Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive developed the DOS fantasy rpg game HeroQuest in 1991. HeroQuest is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in single player, multiplayer (hotseat) modes. It's available for download.
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Player modes: single player, multiplayer (hotseat)
Input: keyboard, mouse, joystick
Graphics: EGA, MCGA, Tandy, VGA
Sound cards supported: Adlib, PC speaker, Roland, Tandy
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- Christopher Salem - 15/08/2018 14:40While this is a good adaptation of the board game, it's not without issues. You can have either sound, or music, but not both; it is playable but very grinding in single player mode (no AI characters); the character save/load/add/remove system is clunky; checking hallways for traps/treasures only goes as far as the screen's display will show, even if the hallway just off screen is adjacent to the same room block; recovered treasures are not carried over to the next quest, nor do you receive a cash equivalent that can be saved; the game doesn't remember quests that you've completed (no check marks), so unless you're taking notes, you'll find yourself repeating completed quests.
Being almost completely unrelated, and not at all a board game adaption, Ultima Underworld is a magnificent game. I mention it, only because it improves on many of the shortcomings of the Hero Quest DOS game.
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