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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.

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The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate DOS Wow, sexy girls in your party!
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Apple II We won!
The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate Apple II "Not again!". One Imp.
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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

Commodore Computing International Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 10 out of 10 100
Happy Computer Apple II Jun, 1988 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Apple II May, 1988 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jul, 1988 10.5 out of 12 88
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1992 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Commodore User Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Format Amiga Jun, 1991 69 out of 100 69
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Computing Amiga Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65

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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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