History VideoGame / ConquestsOfTheLongbow

16th Apr '16 7:40:11 AM Bissek
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Overall, this is a somewhat DarkerAndEdgier version of the popular legend, and is widely considered to be [[UpToEleven more difficult than the average Sierra adventures of the time]]. Particular scenes, such as the Nine-Men-Morris minigame, can be quite frustrating to adventure players, although the action scenes can be skipped by lowering their difficulty.

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Overall, this is a somewhat DarkerAndEdgier version of the popular legend, and is widely considered to be [[UpToEleven more difficult than the average Sierra adventures of the time]]. Particular scenes, such as the Nine-Men-Morris minigame, can be quite frustrating to adventure players, players (some found the Morris game so difficult that the official strategy guide gave step by step instructions on how to win), although the action scenes can be skipped by lowering their difficulty.


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* DrinkingOnDuty: The best way to rescue three recruits from the Sheriff's dungeon involves leaving enough money to buy a bucket of ale in a place the guards can find it, then sneaking in while they're off drinking.
7th Feb '16 10:13:22 AM nombretomado
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The adventure follows the general story arc of the original tale, where King [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard the Lionheart]] has been taken hostage on his way back from TheCrusades. Your primary task throughout the game is to collect enough money to pay the king's ransom, while fighting against the oppression of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Some of the story, particularly the role of Maid Marion, has been altered, adding elements of druidic mythology.

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The adventure follows the general story arc of the original tale, where King [[UsefulNotes/RichardTheLionHeart Richard the Lionheart]] has been taken hostage on his way back from TheCrusades.UsefulNotes/TheCrusades. Your primary task throughout the game is to collect enough money to pay the king's ransom, while fighting against the oppression of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Some of the story, particularly the role of Maid Marion, has been altered, adding elements of druidic mythology.
25th Jan '16 1:01:57 AM BigKlingy
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** Try going to a guard dressed as a jeweler, then leave to dye the beard and return. The guard will recognize you immediately. Wear one of the two rings, and anyone from the castle and the monastery will take notice and have you captured or killed. Meet with the Sheriff and his wife while wearing the jeweler's outfit, but don't dye your beard; she will recognize you, but only if you entered the archery competition at the fair. Then you'll be hanged when the Sheriff realizes who you really are.

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** Try going to a guard dressed as a jeweler, then leave to dye the beard and return. The guard will recognize you immediately. Wear one of the two rings, rings after you've stolen them, and anyone from the castle and the monastery will take notice and have you captured or killed. Meet with the Sheriff and his wife while wearing the jeweler's outfit, but don't dye your beard; she will recognize you, but only if you entered the archery competition at the fair. Then you'll be hanged when the Sheriff realizes who you really are.


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* MutualKill: What happens if you try to shoot the Yeoman. He warned you he could draw faster that you could, but Robin's good enough to reduce it to this instead. [[HaveANiceDeath Not that it helps.]]
19th Jan '16 7:07:38 PM jormis29
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* [[SwampsAreEvil Fens Are Evil]]: More specifically, haunted by wisps and home to an evil monastic order. [[spoiler:Subverted as the wisps help you if you wear the Ring of Water.]]

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* [[SwampsAreEvil Fens Are Evil]]: More specifically, haunted by wisps [[WillOTheWisp wisps]] and home to an evil monastic order. [[spoiler:Subverted as the wisps help you if you wear the Ring of Water.]]
28th Nov '15 5:09:08 PM Josef5678
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There is a lot of attention to detail in this game. Including the ways that can net you a game over. For example, try going to a guard dressed as a jeweler, then leave to dye the beard and return. The guard will recognize you immediately. Wear one of the two rings, and anyone from the castle and the monastery will take notice and have you captured or killed. Meet with the Sheriff and his wife while wearing the jeweler's outfit, but don't dye your beard; she will recognize you, but only if you entered the archery competition at the fair. Then you'll be hanged when the Sheriff realizes who you really are.

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There is a lot of attention to detail in this game. Including the ways that can net you a game over. For example, try DevelopersForesight:
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going to a guard dressed as a jeweler, then leave to dye the beard and return. The guard will recognize you immediately. Wear one of the two rings, and anyone from the castle and the monastery will take notice and have you captured or killed. Meet with the Sheriff and his wife while wearing the jeweler's outfit, but don't dye your beard; she will recognize you, but only if you entered the archery competition at the fair. Then you'll be hanged when the Sheriff realizes who you really are.
23rd Nov '15 5:10:02 PM starofjusticev21
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''Conquests of the Longbow'' was one of {{Sierra}}'s later VGA point-and-click adventures, set in the world of RobinHood and his Merry Men. It was released in 1992 and was a sequel to ''ConquestsOfCamelot''.

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''Conquests of the Longbow'' was one of {{Sierra}}'s later VGA point-and-click adventures, set in the world of RobinHood and his Merry Men. It was released in 1992 and was a sequel of sorts to ''ConquestsOfCamelot''.


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* TheGhost: Prince John, oddly enough. Dialogue mentions him several times and he's clearly the head of the conspiracy the other villains are in on, but he never once makes an appearance. Not even at the end when King Richard's meting out justice.
14th Nov '15 7:07:38 PM Mikeyfan93
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* HundredPercentCompletion: There are many opportunities and solutions that can get you the maximum amount of points possible. This includes picking the best strategy that cost you little to no casulties, and if you complete challenging events (like the archery tournament and the quarter staff duel), etc.

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* HundredPercentCompletion: There are many opportunities and solutions that can get you the maximum amount of points possible. This includes picking the best strategy that cost you little to no casulties, casualties, and if you complete challenging events (like the archery tournament and the quarter staff duel), etc.



** There's alternate dialogue if you manage to open the puzzlebox before you're supposed to.

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** There's alternate dialogue if you manage to open the puzzlebox puzzle box before you're supposed to.
14th Nov '15 7:06:56 PM Mikeyfan93
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2nd Oct '15 8:31:48 PM mlsmithca
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* HaveANiceDeath: In a twist from the usual Sierra formula, the game's death sequences show the Merry Men commenting upon how Robin died, usually offering a hint on how to avoid repeating the same mistake.
* TheJester: Fulk, to King Richard.



* LetsPlay: The good people at [[Website/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses Transmission Awesome]] did one of these, later uploading [[ReCut the entire recordings, dubbing it "The Whole Shebang Edition]]. Links to parts 1-7 can be found [[http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=13185&p=212798 here]], whilst parts 8 and 9 are [[http://fullcircle.blip.tv/file/3895210/ here]] and [[http://fullcircle.blip.tv/file/3895211/ here]], respectively.
* HaveANiceDeath: In a twist from the usual Sierra formula, the game's death sequences show the Merry Men commenting upon how Robin died, usually offering a hint on how to avoid repeating the same mistake.
* TheJester: Fulk, to King Richard.
31st Aug '15 1:01:32 PM AjWargo
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** Four endings. [[spoiler: [[ItsAWonderfulFailure One where the rich wins and Robin is hung.]] [[DownerEnding The second where Robin is pardoned but is then exiled.]] The third where Robin and his men are offered to be protectors and those who conspired against Richard are to pay heavy fines while the Prior is exiled, although [[DidNotGetTheGirl Robin is denied marriage due to not being of nobility.]] [[GoldenEnding The last being that Robin, John and Tuck are given noble positions, the sheriff is under arrest, and the prior along with the abbot are exiled, and Robin gets to marry Marian.]] ]]

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** Four endings. [[spoiler: [[ItsAWonderfulFailure One where the rich wins and Robin is hung.]] [[DownerEnding The second where Robin is pardoned but is then exiled.]] The third where Robin and his men are offered to be protectors and those who conspired against Richard are to pay heavy fines while the Prior is exiled, although [[DidNotGetTheGirl Robin is denied marriage due to not being of nobility.]] [[GoldenEnding The last being that Robin, John and Tuck are given noble positions, the sheriff is under arrest, and the prior along with the abbot Prior and Abbott are exiled, and Robin gets to marry Marian.]] ]]
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