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HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Tuesday May 17th, 2022 6:49pm
by HispaZargon
Hi, I don't know if somebody has already noticed it in the past, but I found this eBay advertisement:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203756011973?h ... SwOzFhvIvn

It shows pictures of an Asian Version of the classic PC videogame from Gremlin. I never heard about it before.

Does anybody own it? Would it have something different than the Western versions? I guess it would not have major differences, but who knows, at least the box and the manual seem to be different, aren't they? Nevertheless, as far as I see, at least "Morcar" and "Loretome" words are mentioned in the box back.

Maybe it is just an unofficial copy... made in Taiwan or Hong-Kong. In that era, it was relatively frequent finding such kind of material i.e. movies, etc. being sold in shops there. But, again, who knows, I honestly don't know if Gremlin officially sold the game there but of course could be.

HeroQuest_PC_Asian_00.jpg

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Friday May 20th, 2022 6:57am
by lestodante
Nice. I'venever seen this before

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Friday May 20th, 2022 4:10pm
by HispaZargon
Yeah, quite rare... the title can be translated as:

Original (japanese/chinese):
HeroQuest
新英雄傳説


Google Translator:
HeroQuest
New Hero Legend


It seems to be the no.32 of a wider videogames collection from some kind of magazine, maybe titled "Game World...", doesn't clear if they were only from Gremlin company or others too.

And the price shown there... $180? or perhaps is it other currency?

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Friday May 20th, 2022 7:33pm
by Kurgan
If anyone does take the plunge I am curious... is it just the 1991 PC game in Japanese language? If it used the Japanese rules that would be VERY interesting. But I have a sneaking suspicion it is just a language alternate of the EU game (which uses a weird mix of rules that don't fully correspond to any physical board game version).

See my thread elsewhere on the forums where I go through the differences in the rules in the PC game.

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Friday May 20th, 2022 8:03pm
by HispaZargon
Yeah, I think the same once they mention 'Morcar' in the box instead of 'Grimdead'... Moreover, the HeroQuest logo is not translated to their language as in the Japanese board game, so I think are quite clear our suspicions...

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Monday September 26th, 2022 5:11pm
by Kurgan
Has anyone playtested it to see?

Re: HeroQuest PC Videogame, Asian Version.

PostPosted: Monday September 26th, 2022 8:18pm
by HispaZargon
I guess no.... since it is still available.