Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (C64)
|Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar|
- For other games in the series see Ultima.
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar is a role-playing game where you play a person trying to answer the call of Lord British, monarch of the land of Britannia, attempting to embody the eight virtues and perform various other quests to become The Avatar, a true hero of the people. Ultima IV was original released for the Apple II, but was ported to several other systems immediately after including the Commodore 64. The graphics and sound are nearly identical between the two.
While Ultima III: Exodus (C64) defined many of the tropes that would we used by RPGs for years to come, Ultima 4 was the landmark which defined the role of a hero that embodies good. You actually had to walk the straight and narrow path of a hero; you give money to the poor, tell the truth, display honor and valor, resist temptation, and sacrifice everything in order to beat the game.
Ultima IV features a completely unique music compared to its predecessor, but in a very similar style. It's a little disappointing that no strides were made to improve the fidelity of the sound, however, it's comfortable to hear a musical sound you're already familiar with. Once again, Thomas Arne's Rule, Britannia! makes an appearance.
If you watch the opening demo of Ultima IV it plays various tracks from the game's score in a semi-random fashion. It plays all the tracks that you commonly hear in the game, but it will not play Fanfare of Lord British, or any of the Unknown tracks.
|01||Wanderer||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:48||Download|
|02||Towne||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||3:36||Download|
|03||Lord British's Castle||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:03||Download|
|04||Rule, Britannia!||Thomas Arne||Ken Arnold||1:26||Download|
|05||Shopping||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:18||Download|
|06||Combat||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:35||Download|
|07||Shrines||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:27||Download|
|08||Dungeons||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||2:08||Download|
|09||Fanfare of Lord British||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||1:37||Download|
|10||Unknown 1||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:18||Download|
|11||Unknown 2||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:18||Download|
|12||Unknown 3||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:18||Download|
|13||Unknown 4||Ken Arnold||Ken Arnold||0:20||Download|
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The tracks have been recorded in roughly the order you hear them during normal game play. They were recorded with SIDPlay (Windows) v2.
- mobygames.com/game/c64/ultima-iv-quest-of-the-avatar - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.com/c64/572141-ultima-iv-quest-of-the-avatar - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultima_IV:_Quest_of_the_Avatar - Wikipedia.