|Platform(s)||Apple II, Atari 8-bit , Commodore 64|
|Genre(s)||Role-playing video game|
Questron is a 1984 game Strategic Simulations, originally released for the Apple II and ported to the Atari 8-bit family and Commodore 64. It was SSI's first fantasy role-playing video game. In Questron, the player takes on the role of a young serf who tries to make a name for himself by traveling the realm in order to gain the power and experience necessary to defeat the wicked "Mantor," ruler of the "Land of Evil." A sequel, Questron II, was published in 1988.
Questron was the fastest-selling new game in the SSI's history. It sold almost 35,000 copies in North America, more than triple the sales of the typical SSI game.
Phantasie I, Phantasie III, and Questron II were later re-released together, and reviewed in 1994 in Dragon #203 by Sandy Petersen in the "Eye of the Monitor" column. Petersen gave the compilation 2 out of 5 stars.
John and Charles Dougherty also made two other games which were credited to Quest Software. The brothers produced Legacy of the Ancients in 1987 for the Apple II and Commodore 64 (and later the PC), followed by its sequel Legend of Blacksilver in 1988. Both games used an updated version of the Questron engine.