Bard's Tale 1: Tales of the Unknown for NES


The NES version of The Bard's Tale is drastically different from all other versions of the game. Overall it is much smaller, with fewer dungeons...

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Bard's Tale 1: Tales of the Unknown

Online version of Bard's Tale 1: Tales of the Unknown for NES. The Bard's Tale was designed and programmed by Michael Cranford. Based loosely on traditional Dungeons and Dragons gameplay and inspired by the Wizardry computer games, The Bard's Tale was noteworthy for its unprecedented 3D graphics and animated character portraits...

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Electronic Arts, Inc.
Interplay Productions
Apple II, Commodore 64 (1985), Amiga (1986), PC DOS, Atari ST, Apple IIgs (1987), Amstrad CPC, ZX Spectrum, Macintosh (1988), NES (1991)
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Online emulated version of Bard's Tale 1: Tales of the Unknown was originally developed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), an 8-bit third-generation home video game cartridge-based console produced by Nintendo, first released in Japan as the Family Computer (commonly known as the Famicom) in 1983. The NES, a face-lifted version, was released internationally in the following years. The NES featured a number of groundbreaking games, such as the platform game Super Mario Bros, the action-adventure game The Legend of Zelda and the action game Metroid. As one of the best-selling gaming consoles of its time, the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983.

The game controller used for both the NES and the Famicom features an oblong brick-like design with a simple four button layout: two round buttons labeled `A` and `B`, a `START` button, and a `SELECT` button. Additionally, the controllers utilize the cross-shaped joypad, designed by Nintendo employee Gunpei Yokoi, for Nintendo Game & Watch systems, to replace the bulkier joysticks on earlier gaming consoles' controllers.

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online game added: 2010-08-27, by dj