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Trial by Fire is the sequel to Hero's Quest: So You Want To Be A Hero. It takes place in the town Shapeir and the desert surrounding it, in a Middle East-like environment. It seems that the powerful elemental spirits have been troubling the Shapeir folk recently. Something, or someone, is behind those troubles. It is the hero's task to find out what is going on, get acquainted with the many inhabitants of Shapeir, and prove once more that he is worthy of his heroic title.

Like its predecessor, Trial by Fire is a hybrid game that incorporates elements from adventure and role-playing genres. It has a text-based interface, puzzles to solve, inventory items, characters to talk to, as well as pure RPG elements such as character growth system and battles. Player character can be either a fighter, a thief, or a wizard, and can also become a paladin during the course of the game if he follows a strict moral code.

Real-time combat is presented on separate screens and offers more options than the previous title. There are several types of high, mid-level, and low attacks, as well as parrying and dodging. The hero raises his combat proficiency and other skills by fighting enemies, training, and performing various actions that influence the corresponding parameters.


Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Crossing a volcanic cave
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire Amiga Raseir - the second town you will travel to.
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS In the oppressive, unpleasant and seedy city of Raseir (Sierra anagram!)
Quest for Glory II: Trial by Fire DOS Another Easter egg - a reference to "Conquests of Camelot"

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Alternate Titles

  • "QFG2" -- Abbreviated title
  • "영웅의 길 II: 매서운 시련" -- Korean spelling
  • "HQ2" -- abbreviation of the informal title
  • "Hero's Quest 2: Trial By Fire" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

One Thousand and One Details DOS Unicorn Lynx (181464)
Great sequel with a Middle Eastern feel to it DOS Katakis | カタキス (42253)
One of the Top 3 best Sierra games of alllllll tiiiimmmeeee. DOS Longwalker (768)
I appear to be the only idiot who loathes this game... DOS Indra was here (20867)
The best of all the Quest for Glory series DOS SebastianLi (55)
Best Quest for Glory game! DOS Brian Bleakley (3)
Maynap sierras finest hour DOS helm lehm (13)

Critic Reviews

Techtite DOS 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Jun, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Génération 4 DOS Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Adventure Classic Gaming DOS Dec 27, 1999 4 out of 5 80
RPGamer DOS 2010 4 out of 5 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 63 out of 100 63
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jul, 1991 600 out of 1000 60
Amiga Format Amiga Jul, 1991 56 out of 100 56


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Remake now available! 2 Unicorn Lynx (181464)
Aug 25, 2008


QFG2 is the only Sierra game which used the Sierra SCI 0.5 interpreter.

SCI0 was the interpreter used for QFG1, LL2 and 3 and other EGA Sierra games, while SCI1 was used for the VGA point and click games.

The only obvious difference is that if you right click on things, it is the same as typing "look thing". Another added bonus is the fact that you can use the MT-32 emulation of the SBAWE32 on it, which you couldn't on SCI0 games.

Related Web Sites

  • GameFAQs (Various walkthroughs and guides for QFG2)
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