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Heroes of the Lance

DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Amstrad CPC - Atari ST - Commodore 64 - PC-88

Alt names
Heroes of the Lance - A Dragonlanceā„¢ Action Game, Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance
Year
1989
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Action
Theme
D&D / AD&D, Fantasy, Licensed Title
Publisher
Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer
U.S. Gold Ltd.
Perspectives
2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support
Broken on 0.72
4.6 / 5 - 5 votes

Description of Heroes of the Lance

Heroes of the Lance, Dragons of Flame, and Shadow Sorcerer are three releases in SSI's series of action/RPG games that are based on AD&D's "Dragonlance" fantasy world.

Unlike the "Gold Box" series, games in this series are basically side-scrolling platformers with a fantasy story. The party consists of the 8 "Heroes of the Lance", although you can control only one at a time with the option of switching between them whenever you want to. Since each hero has different types of attacks and spells, choosing the right hero to fight each enemy type is essential. Pleasant graphics despite a drab palette and interesting storyline (based mostly on novels/modules written by Weiss/Hickman) make this series worth a look by AD&D fans, although RPG fans may find the games too repetitive.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Andrew Martin 2017-07-14 0 point DOS version

As I know the route, if I use only the hold person/sleep/charm/web spells on enemies, jump over the dwarfs, and using Sturm's quick down-strike to kill spiders, you can complete this game in 9m11s, no party deaths and recovering the disks.

Wasted youth? I've heard it said.

Zoot 2017-04-20 0 point

Wow, I forgot this game even existed! I've been trying to remember games from this era, and this one finally jogged my memory.

lord shamas 2013-05-05 2 points DOS version

memories of youth...

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