The A - Z of Spectrum Games

Times of Lore


Year of Release


The Advertising Blurb

Discover Times of Lore, Origin's first adventure on cassette. Acclaimed British designer Chris Roberts has taken the best of arcade and adventure - fast and furious combat, stunning graphics and animation, unrelenting danger and challenge - and introduced the depth of a classic fantasy role playing game.

Entirely joystick driven, Times of Lore continuously tests your combat skills while you gradually become involved in a compelling plot. With 13,000 screen locations, a powerful but easy-to-use menu and icon interface, scores of interactive characters and music by Martin Galway, it ventures further than other arcade adventures.

Origin have broken new ground in Times of Lore. Isn't it time you did too?


48K / 128K / +2 / +3

Original Price

£14.95 Disk version or £9.95

Worth now (confirmed sale)?

£12 (Cassette) Facebook January 2020. £30 Cassette and Disk November 2020.

Software Houses

Imagitec Design Ltd / Origin Software


Chris Roberts


Martin Galway


Graphical Adventure


This does do a good job of combing large scale adventure settings with arcade action. It can be difficult to work out what is happening at times but this is only a minor quibble.

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