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Post Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:48 pm

Nintendo HeroQuest game?

On Etsy, someone's selling "HeroQuest" Unreleased Prototype Nintendo NES Based on the Board Game!

I remember a C64 version on cassette tape, but could never get it to work properly, like most games on that medium. :( Never heard of Nintendo working on one, since I knew a few NES fanatics who subscribed to the official magazine.
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Post Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:03 pm

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The ROM became available a few years ago on the emulator sites, presumably this is just a rip of it programmed onto a cartridge.

Had a play with it back when I was more into emulators, but it was very basic and barely playable. The Amiga version was much better!

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Post Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:30 pm

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Yeah. I came across the unreleased NES version a few years back when looking at the music for the videogame:

http://realmofzhu.blogspot.co.uk/2014/0 ... track.html

I played it on a ZX Spectrum emulator, some of the music is great. It's a very close adaptation of the boardgame.

As dieselmonkey says, it's likely this is the rom dumped onto a cartridge, as the NES version is unfinished and wouldn't have gone into production. Interesting item tho.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:29 am

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Wish I had an Amiga... :(

It was a Commodore 64/128 for the entire 80s and 99% of the software was bootleg on 5 1/4" floppies - never could finish Last Ninja, due to data corruption. My old man wouldn't buy a PC til 94/95 IIRC, the same time as a new VCR, a VHS one this time, as opposed to a Betamax that periodically broke down for over a decade - I believe he got it for cheap in 81, when ownership had slid to 25%.

The Amiga soundtrack is almost haunting compared with the NES version...

A piano version...
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:24 am

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I like the DOS version with the Golden Brown section.
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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:11 am

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Em you later dudes!

YEah, there are some pretty fun emulators and the Amiga version of Heroquest was OK.

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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:56 pm

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Condottiero Magno wrote:Wish I had an Amiga... :(


Buy one! Shouldn't cost much more than a copy of Realm of Chaos: Lost and the Damned.

Alternatively have a look at getting an emulator. Amiga isn't something I've bothered with much, but I'm sure there are some good ones.

I don't know, there's something incongruous about the melancholy music and the hack-and-slash gameplay. I just discovered Barry Lietch who did the soundtrack for the original Amiga/Spectrum also did the soundtrack to an unreleased game called Dark Quest 2 - a Heroquest remake :-)

https://barryleitch.bandcamp.com/album/ ... soundtrack

I kind of prefer low-fi 8-bit dungeonsynth of the earlier stuff, but there's a certain symphonic metal chunky plastic fantasy aesthetic in this that might appeal to some.

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Post Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:30 pm

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Zhu Bajie wrote:I don't know, there's something incongruous about the melancholy music and the hack-and-slash gameplay.


I hadn't heard that theme before. That's not at all the music I think of when I think of HeroQuest. If anything, I think more of some 80's black metal.
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:56 am

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Stormbringer wrote:I like the DOS version with the Golden Brown section.

I might be mistaken, but after playing both, the DOS version is just the Amiga one, but with the use of a sound card. I recall playing Lands of Lore and Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood on a 386 and both sounded much better after installing a sound card - could hear a lute in the latter.

Try playing both versions simultaneously, it's interesting...
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Post Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:03 am

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Zhu Bajie wrote:
Condottiero Magno wrote:Wish I had an Amiga... :(


Buy one! Shouldn't cost much more than a copy of Realm of Chaos: Lost and the Damned.

Alternatively have a look at getting an emulator. Amiga isn't something I've bothered with much, but I'm sure there are some good ones.

I don't know, there's something incongruous about the melancholy music and the hack-and-slash gameplay. I just discovered Barry Lietch who did the soundtrack for the original Amiga/Spectrum also did the soundtrack to an unreleased game called Dark Quest 2 - a Heroquest remake :-)

https://barryleitch.bandcamp.com/album/ ... soundtrack

I kind of prefer low-fi 8-bit dungeonsynth of the earlier stuff, but there's a certain symphonic metal chunky plastic fantasy aesthetic in this that might appeal to some.

Emulators are the way to go, as I don't need the clutter...

There's also HeroQuest II: Legacy of Sorasil and both are available as abandonware.

Unreleased NES Game-Hero Quest - Gamester81

It's a reproduction cartridge...
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