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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 DOS High Scores (EGA)
Heroes of the Lance PC-98 Cliche Sexy Fantasy Chick (TM)
Heroes of the Lance PC-88 Introducing the Characters; Flint Fireforge (Japanese)
Heroes of the Lance NES Starting

Promo Images

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

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 (20868)

Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 9 out of 10 90
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Game Zone Magazine SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Sega Power SEGA Master System Dec, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamers (Germany) SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1988 55 out of 100 55
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Mar, 1989 44 out of 100 44
Game Freaks 365 NES 2006 3.3 out of 10 33
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1992 33 out of 100 33
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES Mar 19, 2005 2 out of 10 20


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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.