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Description

The warriors who have destroyed the evil wizard Mangar receive a letter while celebrating their victory. The letter informs them of a terrible disaster: Mangar's master, the Mad God Tarjan, has unleashed his wrath upon the town of Skara Brae, completely destroying in. The heroes visit a refugee camp nearby and embark on a quest to defeat Tarjan.

Thief of Fate is the third installment in the Bard's Tale series, and a sequel to The Destiny Knight. It is similar to its predecessors, being a first-person fantasy role-playing game in which the player explores maze-like pseudo-3D towns, dungeons, and wilderness areas. Two new character classes have been added: Geomancer and Chronomancer. There are more dungeons than in the previous games, and this installment also adds an auto-mapping feature. The game's world is divided into separate realms accessed by using time warps, each with its own theme and setting - including, among others, famous locations from Earth's history such as ancient Rome or Berlin during World War II.

Screenshots

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate PC-98 Character stats
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 In the wilderness
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Commodore 64 Title screen
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Apple II Walking through Skara Brae

Promo Images

The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Magazine Advertisement
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Magazine Advertisement
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

Not the best of the Bard's Tale series - made more for Die-Hard Bard's Tale fans. DOS XplOrOrOr (16)
A bit of a challenge! DOS Mattias Kreku (439)

Critic Reviews

Pixel-Heroes.de Commodore 64 Mar, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Commodore Computing International Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 10 out of 10 100
Info Commodore 64 Nov, 1988 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 10.5 out of 12 88
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Apr, 1991 8.2 out of 12 68
Dragon Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Cancelled IIGS version

An Apple IIGS version was made by Rebecca Heineman but never released.

Awards

  • Zzap!
    • January 1990 (Issue 57) – 'The Best Games of the 80's Decade' (Robin Hogg)

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