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Based on the later parts of the Dragonlance book Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the heroes descend into a ruined city in search of the disks of Mishakal.

The gameplay consists of horizontal fighting with a maze like map using doors to change the view. The party consists of the 8 Heroes of the Lance, using one at a time and the player can switch between them at any time. Each character has different types of attacks and spells making them more suited to fighting different enemies as well as acting as lives.

One of the AD&D games that takes a break from the usual RPG style.


Heroes of the Lance PC-88 You need to change the disk(s) from DRIVE 1 and DRIVE 2...again! (Japanese)
Heroes of the Lance PC-98 Starting location
Heroes of the Lance Commodore 64 Character bio: Sturm Brightblade
Heroes of the Lance PC-98 Sure, I'll prepare

Promo Images

Heroes of the Lance Magazine Advertisement
Heroes of the Lance Magazine Advertisement
Heroes of the Lance Magazine Advertisement
Heroes of the Lance Other

Alternate Titles

  • "Heroes of the Lance: A Dragonlance Action Game" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance" -- NES title screen title
  • "ヒーロー・オブ・ランス" -- Japanese spelling

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Putrid game on all levels NES Multimedia Mike (20636)
Hand to hand combat with a dragon?'s your funeral DOS Indra was here (20853)

Critic Reviews

Amiga Computing Amiga Apr, 1989 88 out of 100 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) DOS Mar, 1989 844 out of 1000 84
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 83 out of 100 83
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1988 9 out of 12 75
Sega Force (UK) SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 71 out of 100 71
Gamers (Germany) SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 33 out of 100 33
Commodore User Commodore 64 Jun, 1985 29 out of 100 29
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars0.5 Stars 10 NES Jan, 2011 F 0


Topic # Posts Last Post
Any logical reason to keep the RPG genre here? 1 Alaka (86237)
Oct 28, 2012


Cover art

The game box's cover features a painting by artist Jeff Easley, also used as the front cover to Richard A. Knaak's 1988 Dragonlance novel The Legend of Huma.

Title screen

The title screen is an adaptation of a painting by Clyde Caldwell, earlier the cover to Tracy Hickman's 1984 RPG module Dragons of Despair.


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