Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? under Virtual PC

Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? under Virtual PC

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Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? (from here on in - QFG1) is one of my all time favorite games.  This is one of the great Sierra adventure games - where you take the role of a hero in a small town with a number of mysteries.  It is up to you to explore and determine what is going.  You get to choose the role of a warrior, wizard or thief - and the game plays slightly differently depending on your choice.

This was one of the first games I ever played which had the concept of building character attributes - and I have always enjoyed spending the time to build up my character statistics to ludicrous proportions.

Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? under Virtual PC   Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? under Virtual PC   Quest for Glory 1: So you want to be a hero? under Virtual PC

QFG1 is also filled with many humorous lines.  My favorite joke is that if you play the role of a thief you can command your character to 'pick nose'.  If your lock picking skill is under 50 you will stick your lock pick into your nose and kill yourself by accident.  If your lock picking skill is over 50 you will successfully 'open your nose'.

QFG1 runs perfectly under Virtual PC.

Cheers,
Ben

 

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  • QFG1 was the re-release name. The original name was "Hero's Quest: So you want to be a hero?" and was even released on the Amiga. The re-release was only targeted for MS-DOS and used the SCI (VGA) engine. Hero's Quest used the older AGT engine.
  • Actually the AGT (EGA) version of the game was re-released as "Quest for Glory 1", which was renamed after Sierra realized a board game had the same name.

    QfG is a personal favorite of mine, I replay this game every year or so.
  • Yes - I have the EGA version and the VGA version.  I have always prefered the EGA version though - as that was the one that I played first.

    Travis is correct about the naming conundrum - and in sections of the IBM EGA version you will see the game refered to as 'Quest for glory' and 'Heros Quest'.

    Cheers,
    Ben
  • QFG2 : Trial by Fire

    Now that was an excellent followup!!
  • get me on this *^£"!?<:
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  • While it was originally called Hero's Quest. The reason it had a name change was due to legal problems Sierra encounted. There was a Milton Bradly board game using the same name, that also licenced out a computer game version. So Sierra were forced to change the name straight away.

    The name change wasn't exclusive to the remake, as there is a version Quest for Glory using the original engine.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeroQuest_(board_game)
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