Abandonware DOS title

The Fool's Errand

The Fool's Errand is an old DOS puzzle compilation game developed by Manley Associates in 1989 from an original idea by Cliff Johnson. The Fool's Errand can be enjoyed in single player mode. It's available for download.
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Additional info

Facts, trivia and collector's notes are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. These texts use material from this Wikipedia article.

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: low

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