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Description

The famous fantasy-themed board game was converted into an isometric-viewed role playing game in which the evil Wizard Morcar must be defeated. You take control of a wizard, a dwarf, a barbarian and an elf, each with different strengths and weaknesses, who each start the 14 missions from opposite sides of the board.

Strict turn-based movement rules apply, as actions other than movement can only be carried out before or after the move, the size of which is limited by a dice roll. These moves are carried out using an icon-based system. Characters can fight the many monsters which lurk, or cast spells to vanquish them. There are magic potions to uncover, but also hidden traps, so mapping is advised. Treasure can be collected, and traded at the shop after each level.

Screenshots

HeroQuest Acorn 32-bit Intro
HeroQuest DOS Between dungeon romps, one can upgrade one's equipment...if you have the gold. In some ways, Hero Quest plays like a turn based Diablo.
HeroQuest DOS Up to all four of the classic Hero Quest board game characters can join together to romp through a dungeon: the Barbarian, the Dwarf, the Elf, and the Wizard.
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Main menu

Promo Images

HeroQuest Magazine Advertisement Page 55

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User Reviews

Great board game, inadequate CRPG DOS Boston Low (93)

Critic Reviews

Games-X Atari ST May 24, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Crash! ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Jul, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum May, 1991 86 out of 100 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 815 out of 1000 82
CU Amiga Amiga Jul, 1991 81 out of 100 81
ST Format Atari ST Jul, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1992 52 out of 100 52

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Trivia

Title

This game itself was the board game that caused Sierra to change the name of Hero's Quest to Quest for Glory.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: FRP & RPG
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #39 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

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