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Many gamers out there have either heard of or played the brilliant Heroes of Might & Magic series, but only a small percentage of these are aware that they follow in the footsteps of a previous New World Computing release … King’s Bounty!
Anyone who has played HoMM 1 will recognize the game. They have so much in common that you may say that HoMM 1 is a remake of King’s Bounty.
What can King’s Bounty offer you that HoMM can’t?
The answer is A LOT! You have plenty of options when walking around the landscape: you can visit cities, recruit warriors from castles, request a private audition with your king … and of course defeat enemies all over the land. One of the biggest differences between KB and HoMM is how enemies react to your presence. In this game the monsters can move around freely, and they have a nasty habit of trying to hunt you down. This means that you will have to calculate every step you take if you want to avoid combat with them.
The biggest difference between these games is that you do not use the mouse when playing KB. Some might be frightened by this, as you need to use commands to get what you want, but every new window shows a detailed description of the available commands at the time, so you will master the game controls in no time.
What about the graphics? Well, let us not forget how old this game is … and although the most popular colour in the game is Ultra Green, some of the scenes and backgrounds are incredibly well-made and a real treat to watch.
The sound is average, but the gameplay is EXCELLENT and more than makes up for the sound quality! So if you are a fan of Heroes of Might & Magic and want to see where it all began, or if you simply like old games … this is the game for you.