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DARKWOOD.img_.sit (458.01 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (444.18 KB)
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This game works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II, Mini vMac

An old RPG for classic macs. Nothing much to it, you go into an arena and fight monsters. Nobody will believe how I salvaged this game. All my disks were damaged by water. If you looked in them you could see junk on the disk. Any floppy drive that tried to read them was broken. I broke the disk open, washed the platter with soap and water, taped it back together and it read fine!!!

Darkwood is a moderately sized city in the northern regions. The city has no walls or obvious defenses, but is one of the safest cities in the realms thanks to a powerful City Guard. Those enlisting in the City Guard must prove themselves before being admitted. Some seek adventure in the neighboring lands or seek out some lost treasure. The most popular by far however is the arena located in town. In the arena, anyone can pit their skill against a selected foe and earn gold and fortune in doing so.

This is where you come in. Your name is Derek, and until now your only claim to fame is picking pebbles from horseshoes at the local stables. Your mother recently passed away and your father was killed 2 seasons ago defending the town against an Orc invasion. You have been working the streets ever since, trying to make a living. You realize that you cannot go on in this fashion. You must make something of yourself. You must sign on at the arena and earn a place in the City Guard.

The city has had a long-standing agreement that anyone besting the most powerful creature the arena could host would be signed on as one of the Captains of the Guard. No one in 24 seasons has managed to pull it off, but you promise yourself that you will. You hunger for the recognition and the chance to honor the name of your father.

Second (zipped) DL added for emulators on non Mac hosts.

See also: Siege of Darkwood


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by ThinkIndifferent - 2017, March 12 - 4:45pm

Video of this game:

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by ive - 2010, June 13 - 10:24am

This was the game I was searching for - thanks!
I used to play it very much in my childhood Laughing out loud

by Drager - 2010, May 26 - 8:45pm

Nevermind, thank you so much for this game!

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by IIGS_User - 2010, April 15 - 6:10pm

Download is now an img.sit file, ready-to-use in emulators.

by Knight_Ken - 2010, April 13 - 9:42am

Amazing i remenber played a lot of version.

by Asar00 - 2009, September 22 - 7:58pm

Bless you, uploader. _Total_ blast from the past, that I thought was lost forever to the sands of time. Daitenchi's right, "simple, but kept you busy", but I'll take it that he meant it in a good way. Probably logged 20+ total hours on this game for no reason other than it's quirky semi-addictiveness. Was pretty fun for it's time. Worth a look if it seems up the reader's alley.

by Daitenchi - 2009, September 1 - 6:13am

talk about the good old days of floppy disks and such.. I remember this game from long ago simple but kept you busy...