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The Bard's Tale (1985)

Average Rating: 7.01/10
Video Game Rank: 1202
Amiga Rank: 101
Commodore 64 Rank: 65
NES Rank: 60
DOS Rank: 209
Macintosh Rank: 318
ZX Spectrum Rank: 34
Atari ST Rank: 48
Apple II Rank: 37
Amstrad CPC Rank: 31
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The Bard's Tale (1985)
Alternate Names
The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale
The Bard's Tale: Tales of the Unknown
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Release Date
1985-00-00
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North American NES edition
Rel Date: 1991-00-00
Publisher: Fujisankei Communications International, Interplay (Video Game), Pony Canyon, Inc. (株式会社ポニーキャニオン / Kabushiki kaisha Ponī Kyanion)
NES
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: (Not Rated)
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North American Macintosh edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)
Macintosh
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Amstrad CPC 2-Cassette Version
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Atari ST edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)
Atari ST
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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US DOS 3.5 Floppy edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)
DOS
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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US DOS 5.25 Floppy edition
Rel Date: 1987-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)
DOS
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Apple II Version
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Apple II
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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English Commodore 64 Disk edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Electronic Arts (EA)
Commodore 64
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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C64 Version
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Interplay (Video Game)
Commodore 64
Developer: Interplay (Video Game)
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

The Bard's Tale is a fantasy computer role-playing game created by Interplay Productions in 1985 and distributed by Electronic Arts. It was designed and programmed by Michael Cranford.

Based loosely on traditional Dungeons and Dragons gameplay and inspired by the Wizardry computer games, The Bard's Tale was noteworthy for its unprecedented 3D graphics and animated character portraits.

It was originally released for the Apple II, and was also ported to the Commodore 64, Apple IIgs, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, MS-DOS, Apple Macintosh, and NES platforms.

The Bard's Tale is a straight forward "dungeon crawl". The objective is to gain experience and advance characters' skills through (mostly) random combat with enemies and monsters. This is done while exploring maze-like dungeons, solving occasional puzzles and riddles, and finding or buying better weapons and armor.

When beginning the game, the player may create up to six player characters, chosen from among the following classes: bard, hunter, monk, paladin, rogue, warrior, magician, and conjurer. The classes sorcerer and wizard were available to experienced conjurers and magicians.

Source: Wikipedia, The Bard's Tale (1985 video game) , available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 1202
Amiga Rank: 101
Commodore 64 Rank: 65
NES Rank: 60
DOS Rank: 209
Macintosh Rank: 318
ZX Spectrum Rank: 34
Atari ST Rank: 48
Apple II Rank: 37
Amstrad CPC Rank: 31
Num Ratings: 71
Average Rating: 7.01
Standard Deviation: 1.71
Num Views: 2514
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Avg. Game Weight: 3.7
Fans: 5
Personal Comments: 20
Users Owning: 114
Users Wanting: 1
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