Times of Lore (NES)
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- For other versions of this game see Times of Lore
Times of Lore is an action adventure game using a top-down view. You play either a knight, valkyrie, or barbarian who is searching for a way to bring order to the kingdom of Albareth which has slowly fallen into chaos. In order to do this, you must seek out knowledgeable people to give you advice and send you on quests to vanquish the source of the chaos.
Although the setting suggests an RPG, the game is actually a simplified action game. Dialogue is light, you don't have any stats to increase, combat consists of mashing the same button over and over, and there are only a handful of items to collect in the game. Despite its flaws, the game does feature a game world which, at the time, was unprecedented in size. You could move about the entire map freely without loading or having to go in and out of separate town maps.
The NES port is probably the most playable of all of the versions of the game. Though it doesn't have the best graphics, the full screen is used to see the map, there is background music during game play, and you aren't expected to pick up the throwing dagger after every attack!
Most of the music is ported over from Martin Galway's music from the computer versions of the game. However the Overworld, Chamber Music, and Dungeons tunes are unique to this port. The US release doesn't have credits, but Katsuhiro Hayashi has confirmed he composed the music.
|01||Title||Martin Galway||Katsuhiro Hayashi||2:05||Download|
|02||Character Selection||Martin Galway||Katsuhiro Hayashi||0:19||Download|
|03||Overworld||Katsuhiro Hayashi||Katsuhiro Hayashi||2:25||Download|
|04||Chamber Music||Katsuhiro Hayashi||Katsuhiro Hayashi||4:05||Download|
|05||Dungeons||Katsuhiro Hayashi||Katsuhiro Hayashi||3:12||Download|
|06||Ending, Part 1||Martin Galway||Katsuhiro Hayashi||1:47||Download|
|07||Ending, Part 2||Martin Galway||Katsuhiro Hayashi||2:05||Download|
- Ripper: Memblers
- Recorder: TheAlmightyGuru
- Game Credits:
(Source: , verification from composer; US release lacks credits)
Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.
- mobygames.com/game/nes/times-of-lore - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/nes/587706-times-of-lore - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_of_lore - Wikipedia.
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|Notable Personnel||Martin Galway|
|Notable Companies||Origin Systems|