Mail has been fixed; you should now be able to confirm your e-mail address, watch pages, and the like.
Please report any issues on Discord.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

From The Cutting Room Floor
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Title Screen

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Heroes of the Lance

Developers: U.S. Gold, Strategic Simulations, Natsume
Publisher: Pony Canyon
Platform: NES
Released in JP: March 8, 1991
Released in US: January 1991


MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.


Heroes of the Lance is a dungeon crawler of sorts (a port of the Atari ST original) that seems to have been very sloppily and hastily put-together. Though the concept is interesting, the execution was poor.

Disabled Debug

Game Genie code AESNNYPA re-enables a simple debug mode.

Map Select

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Heroes of the Lance-mapselect.png

Hold Down on Controller 2 at the title screen, and the text "MAP No. 00" will appear with a hex map number. While still holding Down, press A to increase the map number by 0x01 or B to increase the map number by 0x10.

Map Number Display

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons - Heroes of the Lance-levelshow.png

During the game, press A on Controller 2 to display the current map number and some other variables.

Unused Music

Track 8 on the NSF is a very short, unused piece of music that seems like it was intended for the "Game Over" and/or "Bad Ending" scenes, both of which are curiously silent.

(Source: Zophar.net)