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Atari 50

Hero's Quest: So You Want to Be a Hero Screenshots

User Screenshots

Amiga version

Title screen
Character selection
Just the beginning, in front of the sheriff's office
One of two main streets in Spielburg
At the courtyard in the castle.
In the caves
At the bottom of the wizard's mountain
Into the forest
Work in the stables
The Adventurer's Guild
Waterfall
The Castle
Castle barracks
Training with the Weapon Master
Outside shop
Sneaking into a house
Finding some change in the couch
Snow has blocked off the valley
Meadow
A frost giant
Fighting with a brigand
Ambushed by brigands!
What does the fox say?
A giant guards the cave
You can see your reflection in the water

Atari ST version

When the mouse icon turns into this little monster head, it means to sit tight -- the computer is thinking! Usually otherwise it will be a dashing sword.
A not unreasonable request. But surely they would make exceptions for video game historians!
Start menu
A game-customized company logo
Title screen
Feisty one, isn't he?
Credits
Choose your character's class!
Customizing a new character (the thief allows the well-rounded jack-of-all-trades)
Starting location
Beginning inventory
Sierra's typical pull-down menus
Internal clock for the game world! This game has a day / night cycle.
You'll be seeing a lot more of these guys in the sequel.
The character is moved with the arrow keys, but most other instructions are typed in like so. My character is now running!
Most of the game's more important quests appear posted here on the bulletin board in the Adventurer's Guild
Outside the town
The healer's hut to the right, the castle ahead!
Petitioning at the gates of the Baron's castle.
Beautiful vistas break up monotonous forest. (I especially like the reflection!)
Not all forest encounters are random
The dreaded Antwerp, which cannot be safely dispatched by conventional means.
The seed-spitting Spirea spores!
Not just a good place to practice throwing...
Rumour has it there's a mandrake growing here
Sneaking through the woods
The sneaking didn't help me evade the attentions of a random encounter, a brigand plaguing the valley
This brigand is about to run me through!
Dry goods store
A Space Quest reference
Inside the healer's hut
Castle courtyard
The door is guarded by two guards
Cleaning the stable for some money
Barracks
Snow blocks your way
What does the fox say?
Game over! Got beaten in a fight
Water fall
'Enry the 'ermit
Alleyway
Nightfall
Sneaking inside a home
You got caught! Game Over!

DOS version

Title screen for the initial release (still called Hero's Quest)
Title
Title 2
Main Menu
Choosing a character
Picking name and assigning numbers
Entering the city
The inn
Erana's Peace
Fighting a giant
Fighting a bear
Don't drink the dragon's breath!
Casting a spell
The castle
A cave
Brauggi
Cleaning the castle stables for 5 silvers
Visiting Zara's magic shop
Talking to Wolfgang Abenteuer, the Guild Master
Looking for work on the bulletin board at the Adventurer's Guild
Visiting 'Enry the hermit
Thrown out of the Aces & Eights by Crusher for asking too many questions
Tripping on magic mushrooms
The thief can break into some houses and steal valuable items
Fighting hordes of goblins at the Goblin Central Combat Training Zone. A good way to improve your stats
Playing the Mage's Maze game against Erasmus
At night, creepy ghosts roam the town's graveyard
The chief thief is ranting inside the Thieves' Guild
Turned into a stag by the dryad. That's your punishment for hurting a creature of the forest
Having a conversation with Heinrich the centaur
The healer's hut - a personal opinion: it looks much better in the EGA version
One of the game's Easter eggs
Erasmus' home - another place I liked better in the EGA version
And another Easter egg - a reference to "King's Quest 4"
Baba Yaga's hut (inside)
Baba Yaga's hut (outside, at night)
The brigand leader
Since some adventures take place in the night, I started checking out how places look after nightfall: the street...
...the healer's hut...
...the field...
...the castle...
Just an underground cave in pretty EGA colors
Title (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Title 2 (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Title 3 (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Main Menu (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Choosing a character (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Picking name and assigning numbers (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Entering the city (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
The inn (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Erana's Peace (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 4 colors)
Title (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Title 2 (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Title 3 (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Main Menu (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Choosing a character (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Picking name and assigning numbers (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Entering the city (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
The inn (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Erana's Peace (CGA card with RGBI monitor - 2 colors)
Title (Hercules card)
Main Menu (Hercules card)
Choosing a character (Hercules card)
Picking name and assigning numbers (Hercules card)
Entering the city (Hercules card)
The inn (Hercules card)
Erana's Peace (Hercules card)
A waterfall.
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die!" Oops! Wrong story!
Inside the inn.
There's nothing like a good night's sleep!
Listening in on two hoodlums...
An audience with the Baron.
The brigard's base is guarded by a Minotaur!
The Three Stooges make a cameo as brigands.
Yorick's room.

PC-98 version

Uh-oh. I knew I should have ordered that 'Famous Adventurer's Correspondence School' guide to oriental languages...
ゴジラ!!!
Try, try, try to understand... he's a magic man.
And let me guide you to the purple pants.
Japanese messages / English subtitles
English messages / Japanese subtitles
Oh... 'EYE' see what you did there.
"Eh? Let me tell you about the time I mistook the can of green spray paint for shaving cream..."
The graffiti problem in this town is getting WAY out of hand...