Ultima IV: C64 12+

Elite Systems Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 59 Ratings
    • Free



Download one of Western RPG’s beloved classics and experience the ground-breaking game that cemented the Ultima™ series' legend firsthand.

‘Ultima IV: C64’ is a near 100% replica of the original version developed by Origin Systems in 1985, available free of charge - courtesy of Mythic studios - utilizing Elite System’s C64: Elite Collection technology.

The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus has been vanquished but evil yet abounds, in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards plague the countryside and must be destroyed.


Ultima IV challenges not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your moral character, breaking traditional “kill the bad guy to save the world” clichés.

The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge awaits.



•Digital copies of materials included in the original Ultima IV including the ‘Player Reference Card by Lord British,’ ‘History of Britannia as told by Kyle the Younger,’ ‘Book of Mystic Wisdom as told by Philpop the Weary,’ ‘Ultima IV Map of Britannia,’ and assorted images
•Helpful in-game guide to help you master gameplay as well as an in-depth gameplay guide for Beginners, courtesy of GameFAQS **Spoiler Alert**
•Enjoy playing Ultima IV in portrait or landscape mode
•Automatically save your game each time you exit with up to four save game slots

The app is constantly evolving, Elite Systems is committed to continuing development over the weeks, months and indeed years ahead. If you have any questions, concerns or general feedback please contact us at support@elite-systems.co.uk We promise we’ll respond to your message.

NOTE: We're aware of (and thank each of you for reporting) a number of issues. Currently we're considering which of them can feasibly be addressed and where so, on what timescale.

SIGNIFICANT - currently this app does not utilise iCloud to back-up saved games. Therefore, whilst we intend and believe that saved games will be retained when this app is updated, we can not guarantee that it will. If you wish to retain your saved games we recommend that you DO NOT UPDATE THIS APP.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: As of 12th Sept. we are aware that a number of players have reported issues with the game "freezing" after loading a saved game. We are investigating these reports and in particular whether the issue may be related to the Stack pointer. If so, we expect it to take a few days to prepare a fix and an update for submission to Apple.

What’s New

Version 1.7

The source of an issue which has caused a number of players to report that their copy of 'Ultima IV: C64' occasionally 'freezes' during play has been identified and has been fixed.

Three additional issues - which were identified by players during testing of the fix for the 'freezing' issue - have also been fixed.

Previously we wrote, "Sadly, once the app is updated many of the saved games (from the existing version of the app) will no longer work. If you try to use an old saved game in the new version of the app you may be able to walk around the world map, but you will experience corruption if you try to enter a town/castle/dungeon/moongate. In this circumstance, or with any other problem with an old save game, the only thing you can do is start again. We apologise for this but are relieved to be able to report that (we think) we've addressed the issues and that gamers will now be able to enjoy this genre-defining RPG as we and others intended."

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

DevastatiaDeKay ,

Fun to a point...

I know I shouldn't whine about a free thing but the misclicks are getting stupid. It's almost not fun anymore. I don't play as long now that that is happening. I was considering checking out the game that the ad has been promoting but I don't think I will. Apparently quality isn't a concern. Now that I'm hooked into the game I'd even pay a couple of dollars to be able to finish it without the frustration of poor battle placement and having to move 15 times to get a treasure chest.

koobrik ,

Unfortunately, I’ve changed my mind

I was SO excited to find this game! I’ve been wanting to play it again for years. It’s amazing they are able to “port” it, it is literally the original game in all it’s vintage glory. I was so happy . . . but now after a couple weeks of playing, I’ve run into the same problem I see many here have: the farther you get, the more impossible it becomes to play. The mis-clicks are making it nearly pointless to continue; I’m up to FIVE mis-clicks per step now, about 40% of the time. I just made 23 moves in order to get on top of a treasure chest. I have blundered into poisoned soil 10 times in the last day. I can’t fight, no one will stop moving. I end up fighting with one person and skipping the rest, because I can’t reposition anyone. I am hugely disappointed, can this be fixed? It’s not a small issue. Does this have to do with my iOS version? Is anyone NOT having this problem? Thank you for putting this game out, but alas I don’t think I’ll bother as it’s already incredibly frustrating and I’ve only got six in the party. I haven’t even been in a dungeon, and I can barely fight trolls. There’s a long way to go.

FortBJJ ,

Please Fix movement bug!

I read the reviews ahead of mine and thought, "Well a lot of people are complaining about this movement bug, but what the hell it's free"...

I was so excited to see this game on here, my first rpg from my childhood! So I downloaded it and thought I could play through the bugs. At first the game was great, just how I remembered it. But as you pick up party members (required to win the game) it's bugged to move you for every additional party member you get. So when you have a full party of eight people the game becomes unplayable. I know they are using Ultima IV to promote their new game on the loading screen. I would encourage people not to invest in either as the time sink isn't worth it in Ultima IV and I don't trust the game they are trying to sell on the Ultima load screen if they won't fix Ultima. C'mon guys it can't be that hard!

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