Heroes of the Lance

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Heroes of the Lance
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: U.S. Gold
Developer:
Licensor: TSR
Genre: Action-adventure

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
EU
29003.50
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[1] 29003.50
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
028070
Non-Sega versions

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Heroes of the Lance is an action-adventure game for the Sega Master System based on the Dungeons and Dragons franchise. In particular, it is an adaptation of chapters 15-22 of the novel "Dragons of the Autumn Twilight", which in turn is an adaptation of the first Dragonlance tabletop role-playing module. The Master System port is the last and the graphically most advanced of the 11 ports of the game released in the three previous years.

Gameplay

Heroes of the Lance is absolutely not a role-playing game: it lacks any active dialogue with peaceful characters; it lacks freedom of exploration and backtracking; it lacks any character development. The "experience points" in the menu are just the player's score.

The game consists of three stages. Players should navigate each of them until they find the exit that connects to the next stage.

Magazine articles

Main article: Heroes of the Lance/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #121: "December 1991" (1991-11-15)
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Print advert in Gamers (DE) #1992-01: "Februar/März 1992" (1992-xx-xx)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Console XS (UK) PAL
68
[2]
Game Power (IT)
72
[3]
Gamers (DE) PAL
53
[4]
GamesMaster (UK)
65
[5]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
74
[6]
Joypad (FR) PAL
84
[7]
Joystick (FR)
63
[8]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
55
[9]
Player One (FR)
63
[10]
Play Time (DE)
33
[11]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
64
[1]
Sega Power (UK)
47
[12]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
77
[13]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
68
[14]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
71
[15]
User (GR) PAL
73
[16]
Video Games (DE)
33
[17]
Sega Master System
63
Based on
17 reviews

Heroes of the Lance

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Heroes of the Lance SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU (NIAL sticker)
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Cover
Master System, AU (Classics)
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, BR (Product code)
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Cover
HotL SMS BR Manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 cde13ffb
MD5 1dcacb5969fb4a0d4e9c7fec67227cce
SHA-1 16b2219a1493c06d18c973fc550ea563c3116207
512kB Cartridge (EU)

References

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Dungeons & Dragons games for Sega systems
Heroes of the Lance (1991) | Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun (1992) | Eye of the Beholder (1994) | Dungeons & Dragons Collection (1999)
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (unreleased) | Iron & Blood (unreleased)