Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Holy Grail Christy Marx / Sierra On-Line 1989

This first game in the Conquests series is an impressive historical adventure. The game was famed for the immense amount of historic knowledge and folklore that is woven between the dialogues and the descriptions as the plot unfolds. The message boxes (narration) are the wizard Merlin speaking and counseling the player. As none other than King Arthur himself, you must search far and wide for the Holy Grail, which will reportedly return your dying empire to its former glory. Three stalwart Round Table knights have already disappeared before you, so finding them is a priority as well. As you search through Britannia, Gaza and Jerusalem, along the way you will meet Gwynhyver, the Black Knight, the Lady of the Lake, and will rescue Sir Lancelot and Sir Gawaine from danger. Finally, you must pass the tests of the six goddesses to prove your worth and receive the Grail. Though the game's puzzles are uninspired, there are some fun arcade sequences and the rich story and historical information make it a very good game. This is one of the last games by Sierra to utilize the parser interface. We have to type short commands in order to do things. The graphics are 16-colour EGA.
Full Demo (@ Christy Marx Site)
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