The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown

DOS game, 1987

Interplay Entertainment
Electronic Arts
Fantasy, Turn-based
Apple II (1985), Amiga (1986), Commodore 64 (1986), DOS (1987), Atari ST (1987), Amstrad CPC (1988), ZX Spectrum (1988), Macintosh (1989), NES (1990)
Also known as:
The Bard's Tale I, The Bard's Tale 1, Shadow Snare, バーズテイル

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In ancient times, when magic was still a normal part of life, the evil sorcerer Mangar the Dark sat down in the peaceful and picturesque town of Skara Brae. He cursed his surroundings with eternal cold so that no help could come from outside. His beasts spread terror and pull the noose around Skara. One day, the local militia disappeared. When the town looked really bad, the young hero comes with a group of his friends old enough to drink. But in addition to singing and sitting in a pub, can they raise weapons to defend the earthy people? The player can create and control up to 6 playable characters at once. The occupation is a total of 8 and includes typical fantasy classes such as knight, monk, or summoner. The game is a representative of the dungeon crawl RPG subgenre, where the heroes gain experience by exploring and unloading stale cells in which it is not difficult to get lost. Many puzzles are not solvable without listening to / starting with one of the Bard's songs, which serve as a help to solve them.

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