Monthly Archives: February 2015

Adamantyr casts Fireball!

Adamantyr casts Fireball! ……and there was much incredibly beautiful destruction!

Just take a look for yourself at the link and video below.  http://adamantyr.com/blog/2015/02/09/burn-baby-burn/

This awesomeness is via the super cool TI-99 computer.

Keep track of Adamantyr’s blog for future interesting posts regarding his TI-99 creation at…

http://adamantyr.com/blog/

 

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Orangehat’s Maps + final thoughts on Realms of Quest I

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Orangehat’s Maps of Realms of Quest I

Levels 1-20

Realms of Quest I is a decent straight up dungeon crawler for the Commodore VIC-20 computer. The final battle is however insanely difficult. My suggestions to anyone playing it for the first time is to make sure you always have enough gold to rest at the inn. Save up your money and only purchase the most expensive sword, armor and shield from the shop which =  +5 sword/+5 armor/+5 shield. Explore every square on each dungeon and map the place out on graphing paper and fight all monsters that you can along the way.

Until you obtain book of spells lvl5 which contains the Word of Recall spell, you’ve got to know when you’ve reached that point in your dungeon crawl when its time to head back to the surface or your expedition will be for naught if you run out of SP and HP fighting monsters on your way back to the castle. Know when to run, like Kenny Rogers said. After you obtain book of scrolls level 5, make sure to have at least 5SP to cast the Word of Recall spell to get back to the entrance to the castle.

Purchase scrolls from the Lycaeum in their order 1,2,3,4. Or you could just read the scrolls here and put the 8000GP you would have spent reading them towards training your character as you will need as much gold as you can get to train your character. You’ll want as many HP’s as you can get before taking the stairs from level 20 to level 21 (the vaulted hall).

Don’t rush through the levels. You will need to fight as many monsters as possible and get enough gold and XP to train enough levels so that you can hopefully beat Nikaedor nikaedor_white at the end of the game.

Once you get book of spells level 6, you can cast the Gate spell to jump right to level 20 but don’t take the stairs to level 21 until you are well and ready to take on Nikaedor at 540HP, and make a backup of your game prior to entering level 21.

Good Luck!

I liked Realms of Quest I enough to play it through to the end, but I don’t think that I would have interest in playing it again. RPG’s for the Commodore VIC-20 computer are few and far between, and it’s nice to be able to play an RPG on the VIC-20, so Realms of Quest I has got that going for it, but I would definitely say that I had allot more fun playing Ultimate Quest for the Commodore  64, and even more fun with the VIC-20 games Realms of Quest IV, III. I’m currently playing Realms of Quest II, which has some additional features (compared to Realms of Quest I), namely a wilderness area above ground, with multiple dungeons, close up portraits of monsters, + potions to purchase at the city.

 

Realms of Quest II (Anniversary Edition 2011)

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In the Realms of Quest II, the demon wizard Nikaedor, recently back from the dead and more powerful than ever, unleashes his revenge upon the realms by summoning ten demons who are instructed to inflict their wrath upon the kingdom.

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A new hero is needed to stop the demons and recover the stolen orbs of power in order to defeat that dastardly demon Nikaedor once and for all. (hopefully) ;o)

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Keyboard commands are the following…

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In Realms of Quest II we can purchase healing potions in the cities.

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Attributes are as follows.

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I’m enthused that this sequel has a wilderness area to explore in addition to the RoQI style dungeons to delve. There is just something about wandering about the realms and searching for places of interest, that makes it more interesting than just descending dungeon levels until you reach the big bad guy at the bottom. Also the intro music is neat.

Following in my tradition of hat wearing gnomes, my chosen character is the purple hat wearing gnome (Purplehat).

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Another new feature that is included in RoQII that wasn’t in RoQI is that we get to see monsters up close and personal.

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Rats. Why did it have to be Rats? Not only that, but they appear to be Rodents of Unusual Size! :o)

For more information on where you can obtain the Realms of Quest II Anniversary Edition (included in the Realms of Quest IV VIC-20 release), visit Ghislain’s official Realms of Quest Blog at the link below.

http://realmsofquest.blogspot.com/2014/01/realms-of-quest-ivcommercial-release-is.html

Realms of Quest I – IV are © Ghislain de Blois

If you do not own a Commodore VIC-20 computer, you can download the VICE emulator so that you can run VIC-20 programs on your computer. The VICE emulator is available at http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/

The Gargoyle Dragon and Nikaedor -RoQI (The End)

After locating the final piece of the amulet and casting Pass Wall to make my way through level 20, I found the entrance to the vaulted hall of the Gargoyle Dragon and the Demon Nikaedor.

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Seeing that I have all four pieces of the amulet, the Gargoyle Dragon asks me for the secret word.

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I won’t give out the answer here. You can get a hint by reading one of the scrolls at the Lycaeum. Then you must defeat the gargoyle dragon by attacking its weakest spot.

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Gold! at last!

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The Demonic Nikaedor!

Important Tip: Nikaedor is very tough to beat. 540HP’s!! Do not take the stairs to level 21 until you feel you are strong enough to defeat him. (+ Make a backup of your game before you descend to the final level).  The vaulted hall (final level 21) is encompassed in an anti-magic zone so you have to fight Nikaedor in hand to hand combat without the use of spells and the demon often hits in the 20+range.

Upon defeating Nikaedor……

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Next up… Realms of Quest II.