10,000 - 50,000 downloads
- Talisman essence (4th edition, though)
- Near everlasting replayability
- No lite or trial version
- No multiplayer (expected on Q2 2013, though)
+ By Thumbstar Games Ltd
The mighty board game on Android
Spit on your Heroquest. Old school roleplayers know that Heroquest was a late product, fruit of marketing decisions. The original board game for dungeon crawlers was Talisman, a name so much time forgotten and that raises back now on your device. For those of you who don't know what Talisman is (or was), let's keep this clear: it was the most D&D-esque board game. In fact, it was a little bit too much flipped out, and things get quickly out of hand when you add the four expansion corners and was played by four experienced players. In hindsight, game balance wasn't as in vogue as it pretends to be nowadays. Some will tell that modern games such as Munchkin inherit mainly from Talisman, and I won't disagree (when a Munchkin mobile game?)
Aside of the vast amount of quests and stuff (they won't ever be enough, we want more of everything), game's fun on its own. As cards are randomly drawn, it's improbable that two different games look alike. In addition, the basics are carefully explained, so fret not if you aren't a Talisman player or were one too much time ago. In the end, it's all about roaming a board, kill monsters and advance levels, as if it were a parcheesi on steroids.
Thumbstar games hasn't a name in lite gaming, so don't look for a free version. If the board game was unaffordable with your weekly pay when you were a kid, you have to poke your pockets and gather $5 to play it on-screen now. Of course, you can also run to the toy shop and spend $40 for the board game (more than $100 including expansions, let's hope this expansions are included in the mobile game sooner than later too)
5/5 - Modojo
8/10 - IGN
"Pretty damn fantastic" - Pocket Tactics
9/10 - Paste magazine
"Game of the Week" - Pocket Gamer
4/5 - Appszoom.com
"Fully recommend this game to board game fans all over the world!"
"The simple fact is, Talisman Prologue might be one of the finest examples of getting exactly what you pay for"
Android Shock -
"Talisman: Prologue is a fine port of the original classic board game"
4/5 An excellent nostalgic romp
"Excellent though the gameplay and presentation of Talisman Prologue is, the most remarkable thing about the game is how accessible it is to players of all levels of experience."
Hardcore Droid -
"This is a fantastic title that managed to pull off the rare feat of working exactly as advertised." - 4.25/5
"Talisman Prologue is a truly enjoyable mobile game that takes the classic Talisman board game and breathes new breath into the fantasy board gamegenre. It is easy to pick-up and play, and you’ll definitely find yourself spending hours of your time with your head in your phone or tablet. At only $4.99, it is well worth it for the amount of time you’ll be playing the game."
⊳ DESCRIPTION ⊲
30 years young, the prologue to the seminal Games Workshop's (creator of Warhammer) fantasy adventure board game now available
The legend begins with a single-player series of adventures designed to invite both veterans and newcomers to explore the land of Talisman. While multiplayer gameplay will be available in upcoming expansions, Talisman Prologue focuses on creating narrative depth through its single-player campaigns. The story unfolds as the player rolls dice to move around the outer, middle, and inner regions of the board. Each space will require the player to draw a card or resolve a special effect, leading your hero to encounter monsters, discover friendly followers, and gather treasure.
A fantastic quest in a world of magic and monsters!
⊳ FEATURES ⊲
• Based on the Talisman board game | true to the original
• Classic board gaming on the move | fun brief sessions anytime, anywhere
• Single player play* | explore the land of Talisman
• 10 classic board game characters | experience Talisman coming to life
• 50 quests to play through | hours of gameplay to enjoy
• Original soundtrack | enjoy the sounds of Talisman
⊳ SUPPORT ⊲
If you face any technical issue with the game and/or device please contact us.
This will enable us to fix and update the game, making it better for all.
Email us for support here at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Minor bug fixes
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What's wrong with this picture. We payed for the game and they made it sound like it would be updated as time went on. Instead they release another game with the all the features we were waiting for. I want a refund and don't expect me to buy your games in the future. What's next? Add in app purchases after everyone buys the new game?
Just need hero quest and space crusade from the Amiga days now. Used to love playing the board game in my teens now I have it on a phone. Can't go wrong.
Somewhat limited by being single player (not even ai players), and also no option to save games, but still good fun
Does anyone play online. Can't get a game
I was so excited when I saw there was a game for talisman for the phone. Purchased it played the first quest and it yanked me out of the game. Tried to play the next quest expecting my character from the last quest.. Bam a note saying the characters are reset. Tried to go back to the first quest to continue. Nope a reset character. There is no save option. Why would anyone make a game where you
Why is there a new app, same name, with so many more features?
So I paid money for a *prelude* game that has a quarter of the features of the full game and I have to rebuy the full game now??? This is the biggest scam I have ever seen. I just don't get it! Why did you charge people so much money and didn't give us the full game?? Urgh.