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!
Lowlander harkens back to the early days of personal computers. If you’ve been looking to get your nostalgia on, but can’t be bothered to use two hands doing it, then this is the game for you.
- glorious one handed retro-RPG action
- 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. Claire for composing awesome music for Lowlander!
Ratings and Reviews
A ton of fun!
I have a bad habit of downloading (or even paying for) games and then not playing them. I have tried out many Ultima style games and even though I loved the original series as a kid, I haven't really enjoyed any of them since Jeff Vogel’s Exile series back in the 90s. Lowlander was a wonderful exception! I admit it took a while to get started (I starved to death several times before finding food), but after that initial hurdle, I spent many hours with it (often killing time on airplanes). Even the glitches made it feel more like the original! Just downloaded Lowlander 2 today (hilarious title, btw). Special kudos to Richard Garriot for giving it his blessing.
Great Ultima Fun
Lowlander is a nice callback to the early Ultima games. I completed Ultima I and IV back int the day (although I never saw II, which this game is apparently particularly indebted to), and Lowlander really scratches that Ultima itch.
Once or twice it was confusing or frustrating (less so than the originals), so note the existence of a lengthy discussion thread on the toucharcade forums that has hints and advice from players and the developer (and somewhere around page 26 somebody posted a map of the overworld).
Pure retro fun with no gimmicks
It's like a flashback to Ultima II in all the best ways. Single character that levels up quickly in combat and simple inventory. So many new RPGs are getting overly complex with crafting and things that feel like career paths. This is pick up and play fun! Please support this indie game - it's clearly a work of love and I'd buy more if it'd help the developer create more versions and variants!
- Flat Black Films
- 29.3 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2014 Flat Black Films
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