Talisman Prologue HD
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)
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 HD 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
*Multiplayer game is scheduled for release Autumn 2013
⊳ SUPPORT ⊲
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Here it is - our first major content update and this comes free Talisman fans !
Six new characters added! You can now play as the Amazon, Sage, Minotaur, Leprechaun, Sprite and Vampire Hunter. Each character can be used in a Magical Quest.
- All characters and quests have been unlocked so you can enjoy the new characters straight away.
- Various stability fixes.
Enjoy the new characters and quests and please remember to re-review the game if you can, thanks !
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Supposedly multiplayer is finally available now but apparently only by buying the "Digital Edition" and playing on your PC. There is NO WAY TO PLAY OTHER PEOPLE ON YOUR ANDROID DEVICE, neither over the internet or even pass-and-play.
For anyone who loves the classic boardgame this would seem like a must have, but be wary. A game of talisman can last for hours. The lack of a save game feature means you will probably never finish a game that you start.
Gets boring real quick.
You'll get fifth star when multiplayer drops in, any idea, when that will be, as I bought this app, for the multiplayer option knowing it was on its way
Fantastic rendition of the board game. Would have 5 stars if it had a multi player mode as well as the expansion packs.
This is a funny one really, as it is basically the Talisman board game but where you only have one charecter on the board at a time (no AI). It reminds me a bit of when I was a kid and we would get a computer magazine with a demo version of a game - altho
Autumn 2013 come and gone, still no multiplayer...