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Quest for GloryQuest for Glory

Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero
First release 1989
Also known as Hero's Quest, QfG,
Quest for Glory I
クエスト フォー グローリィ
Developed by Sierra
Published by Sierra
Distributed by (unknown)
Platforms MS-DOS, Mac, Amiga
Atari ST, NEC PC-9801
Resolution 320x200, 256 and 16 colors
Engine SCI
Support Since ScummVM 1.2.0
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Quest for Glory: So You Want to Be a Hero was the first game in the Quest for Glory series. In this adventure/RPG hybrid game, a wanna-be hero travels to the land of Spielburg to save it's people and prove himself worthy of the title of hero. The player can choose out of three classes for the hero: fighter, magic user, and thief. Many of the puzzles that could be solved and quests that would be encountered in the game were dependent on the chosen class of the hero.


The original title of the game was Hero's Quest, but Sierra never trademarked the name. The electronic adaptation of the HeroQuest board game forced Sierra to rename the game to Quest for Glory.

NEC PC-9801 Version

The game was released in Japan for the NEC PC-9801 computer. This version came out in 2 flavors: 8-color and 16-color. Both used the same SCI vector-picture format (that uses 256 colors internally). The game came with 2 graphic drivers: 9801V8M.DRV and 9801V16.DRV. The first rendered the graphics in 640x400 8 color mode and the second in 640x400 16 color mode. The 8-color flavor of the game was using a palette that looked better when dithered to 8 colors, and vice versa.

Here are the various combinations of the game when played in an emulator:

8-color graphics 16-color graphics
8-color game Qfg1-jp-8 8.png Qfg1-jp-8 16.png
16-color game Qfg1-jp-16 8.png Qfg1-jp-16 16.png

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