Ultima: Warriors of Destiny (NES)

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Ultima: Warriors of Destiny
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Platform: NES
Year: 1993
Developer: Origin Systems
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For other games in the series see Ultima.

Ultima: Warriors of Destiny is the third and final game out of the three Ultima games that were released for the NES, and it is known to be the worst, but is also known to be the rarest. Though it is the third out of the trilogy, it is the fifth in the series, and the V was omitted from the title. It was the only NES game that Origin Systems developed.

In the story, Lord British is being held in the deep dungeons of Britannia by the Shadowlords and in his absence Lord Blackthorn has taken up the role of king of the land. However, Lord Blackthorn's methods of dealing with virtue are much more devastating. You play the role of the Avatar. You begin with a small band of adventurers, and you must build up your levels by fighting monsters, speak to various NPCs for clues, and find a way to rescue Lord British.


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The title screen.

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Taking the Virtue Test.

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Wandering around the overworld with a dead party member.


The game has a short soundtrack, especially for the time it was released in 1993, though the music was probably rushed due to a low time constraint by the publishers or developers. There are only three songs featured here, and only one of them is original to this game; the series staple Rule Britannia! appears as the title theme, and the overworld theme is borrowed from the earlier Ultima: Runes of Virtue (GB), with the music for the Virtue Test being the only new addition. Martin Galway was responsible for this port's music, and programmed his own sound driver and wrote the music in 6502 assembly.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Rule, Britannia! Thomas ArneMartin Galway 1:21
02 Virtue Test Martin GalwayMartin Galway 1:37
03 Overworld Amanda DeeMartin Galway 1:23


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Ultima Warriors of Destiny - NES.jpg
Title: Ultima: Warriors of Destiny
Platform: NES
Released: 1993-01-??
Publisher: FCI, Inc.