Heroes of Might and Magic (Game Boy Color)

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Heroes of Might and Magic
Heroes of Might and Magic (Game Boy Color) Coverart.png
Heroes of Might and Magic box art
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy
Developer(s)KnowWonder
Publisher(s)The 3DO Company
Original releaseJune 20, 2000[1]

Heroes of Might and Magic is a series of games that were remade for the Game Boy Color. They are based on early games in the original Heroes of Might and Magic series. The remakes were developed by KnowWonder and published by the 3DO Company.

Heroes of Might and Magic[edit]

The first game is a port of Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest, but without multiplayer capabilities. It was released in North America on April 29, 2000 and in PAL regions on October 20, 2000.

Heroes of Might and Magic II[edit]

Buildings based on the graphics in Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest

The second game is a mix of the first three Heroes with many graphics converted from Heroes of Might and Magic III, while gameplay functionality resembles a mix of Heroes I, II and III. It was released in North America in December 15, 2000 and in PAL regions on March 16, 2001. The campaign centers around a dragon slayer quest.

Towns and creatures[edit]

There are four towns available to play: Knight, Barbarian, Sorceress and Warlock town. Each town has seven different troops available, most of them being directly copied from Heroes of Might and Magic III, having the same stats, abilities and appearance. The knight town uses troops from the Heroes of Might and Magic III Castle faction, the Barbarian has Stronghold troops, the Sorceress has Rampart troops and the Warlock has Fortress troops. There are also a few neutral troops available, not belonging to any town.

Reception[edit]

Critical reception for the first game was poor, receiving a 4.6 from GameSpot.[2] The sequel fared somewhat better.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". www.3do.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Heroes of Might and Magic for Game Boy Color Review - Game Boy Color Heroes of Might and Magic Review
  3. ^ GameBoy VIDEO GAME REVIEWS... Heroes of Might and Magic II __________|