Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance is an action game originally developed and released in 1988 in the United States, and eventually ported on twelve different platforms between 1988 and 1991. The Nintendo Entertainment System port was released in 1991.
It is the first video game in the Dragonlance series, and in particular the first game in the Silver Box trilogy.
Note that, despite the "Dungeons & Dragons" label, despite being officially based on the first Dragonlance role-playing module, and despite featuring experience points, Heroes of the Lance is absolutely NOT a role-playing game. In fact, the box artwork states clearly: "A Dragonlance action game".
Only three of the eight Dragonlance video games were ported to Nintendo systems: two actio-platform games, and a scrolling shooter.
- Heroes of the Lance: ported to the NES in 1991; action-platform game.
- Dragons of Flame: ported to the NES in Japan only in 1992; action-platform game.
- Shadow Sorcerer: for computers only; real-time strategy game.
- War of the Lance: for computers only; turn-based strategy game.
- DragonStrike: completely remade for the NES in 1992; scrolling shooter game.
- Champions of Krynn: for computers only; role-playing game.
- Death Knights of Krynn: for computers only; role-playing game.
- The Dark Queen of Krynn: for computers only; role-playing game.
|Dungeons & Dragons video games|
|Dragonlance setting||Heroes of the Lance • Dragons of Flame • DragonStrike|
| Forgotten Realms |
|NES||Pool of Radiance • Hillsfar|
|SNES||Eye of the Beholder|
|GameCube||Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance|
|GameBoy Advance||Eye of the Beholder (GBA) • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (GBA)|
|Switch||Baldur's Gate • Baldur's Gate II • Icewind Dale • Neverwinter Nights|
|Developers||Hasbro • Westwood Studios • Interplay • Black Isle Studios • BioWare|