Fighting the Dragon in Hero's Quest I
Posted 23 September 2006 - 06:43 AM
Though it may seem like I'm pulling your leg, its not that far-fetched as Wolfang Amateuer in the adventurer's guild mentions two dragons when he and stephon slay the first one. The second one flew off but he says the other is seen flying around occasionally still.
I am pretty sure the best way to check this would be to go through Hero's Quest instead of Quest for glory.
If anyone could verify (or disproove this) I would be very happy, as this has always nagged me about the series.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:47 AM
Years ago, a friend told me that he climbed the rocks beside the waterfall near 'Enry's place and found the dragon up there.... but later admitted that he had just made this up.
I did wonder for a while if perhaps there was a dragon you could encounter and possibly battle in the game, but as far as I know, there is not.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 12:00 PM
I was messing around with SCI Studio a while back with the EGA version on the game... and I was able to see all the animations and everything possible in the game, and looked through them. The only thing that had a dragon for the animations was the one you see during the opening credits that breathes flames out to reveal the games title.
Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:01 PM
Happy Questing! And PEACE!
Beyond the flight of time,
Beyond the realm of death,
There surely is some blessed clime,
Where life is not a breath!
Posted 23 September 2006 - 03:05 PM
- Raymond E. Feist, The King's Buccaneer
Posted 23 September 2006 - 07:20 PM
Same deal with getting Trolls to appear at night... and other rarer monsters.
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Obliterating everything that's not your friend!
Posted 23 September 2006 - 10:24 PM
Posted 02 November 2006 - 11:42 PM
Till next time stay cool
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:14 PM
-Matsumoto, the Last Samurai-
Posted 08 September 2007 - 03:24 PM
I miss old EGA games. Now I feel old.
Actually, I don't really miss them, because I still have them and can still play them thanks to DOSBox. For QFG games specifically, thanks to DOSBox and also the NRS Patches.
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:03 AM
In the original version (Hero's Quest: EGA, VER 1.01), there is an EXTREMELY rare text that describes the hero spotting the dragon that survived the fight with Wolfgang and the Baron. You would type 'look sky' or 'look up' and the reply would read something like:
"You see a small dot over the mountains to the North, too large for a bird, as if some massive creature were slowly circling overhead." (The mountains to the North, above Erana's Peace, are called the Dragonsmoke mountains.)
I have only seen it once in the 400+ times I have played it over the last 18 years. I imagine you have to ask Wolfgang a specific set of questions (including asking about the dragon head on the wall), possibly in a specific order, and then exit the Adventurer's Guild and type the aforementioned command immediately after exiting. I have tried to re-create it, without success. My brother did once, but he accidentally hit the ENTER key before I came rushing into the room.
If you don't do it just right, the message will read: "You see a clear blue sky, with a few scuddling white clouds."
In the VGA remake, if you ask Wolfgang about the dragon head, proceed outside the Town's front gate, and imediately click the eye icon on the sky, you will sometimes see a shodow of the dragon pass over the ground (and the Hero) with a message that reads: "Whoa! What was that!", or something similar.
And just for everyone's F.Y.I., if you look closely at the creature on the cover art for Hero's Quest, you will see a distinct lack of wings, and two stubby little arms. Corey Cole later confirmed in an interview with some long forgotten internet news agency that the image IS actually that of a Saurus Rex. The cover was later changed for the re-release of the EGA version. The re-released version's cover has a dragon in a sort of 'stained-glass' style.
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