1001 Video Games

The PC version of Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Locked chest

In Nystul's library in the castle, you'll find one of the chests is locked and can't be opened. The only way to open it is to leave the castle and enter any of the eight worlds through the blue gem down on the 5th level (doing so will allow you to cast spells in the 4th circle or above). Cast 'Open' (the cursor will change) and return from the blue gem and back to the castle. Open the chest and you'll find the book Nystul was hiding... "Sex" by Madonna!

References to other games

In Killorn Keep there is a cat like creature called Blackie that you can talk to. He tells you the story of his race, the Trilkhai, which has a striking resemblance to the Kilrathi of the Wing Commander games (also by Origin). (Note also: The word 'Trilkhai' is an anagram of the word 'Kilrathi'.) The other Ultima game released around the same time (Ultima VII) also has a reference to the Kilrathi and it has been inferred that the space ships fought in Ultima 1 are actually Kilrathi fighters.


If you delete the shades.dat in the DATA subdirectory, you don't need torches or lamps in your quest any more due to the lack of shade maps. (Of course, this also means that every single environment you're in looks like daylight, which ruins the mood -- Ed.)

Virtues of the Guardian

Apparently, the Florida Department of Corrections have adopted the Virtues of the Guardian as their official virtues.

see it here (scroll to the bottom of the page)

Hmm... I realize that the Virtues of the Avatar could be a bit too touchy feely liberal for the organization. Still, did they really have to go so far as to emulate a guy who wants to take over the universe?


  • PC Player (German gaming magazine)
    • 1994 (Issue 01) - named "Best Game of 1993"
Information also contributed by Alan Chan, Fafnir, Itay Shahar, Patrick Breggar, and Vance

Contributed by SchumiFan (66) on Jul 23, 2000. [revised by : FatherJack (62757)]. -- edit trivia