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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 Commodore 64 Shopping
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Lots of spells on offer
HeroQuest Amstrad CPC Select a quest.
HeroQuest ZX Spectrum Game start

Promo Images

HeroQuest Magazine Advertisement Page 55

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User Reviews

Great board game, inadequate CRPG DOS Boston Low (90)

Critic Reviews

Games-X Atari ST May 24, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jun, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Power Amiga Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Play Time Amiga Jul, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1992 61 out of 100 61
Retro Archives Amiga Jul 22, 2019 11.5 out of 20 58
64'er Commodore 64 Oct, 1991 5 out of 10 50
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 11, 2012 2.5 out of 6 42

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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

NES port

A NES port of the game was in development, but it seems it was cancelled before completion. Dumps of at least two prototypes are known to exist, NTSC and PAL, the PAL version being the most complete.
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