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Heroes of the Lance

DOS - 1988

Also available on: PC-98

Alt names Heroes of the Lance: A Dragonlance Action Game, Dragon Lance: Heroes of the Lance, ヒーロー・オブ・ランス
Year 1988
Platform DOS
Released in United States (1988)
Italy, United Kingdom (1991)
Genre Action
Theme D&D / AD&D, Fantasy, Licensed Title
Publisher Kixx, Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer U.S. Gold Ltd.
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Side view
Dosbox support Broken on 0.72
4.33 / 5 - 21 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

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Comments and reviews

sleepy 2021-03-10 1 point DOS version

The way Raistlin "slipped" when he jumped into a pit always made me laugh. Also played this in CGA. Fun times

Zane4ever 2019-05-09 -3 points DOS version

I used to gap to the babe in the 2nd screenshot. Now I see she's only a graphic image that used me. Oh you little slut!

DaF 2019-01-25 1 point DOS version

Loved this game. I played it in CGA.
By the way I tried to play it with browser and I cannot find the key to attack. Any clue?
You can find the manual here
in order to pass the anti-cheating question at the beginning.

dfortae 2018-01-12 -2 points DOS version

I review Heroes of the Lance here:

Andrew Martin 2017-07-14 2 points 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 1 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 5 points DOS version

memories of youth...

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DOS Version

ManualEnglish version 4 MB

PC-98 Version

ManualJapanese (ja) version 7 MB

Game Extras

Various files to help you run Heroes of the Lance, apply patches, fixes, maps or miscellaneous utilities.

MiscOperation Manual Japanese (ja) version 692 KB MiscCover Scans Japanese (ja) version 2 MB

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