Thayer's quest

Thayer's quest  (halcyon) 1984

 

Emulation: only simulation (daphne)

 

First game controlled by voice.

Thayer's quest
ORIGINAL POSTER

Gameplay video

Original trailer

Halcyon console
Halcyon console

Magazine review- Electronic Games (1985)   

Trivia:
1) Released on RDI Halcyon console, where laser games controlled by speech recogniser.

2) The game was fully animated like Dragon's Lair, but required more than simply choosing when to fight or which way to dodge in accordance with the animation. Instead the player had full control over Thayer's movement to different areas and was required to find and use a variety of magical objects to overcome enemies and obstacles like in most later graphic adventure games.
3) The RDI'S Computer voice will sometimes give you hints, your score and when you lose a life in certain scenarios, such as if you chose a path that led to your death.
4) Arcade (with limited voivce recognition at the beginning of play )and home versions built at the same time, bur arcade releasae earlier.

5) The animation for this video game was never fully completed when it was first released  in 1984. In the game the hero, Thayer, was to explore five kingdoms but only three were ever finished. Years later the game was re-titled Kingdoms and was released as a home computer video game that included the missing final two kingdoms.

6) Next voice recognition game appeared only in 1999 - Seaman (Dreamcast).

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