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Mysterious disasters have begun the once thriving fantasy land. Natural disasters and diseases trouble the population. A group of villagers was sent to seek the assistance of the reclusive wizard Astrix - but it has never returned. A new group is sent, led by the young carpenter Bergon, who is accompanied by the wizard Praxix, the healer Esher, and the true protagonist of the game - a merchant named Tag.

Despite its "RPG-like" premise and the player's control of a party of four characters with unique powers, Journey: The Quest Begins is a puzzle-solving adventure game without role-playing elements. Unlike most Infocom games of the time, no typing is required in this game; the interface provides the player with a multiple choice of actions that the player selects in order to make the story progress. The game has plenty of text and detailed interaction possibilities. Using the abilities of the four controlled characters is often required to solve the puzzles.


Journey: The Quest Begins Amiga Title screen and credits.
Journey: The Quest Begins Amiga The Wizard wonders if you can defeat the Dread Lord.
Journey: The Quest Begins Amiga Loading Screen
Journey: The Quest Begins Amiga The local merchant.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Journey" -- Media / in-game title

User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Aug, 1989 90 out of 100 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jul, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Format Aug, 1989 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1989 8.8 out of 12 73
Power Play 1989 73 out of 100 73


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Cancelled sequels

It was named Part I of the Golden Age Trilogy, but no others came out.


The game supported CGA, but only in "monochrome" mode, which was CGA's two-color 640x200 mode. This was necessary because the text-heavy nature of the game, coupled with the graphical interface, required a screen mode 640 pixels across to be usable.

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Terok Nor (29640) added Journey: The Quest Begins (Amiga) on Dec 25, 2004
Other platforms contributed by John Romero (1475), Terok Nor (29640) and Belboz (6582)