& Reviewed by Neil Collins
This was out 1000th game
ending add to our site on 16/07/15.
Times of Lore is one of the most incredible games on
the C64. Origin were renown for being producers of
excellent RPG games on the C64, and this one is up there
with the best...
Incredibly, the game loads in one part and there's a
vast world to explore. This truly is one of the games
that took RPG's to a new level. The game takes place in
the city of Albareth. The king and his son have been
missing for years, and the regent in charge of the
kingdom is losing his grip. Albareth is in chaos and
it's up to you to find out what has happened and to try
and restore order to the once powerful kingdom.
The sprites in the game
use high-res overlays to create more detailed characters
and the world itself is animated and features a clever
colour effect to turn day into night.
music by Martin Galway is excellent and there are some
good sound effects within the game making game play a
And so the epilogue
... accompanied by...
.. two lovely tunes
... the great MARTIN
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I played this for hours and hours as a kid, and
completed it with help from some magazines. This time
around I just loaded up the end sequence and jumped to
the start address in the machine code to see the end.
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Once you have defeated the Evil Cleric that is behind
all of the troubles, you get to see the end sequence.
The ending is in the form of a few beautifully drawn
storyboards while a cool Galway tune plays in the
background. The story tells how you claim the medallion
and become the High King. It also goes on to explain
what happens on your triumphant return back home to
claim the throne.