The Fool's Errand
The Fool's Errand downloads
The Fool's Errand won the following awards:
* 1988 MacWorld Game Hall of Fame
* 1989 GAMES Magazine Best Puzzle Game of the Year
The game was originally written for the Apple Macintosh and ported to MS-DOS, Commodore Amiga and Atari ST. The ports add color, but in a lower resolution (320x200, as opposed to the original version's 512x342).
It is the tale of a wandering Fool who seeks his fortune in the Land of Tarot and braves the enchantments of the High Priestess.
The game is structured as a storybook divided into five parts, each containing a large number of different chapters; the storybook can be paged through and read as continuous prose on screen.
players: single player
input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
distribution: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk
graphics: CGA, EGA, MCGA, Tandy
sound: PC speaker
Abandonware DOS popularity: very low