A computer game called The Bards Tale III: Thief of Fate. This is an adventure game in which the objective is destroy the Evil One.
This is a computer role-playing game, where a player can create a party of up to seven characters to explore a fantasy land that includes dungeons. The wide cast of characters includes paladins ( a white knight), clerics, wizards, thieves and bards. The party fights monsters to acquire treasure. At the start of the game, characters have very little experience. They acquires more experience during the course of the game, for example, new spells, enhanced abilities and greater physical power. The game can be saved so acquired characteristics are preserved for the beginning of the next game. Eventually the party completes the final mission.
It was also produced for the Commodore 64 computer system.
The game was collected because it is representative of games developed for the Apple II series of computers.
In 1983, the donor's parents gave him an Apple II Europlus. He used it for essays, medical school assignments and games.
This item is part of a representative collection of hardware, software, trade literature and promotional material that documents the history of the Apple company, and its contribution to, and impact on the computer industry and society.
A triple folder with a slot for two double sided disks and papers including a manual. an addendum Sheet, a circular three dial code wheel and an Apple II family getting started card.
Donation from Chee-Yan Hiew, 22 Nov 2006
Cover includes the text: "The Bards Tale III: Thief of Fate Electronic Arts with a sticker " Apple II+, IIe, IIgs 64k; 5 1/4 disk drive required 1 blank disk req'd in IIe emulation mode The Bards Tale III 1574" ©1988 The cover also includes an image of the developers, and a price tag from Computertime P/L Chatswood which has the hand written price '59.95' Manual: 1: The Bards Tale III Thief of Fate " 32 pages 2: The Bards Tale III Thief of Fate Clue Book no page numbers 3. a circular three dial code wheel. The Bards Tale III Thief of Fate 4. Apple II family getting started card includes the text "The Bards Tale III Thief of Fate "
Type of item
225 mm (Length), 225 mm (Width), 10 mm (Height)