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Runes Of Virtue is an action-RPG specifically made for the Game Boy. Taking place in the Ultima universe, your task is to gather the eight virtue rune stones from the eight dungeons which oppose the virtues. The Black Knight has stolen the virtues from the castle of Lord British, and it is your job to recover them.

Initially, you can choose between four characters. These characters are Shamino the ranger, Dupre the swordsman, Iolo the bard, and Mariah the mage. There are three modes of difficulty. Ultima vets will recognize many of the characters from the other Ultimas, including Sherry, Dr. Cat, and Chuckles.


Ultima: Runes of Virtue Game Boy We've died
Ultima: Runes of Virtue Game Boy About to step in one Sokoban riddle
Ultima: Runes of Virtue Game Boy No choice but to take the mushroom, which will lead to strange effects
Ultima: Runes of Virtue Game Boy Cavern of Hatred

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Ultima: Runes of Virtue Magazine Advertisement Page 147

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Nintendo Power Magazine Apr, 1991 3 out of 5 60
GamePro (US) Apr, 1992 3 out of 5 60
Power Play Apr, 1991 54 out of 100 54
Play Time Dec, 1992 50 out of 100 50


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Rogee (595) added Ultima: Runes of Virtue (Game Boy) on Jan 15, 2002