Difference between revisions of "Ultima"

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==Media==
 
==Media==
 
===Box Art===
 
===Box Art===
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Ultima - A2 - USA.jpg|Original Apple II card from 1981. The original Ultima came in a plastic bag with this printed card. [[Denis Loubet]] painted a Persian warrior on a horse attacking a dragon swimming in magma. This uses the very first Ultima logo which is the [[Victorian]] typeface with a modified "m."
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Ultima I - A8 - USA.jpg|The Atari 8-bit box of 1983 uses completely new art and logo that was modified from the one used on the Ultima II box. It features a castle with towering spires on a rocky crag with two huge moons in the distance. I prefer this art over the original.
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Ultima I - C64 - USA.jpg|Remake box of 1986 used for Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS. The remake box uses the same artwork as the original, but shows more of it. It also uses the taller Ultima logo with a metallic effect and adds a Roman numeral I to it. The Origin Systems logo is added to the bottom.
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Ultima I - PC98 - Japan.jpg|Japanese release of 1988 for MSX, PC88, PC98, Sharp X1. This box zooms in on Loubet's artwork a little uses the later Ultima logo, and adds the retconned subtitle, "The First Age of Darkness."
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===Documentation===
 
===Documentation===
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Ultima I - A2 - Ad.jpg|Apple II ad for the remake.
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===Maps===
 
===Maps===
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Ultima I - DOS - Map - Over World.png|Over world, DOS.
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Ultima I - DOS - Map - Over World (With Spoliers).png|Over world, DOS, with spoilers.
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===Videos===
 
===Videos===
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XUsdNh7J_A youtube.com/watch?v=7XUsdNh7J_A] - Longplay, DOS.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XUsdNh7J_A youtube.com/watch?v=7XUsdNh7J_A] - Longplay, DOS.

Revision as of 10:34, 23 April 2019

Ultima is a video game role-playing game developed by Richard Garriott and published by California Pacific Computer Co. in 1981 for the Apple II and, in 1983, for the Atari 8-bit line. This is the first Ultima title in the series and was highly influential game in the computer RPG genre. The game was remade as Ultima I in 1986 and released for several other platforms. In the game, you play the role of a hero tasked with defeating the evil sorcerer Mondain to save all the lands.

I've booted Ultima up a couple of times, but never played it very much. It's so out-dated now, I have little desire to try to beat it. Despite playing very little of the game, I have done quite a bit of work reverse engineering the game and placed my results on ModdingWiki.

Status

I own two copies of the PC remake, but only from the Complete Ultima CD-ROM compilation. I have not beaten the game or even played it much.

Review

I don't know enough about this game to review it.

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

Videos

Links

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