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OrbQuest: The Search for Seven Wards

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (206.29 KB)
MD5: fd715fd8352afedfeb20d659c18d8717
For System 1 - 5
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (237.50 KB)
MD5: dae8615d2decc0a025a891743b314038
For System 1 - 5
This game works with: Mini vMac

Cricken, a king of the good line of Taigorn, well-versed in wizardry, studied his scrolls. Seeking a spell there to banish all baneful ones back to the netherworld, never to stir, Cricken did call on the Orb of his fathers to cast away evil. Alas! Through some treachery within his palace, Cricken was countered. Awry went his spell before all darkness passed! The king disappeared with a flash and a thunder; the legends all say that the Orb then was sundered, shattered in seven parts, scattered afar, to the world's seven corners, wherever they are...

  — The Book of the Deeds of Cricken the King

All in all, OrbQuest is quite an enjoyable adventure — one that is not difficult to master, but that requires some modicum of thought. One of the toughest portions of this game comes after you've located and recovered the first part of the Orb from the first pyramid. In order to find the second part of the Orb, you've got to find the Isle of the Mystics and pass a ritual test. This Isle is not going to jump out at you!

  — Hartley and Patricia Lesser, Dragon #118

DL #1 is a disk image containing the unprotected application.
DL #2 is a nonfunctional image of a copy-protected disk.

Must boot from disk image to successfully load saved game.
Does not appear to run on Mac II or newer.
Will run on Mini vMac using Mac Plus ROM.


This is version 1.0. If you have a later revision, such as the version 1.03 released in 1987, please upload it.


Architecture: 68k


domi's picture
by domi - 2021, January 11 - 11:16pm

How wonderful, I thought for sure this game was lost forever. Thanks to all parties for making this game available to play.

LanHawk's picture
by LanHawk - 2020, October 25 - 11:10pm

We took the unhacked zip on this page and turned it into a working copy. powermax was the main reason this was accomplished. Without powermax's plan and understanding it would still be in the same state.

Bolkonskij's picture
by Bolkonskij - 2020, October 25 - 7:37am

I second jkheiser, awesome upload! Thank you! Did you hack it?

jkheiser's picture
by jkheiser - 2020, October 24 - 6:29pm

Thank you for uploading a functioning copy of OrbQuest, LanHawk! How did you come by it?