Come -- return with us to the days of yesteryear. When 8 colors were enough, and the pixels were individually detectable to the human eye. This is LOWLANDER, a fantasy role-playing adventure from simpler times. This might *be* your father’s RPG!
Embark on a glorious adventure to save the world from the clutches of the evil sorceress Azamon and her hordes of low-res low-lifes! You begin as a lost and wandering soul who can barely stay alive. Your circumstances will rise in the service of King Shebastian as you help to rid the world of evil. It IS as simple as black-and-white!
- glorious retro-RPG action
- use onscreen controls or keyboard controls
- approximately 8 hours of minimalist adventure
- explore a huge world, gain experience and rise in power
- delve into dark dungeons for loot and riches
- save your game and resume it later!
- no in-app purchases. buy once, own forever!
- Lord British approved!
- over 8 colors!
- realistic moving water!
- A SOUNDTRACK! Thanks to James Michael St. Clair for composing awesome music for Lowlander.
Ratings and Reviews
Solid homage to the Ultima series
If you are looking for a game like the old Ultima series, this is it. Quest across a large overworld to find towns, dungeons, castles, and towers in your effort to overcome an evil that threatens the land. Build up your strength, learn new spells, and unlock new capabilities until the final boss battle that decides the fate of the kingdoms.
This is an OS X adaptation of the excellent iOS game of the same name, allowing you to navigate the world with the arrow keys and keyboard commands, which is actually a lot nicer than the touchscreen version and delivers more of the feel of the games Lowlander is based on.
I played through the game from start to finish and experienced no bugs or crashes.
Ultima II clone, not Ultima IV
No separate tactical combat screen like Ultima III or IV. You fight and move on the same world map like in Ultima II. No parties either. Just your lone character. Again, think Ultima II not III.
The dungeons are like town maps. This is radically different from Ultima III which had 1st-person, 3D, wire frame images to represent the dungeon, and that you had to map out yourself on paper.
Speaking of maps, this game has them! A nice modern feature. You can scroll around a zoomed out view of everywhere you have been.
It is more forgiving and less brutal than Ultima III or II. It is still tough enough that if you are not careful then you will wind up in an impossible-to-continue situation, but it does not occur as often as it did in Ultima III.
Be prepared for very modern references like Obamacare and social media. Did Richard Garriott reference 80s culture like that in the originals?
I also notice a single line of pixel glitches at the top of the screen at times, but that it no biggie to me, personally.
Serious throwback to the Commodore days!
Growing up I played the Ultima series on the Commodore 64 and have since wished they would be rebooted for today’s computers, well look no further. This game has the look and feel of Ultima 1 and 2. Well worth the price for a few moments of personal Zen none the less a few hours of entertainment. I highly suggest this one to anyone looking for a blast from the past or for our kids who want to know what it was like when we were young. My only real complaint about the game is the controls, they could be enhanced as well as take less space up on the screen.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.