
Released 2020 on Windows, iPad, Android

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  • MobyGames ID: 668


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by Benjamin Tucker.

Macintosh added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Silverblade, DarkDante, Paulus18950, Patrick Bregger, Rain Ungert, MrMamen.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.