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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood

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Robin_Hood_CD.dmg (532.12 MB)
For Mac OS X
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This game is still available from its publisher
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Robin_Hood_Manual.pdf
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Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood is a third-person real-time strategy game originally developed for Microsoft Windows and ported to Linux, Mac OS X, MorphOS and Zeta by RuneSoft. The original Mac version was compatible with Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar and higher. The game is also advertised as RPG.

Preservation

Since the game is still available, you should buy it if you play it. It costs ~$10 at the Mac App Store; you can also get Windows versions from Steam and GOG.com.

The only reason the PowerPC Mac version is preserved here is that it is very very hard to get these days. For people who want to play this game on a Power Mac, this is (almost) the only way.

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (~532 MB)
Apple Disk Image (.dmg, zlib-compressed) of the original CD-ROM version. Language: English.
Requires DiskImageMounter.app from Mac OS X 10.2.3 or higher.

Description

Taken from the RuneSoft product page:

Do not only take on the role of the hero Robin Hood, but also the roles of his faithful vassals and take them to the battle field against the nasty Prince John Lackland. In doing so you are able to enjoy the fabulous English landscape of 1190 as well as the giant castles and funny characters.
The thrilling story is introduced by an award-winning introduction and transfers you directly into the hero’s body with the first mission, in which you have to set the captive comrades free. Take up the battle against the oppressors and free the farmers from the Prince’s reign! Be smart, be fast! Be Robin Hood!

Features:

  • More than 30 non-linear missions in which, for instance, you have the duty to save Little John and Brother Tuck, to prevent a wedding between Marianne and the revolting Guy of Gisbourne or to attack the taxation collectors of the Sheriff of Nottingham
  • Visit five giant castles on different ways, at day- and night times, and at different weather conditions
  • Play with up to nine integrated characters being outstanding due to their specific abilities and qualities
  • Due to an innovative fighting system you are able to control the hero’s sword in battles by mouse
  • Decide yourself which tactic appears to be the right one for you: reach the goal by creeping around the guards or fight bravely using sword and bow

Availability

The original PowerPC Mac version is very hard to get. Some stores may still list the game as a shop clearing item, but at a rather high price, though most stores are out of stock entirely.

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (CD-ROM)
Requires Mac OS X 10.2 or higher.
You can order the CD-ROM version from Vesalia.de.

The game can still be bought for Mac OS X/Intel, OS X and macOS:

Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood
Requires Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6.6) or higher. Patch for Mac OS X Lion (10.7) available.
Get it from RuneSoft directly and officially.
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (~871 MB)
Requires OS X Mavericks (10.9) or higher. Languages: English, French, German.
Get it from iTunes directly and officially.
Compatibility
Architecture: PPC

Original Windows version by Spellbound Entertainment, 2002.

Preserved 2004 PowerPC version (by RuneSoft):

2005 Intel-Mac version (by RuneSoft):

Mac App Store version (by Anuman Interactive):

Comments

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 19 - 1:05am

Thanks for the updated archive, muttztfz.

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by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 10 - 3:17am

I corrected the download link using the file name from the Macintosh Garden FTP site

That will be the file muttztfz had replaced earlier (for reasons given in his post in the other thread). You can see this update occur if you go backwards through the revisions.

No matter, muttztfz will need to fix it.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2018, June 10 - 3:01am

Try it now - I corrected the download link using the file name from the Macintosh Garden FTP site. It starts downloading now, but I haven't downloaded the whole 555MB file to check it (it's nearly the end of the monthly timeframe for my data cap, so running a little low on data).

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2018, June 10 - 2:40am

The DL in the description area: "Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood (~555 MB)" is giving "404 Not found" errors.

I tried correcting the link but it still fails with same 404 error.

WhosIt.There's picture
by WhosIt.There - 2017, January 25 - 6:16am
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It's a great looking game, but it's playability is near impossible (at least the demo is) because there are way too many guards and it's far too complicated. You simply don't stand any chance of completing it. Sad