Quest for Glory I: So You Want to Be a Hero

Made by Sierra, released in 1989/1992

Can you play cribbage?



Current Zar note: I did this LP in 2008! I left my write-up mostly unchanged.




SOON I CAN STOP SNEAKING AROUND

SOON

I love this place, I really do.

I also love how the Hero's arm goes up and down. om nom.

GOBLIIIINS

man i am getting swamped with goblins what is this

hey a white stag

Darn it. I'm sure i have enough space or whatever but this is annoying regardless. I always forget new directories I put games in. Eh, I'll just delete one, no big deal.

DIE STAG

A SWORD ABSHAHG

I'll get you yet

MAYBE I'LL JUST THROW ROCKS AT YOU INSTEAD

Stag: DUDE WTF why you even gotta do a thing

YOU CANNOT ESCAPE ME

wait who are you

THANK YOU THANK YOU

i hope you didn't save after throwing a rock at the stag! Cause then you can't beat the game! :D

Anyway let's do this the nonviolent (i.e. right) way

HOLD ON I GOT THIS

you can say no, but she'll just go back into the tree and you have to do it again. so eh.

Her hair looks like worms.

The Dryad has her own little theme, kind of dramatic and pretty. This version combines it and the Goblin Ambush. :B

Is that what those ptooie plants are called? Well what do you know.

GOTS ME A QUEST

possibly cause there's a woman in it, idk

Dryad: WTF GET OFF

Hero: :D

This game really needs to branch out with its puns.

I think you can also throw a rock at it here, but that might either crash the game or kill you. I forget. :B

Close to the dryad we find... a mysterious ring! HMM.

HELLO CLEVELAAAAND

Nothing will happen here.

I LOVE EATING MUSHROOMS

I WILL SHOVE THEM IN MY FACE WITHOUT WARNING

fairy mushrooms wait

WOAHWHAOAOIAOAH

EAT SOME MORE, IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID?

HAHAHAHA WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

well i guess they did warn me

you know this isn't even the only drug related death you can trigger in these games. Oh Sierra. :D

Well anyway I'm outta here

Ah, the Goblin Ambush! This is a good place to grind stats. Basically, goblins will pop out and attack you. Everytime you beat all of them, they add one more to I think a max of 9. Once you hit the cap, you can just kill them all, leave the screen, come back, kill them all, repeat. Me and Alex spent a lot of time leveling here. But I'll come back when I'm more ready for it.

North from here leads to Baba Yaga, and south to the Goblin Ambush. It's up in the top left corner of the map, I think.

A SKULL

Wow, that was easy enough.

SURE WHAT DRAWBACKS COULD HELPING A TALKING SKULL HAVE

A glowing jewel eh

I think I know where to find one of those

BABA YAAAAAAAAAGAAAA THERE'S A BLOND DUDE OUT HERE AND HE LOOKS HEROOOOIIIIC

chicken legs mmm

SEE THAT HUT

PAY ATTENTION

Don't climb the fence, basically.

Pretty pitiful, but I haven't really been grinding yet.

You guys, you spore spittin guys

YEAH

I wish there was a way to capture how spastically the hero flails at the wall. Hee hee.

HINT HINT

It actually turns out I was climbing the wrong area. WELL WHATEVER.

Here's the Fighter's solution to this puzzle. Basically, you throw rocks at the seed when it's in the air and knock it down. Thieves climb up and just catch it, and Magic Users use fetch again.

IT CAN BE KIND OF DIFFICULT

Haha success

Spireas: D:

I always felt kind of bad for taking this seed since the Spireas just sit there all D: after you take it and don't go PTOO anymore. Ah well.

IT'S FOR THE GREATER GOOD

Alright here's your dumb seed

I never understood why the hero drops the seed from above his head

There were a lot of trekkies on the Sierra teams back in the day. :B

Always with the nature saving, alright, what's the deal

No prob.

...Hmm.

I don't know if you can tell from the caps, but when the acorn drops, the font gets a black outline. It's the same graphical weirdness that happens when you talk to Hilde. Who knows what causes it, really.

ONE DOWN

Blackened Saurus, serve at your next dinner party

wtf

A Meep, how do you know what a meep is, I don't know what a meep is

I THINK I KNOW WHERE MY GREEN FUR IS COMING FROM

And as you may imagine, they make squeaky little sounds when they pop up and down.

GET OUTTA THERE

The meeps won't let you pull up the rock :(

that guy isn't meeping

he's up to something

his fur is all yellow and he's mostly bald what's with that

Shouldn't you be working with Jim Henson?

dirty hippies

dirty hobbits

dirty... rabbits?

Well that was easy enough. ANOTHER INGREDIENT DOWN

FREE SPELL WOOOO

And that's pretty much all we need from the Meeps. There are a few things you can do with them though. If you throw rocks or cast Flame Dart or attack them, they get upset and throw things at you and refuse to talk to you, if I remember right.

I think, and my memories of this are vague, you can also feed them apples and they'll spit out an apple core. But I'm not sure. :B

Ah, the days before you could click the mouth on yourself and select what to tell people.

No problem.

GASP

Antwerps bounce up and down in the same place making a loud BOING noise. Hee hee. HUG ME, ANTWERP

It just bounces you away though. :(

FINE BE THAT WAY

you bouncer

This screen is a bad screen. You want to generally turn around and go left, cause there's nothing good ahead. DON'T MIND ME I'VE MEMORIZED THESE THINGS

It leeeads here! The Brigand Ambush. :O

:O

I think we thought for a while that you could actually fight your way through here, but maybe you can't? I can't remember us ever succeeding anyway. You're not supposed to.

INTERPRETIVE DANCE

Back to the waterfaaaall

Dang, running out of time here.

IT'S KIND OF FLYING, RIGHT? OFF THE ROCKS? YEAH

Success.

So there's an invisible ladder here! HMM.

But I'll do this the way you're supposed to do it for Fighters. THROWING!

Fred Flintstone?

He reveals the ladder for you whenever he sees you're there, just in case you didn't know about it.

nope

Darn, I was trying to get smushed behind the door that time, cause you can do that. Eh, maybe later.

Okay, this time I'll do it right.

Ah, old 'enry the 'ermit. He has the catchiest little theme song. Me and Alex picked it out on the guitar once, and my god it gets stuck in your head.

yuk yuk

A PLEASANT PLACE

Hero sit up straight be a gentleman

I did not get the joke behind this for the longest time. You have no idea. :O

I HEAR YOU, 'ENRY

I dunno why this amuses me so much. 'Enry just quietly chuckling to himself.

I like that no one knows, hee hee.

No he isn't. At least, not in this version.

MORE FREE SPELLS WOOO

as a side note, i like how 'enry talks

I GOTTA MEET THIS GUY

:O

Who would cast a spell at 'Enry though? :O

Anyway I'm outta here

Funny you should mention that.

LITTLE DARK, MAYBE

You know, after all this time, I honestly have no idea how to play cribbage. I think it involves cards. But anytime I hear the word, I think of 'Enry.

Here, have some of my bread, sausage, and plums.

Hero just sprawls out all over, hehehe.

Lame. This is why we don't usually spend the night here unless we have to.

ANYWAY AWAY WE GO

I thought it up all by myselfs. :B

GETTIN THERE, SLOWLY

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