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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

Average Rating: 5.70/10
Video Game Rank: 5171
Commodore 64 Rank: 203
DOS Rank: 460
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 83
Apple II Rank: 104
MSX Rank: 72
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Primary Name
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
Alternate Names
Ultima
Platform
Genre
RPG
Theme
Franchise
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1981-00-00
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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Apple IIGS Remake edition
Rel Date: 1994-00-00
Publisher: Vitesse Inc.
Apple II
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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Japanese MSX edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Pony Canyon, Inc. (株式会社ポニーキャニオン / Kabushiki kaisha Ponī Kyanion)
MSX
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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MS-DOS Remake edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Origin Systems Inc.
DOS
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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Apple II Remake edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Origin Systems Inc.
Apple II
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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Commodore 64 Remake edition
Rel Date: 1986-00-00
Publisher: Origin Systems Inc.
Commodore 64
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
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Atari
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Sierra Entertainment Inc.
Atari 8-bit family
Developer: Origin Systems Inc.
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
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Ultima
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Apple II edition
Rel Date: 1981-00-00
Publisher: California Pacific Computer Company
Apple II
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Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness is the first game in the Ultima series (second if you count Akalabeth) created by Richard Garriott (a.k.a. Lord British). Originally written in BASIC and published in 1980, it is one of the earliest commercially available CRPGs. The game was reprogrammed in assembly and rereleased in 1986 with a greatly improved running speed, better graphics and a few minor content changes.

The game uses a top down, third-person view using icons for the main character, monsters, cities, towns, dungeon entrances and other places of interest in the overworld. The game switches to a simple 3-D, one-point perspective view during dungeon and tower exploration.

The main character, a hero from another world, is brought to the land of Sosaria to defeat the evil wizard Mondain who is devastating the land with hordes of creatures from the standard fantasy roster. Setting a precedent for most CRPGs to follow, the hero improves his skills and equipment until he is powerful enough to complete the final quest and defeat Mondain.

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Video Game Rank: 5171
Commodore 64 Rank: 203
DOS Rank: 460
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 83
Apple II Rank: 104
MSX Rank: 72
Num Ratings: 23
Average Rating: 5.70
Standard Deviation: 2.04
Num Views: 988
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 5
Users Owning: 52
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
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