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QUEST FOR THE RINGS
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Unique database ID : 57 Number Of Variants: 1
Release Date: 1982 Product Number: 41
Author: Value £ 15
Box Type : US Master Strategy Style Binary Rom Size : 4k
Label Type : Gold MS Label Release Region : United Kingdom
  Catagory : Original Release Rarity : Weekly
 
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COLLECTING INFO
Specifically the UK version that came in the Master strategy
(Odyssey style box) with the Odyssey gold lable)

Probably most common of the master strategy range,
although this doesn't detract any from its collect-ability as the
cardboard outer box means that over twenty five years of
neglect its still difficult to find one with all the pieces and a box
that hasn't been squashed under other items in the attic.

Rarity in the UK 6/10 Guideline Price 20 (last eBay price
14.36 in good condition. allow about 7 to ship to UK also and
possible customs charges).

Much like Conquest of the world, collectively you shouldnt
have too much difficulty obtaining one, but if your looking for
a specific country or box style, you may have to wait.

There are limited variations to the product, Strangely the UK
release did not tie in with the Videopac Range as we were
given the slightly more luxurious Odyssey2 box style over our
European counterparts, with a clear vinyl sleeve which reads
"For Use With PHILIPS G7000", fortunately this helped keep all
the pices too, what would be nice would be if we had some
reference to this being VIDEOPAC 42 on it., even the cart
inside for the UK was simply a gold labelled Ody2 cart with a
PHILIPS G7000 sticker over it.
PLAYING INFO
Well I think the game didn't really live up to the packaging,
which is beyond reproach the quality of the packaging and
associated components is unsurpassed to this day in the world
of computer games. In the UK and possibly elsewhere, it came
with an outer clear plastic sleeve for added protection, but
since I owned my original back in 1983ish , The object of the
game is to track your way through the land of Riproria on the
high quality board game type map, in each of the castle
locations there was a plastic token cover that hid the event
about to unfold to the adventurer. lifting the plastic cover you
would reveal one of the monster tokens made of copper I
think and possibly one of the rings for which you quest. you
then using the keyboard overlay select the location type
determined by the plastic cover, the enemy type determined
by the token and whether a ring was to be had, before doing
this you had pre-select what type of mythical creature or class
your adventurer was to be and select him/her to battle the
monster. you then switch from board game to computer game
to do the fight sequence.
TRIVIA
CONTENTS
Master Strategy Game Box, cardboard

Gold Embossed Instruction Manual, with velum type
paper and full colour instructions

23 Plastic castle token covers

3 metal Monster Tokens

3 Metal Dragon Tokens

10 metal Ring Tokens

1 Metal Quest Token

A lovely Master Strategy Game board to the same
high quality of GWSFH & COTE.

1 Hourglass Token (Plastic)

8 Possession tokens (plastic)

1 G7000 Keyboard Overlay

1 G7400/G7200 Keyboard Overlay (European
Versions Only)
Instructions scan Required

 



Variations

QUEST FOR THE RINGS
United Kingdom
Manufacturer:
Philips
Product Number:
41
Frequecy:
Weekly
Value (UK POUNDS) £ :
15
Box Style:
US Master Strategy Style