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Proto:Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar (NES)

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Hillsfar (NES).

Hiddenpalace.org logo.png  This prototype is documented on Hidden Palace.

Copyright Screen

Japan US Proto US Final
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Identical to the Japanese version at this point, with the exception of "FCI/" being added to the last line.

Removed Character

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In the city of Hillsfar, the player can encounter people on the streets. In the computer versions, there is a male thief and two different female thieves. The NES final removes one of the women, possibly for being a bit too... revealing for Nintendo's standards.

Text Differences

The English script at this point contains references to alcohol, religion, and violence, all of which were removed from the final to comply with Nintendo of America's content policies.

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To do:
The text layout starts to differ after the text here, someone more familiar with the game should take a look.
Proto Final
ONE OF OUR ACOLYTES WAS SENT TO ANOTHER TOWN TO GET SOME HOLY SCRIPTURES, BUT HE HAS NOT COME BACK.
ONE OF OUR ACOLYTES WAS SENT TO ANOTHER TOWN TO GET SOME MAGIC WRITINGS, BUT HE HAS NOT COME BACK.
Proto Final
YOU FIND THE ACOLYTE INSIDE THE CHEST.
HE DOESN'T LOOK TOO GOOD.  YOU ARE ABLE TO BRING HIM BACK TO CONSCIOUSNESS.
YOU FIND THE ACOLYTE INSIDE THE CHEST.
HE DOESN'T LOOK TOO GOOD.  YOU ARE ABLE TO BRING HIM BACK TO HEALTH.
Proto Final
HE ALSO TELLS YOU THAT THE BANDITS TOOK THE HOLY SCRIPTURES ALONG WITH HIS OTHER VALUABLES.
YOU TELL THE ACOLYTE THAT YOU WILL HELP HIM BACK TO THE TEMPLE OF TEMPUS AND WILL TRY AND RETRIEVE THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.
"THANK YOU FOR FINDING BROTHER TOM, AND MAY ALMIGHTY TEMPUS BE WITH YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR THE HOLY SCRIPTURES."
YOU THINK TO YOURSELF THAT THE TRADING POST WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN THE SEARCH FOR THE SCRIPTURES.
HE ALSO TELLS YOU THAT THE BANDITS TOOK THE MAGIC WRITINGS ALONG WITH HIS OTHER VALUABLES.
YOU TELL THE ACOLYTE THAT YOU WILL HELP HIM BACK TO THE SHRINE OF TEMPUS AND WILL TRY AND RETRIEVE THE MAGIC WRITINGS.
"THANK YOU FOR FINDING BROTHER TOM, AND MAY TEMPUS BE WITH YOU IN YOUR SEARCH FOR THE MAGIC WRITINGS."
YOU THINK TO YOURSELF THAT THE TRADING POST WOULD BE A GOOD PLACE TO BEGIN THE SEARCH FOR THE WRITINGS.
Proto Final
YOU DISCOVER A RECENTLY DESERTED CAMP.   YOU SEARCH THE AREA AND LOCATE SOME OLD CLOTHES AND THE HOLY SCRIPTURES BEHIND SOME BUSHES.
YOU DISCOVER A RECENTLY DESERTED CAMP.   YOU SEARCH THE AREA AND LOCATE SOME OLD CLOTHES AND THE MAGIC WRITINGS BEHIND SOME BUSHES.
Proto Final
"THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.  HERE IS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION FOR YOUR HELP."  THE HIGH PRIEST HUMBLY HANDS YOU A BAG FILLED WITH 1,000 GOLD PIECES.
"THANK YOU FOR RETURNING THE MAGIC WRITINGS.  HERE IS A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION FOR YOUR HELP."  THE HIGH CLERIC HUMBLY HANDS YOU A BAG FILLED WITH 1,000 GOLD PIECES.
Proto Final
AS YOU FINISH PRAYING AT THE TEMPLE OF TEMPUS. THE HIGH PRIEST STEPS FROM BEHIND THE ALTAR AND WAVES YOU FORWARD.  THE HIGH PRIEST SAYS, "WHILE YOU WERE GONE IN SEARCH OF OUR BROTHER. A THIEF BROKE INTO MY CHAMBERS AND STOLE SOME MAGICAL INCENSE. I NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND THIS THIEF AND MY MAGICAL INCENSE. BEGIN THY SEARCH AT THE SEWERS."
AS YOU FINISH MEDITATING AT THE SHRINE OF TEMPUS. THE HIGH CLERIC STEPS FROM BEHIND THE PODIUM AND WAVES YOU FORWARD.  THE HIGH CLERIC SAYS, "WHILE YOU WERE GONE IN SEARCH OF OUR BROTHER. A THIEF BROKE INTO MY CHAMBERS AND STOLE SOME MAGICAL INCENSE. I NEED YOUR HELP TO FIND THIS THIEF AND MY MAGICAL INCENSE. BEGIN THY SEARCH AT THE SEWERS."
Proto Final
"SO, IT SEEMS THE TEMPLE IS QUICKER THAN I THOUGHT, NONETHELESS, I HAVE ALREADY SOLD THE INCENSE TO KRIDAR, THE CLERIC OF TALOS.
"SO, IT SEEMS THE SHRINE IS QUICKER THAN I THOUGHT, NONETHELESS, I HAVE ALREADY SOLD THE INCENSE TO KRIDAR, THE CLERIC OF TALOS.
Proto Final
THE MAN SAYS, "AFTER SELLING THE INCENSE TO KRIDAR. HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT HAVING A GLASS OF CIDER AT THE DRAGON'S LAIR PUB."
YOU OVERHEAR TWO MEN TALKING IN THE CORNER OF THE PUB. ONE OF THE MEN SAYS, "NOW THAT KRIDAR LEFT THE PUB, I HEARD HE STAYS AT THE HAUNTED MANSION!"
THE MAN SAYS, "AFTER SELLING THE INCENSE TO KRIDAR. HE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT HAVING A GLASS OF CIDER AT THE DRAGON'S LAIR TAVERN. 
YOU OVERHEAR TWO MEN TALKING IN THE CORNER OF THE TAVERN.  ONE OF THE MEN SAYS, "NOW THAT KRIDAR LEFT THE TAVERN, I HEARD HE STAYS AT THE HAUNTED MANSION!""
Proto Final
THE NOTE SAYS, "THE TEMPLE HAS ALREADY SENT A CLERIC AFTER THE INCENSE. I WILL STILL MEET YOU AT THE HUT. "
THE NOTE SAYS, "THE SHRINE HAS ALREADY SENT A CLERIC AFTER THE INCENSE. I WILL STILL MEET YOU AT THE HUT. "
Proto Final
YOU GET THE FEELING THAT YOU SHOULD RETURN TO THE TEMPLE OF TEMPUS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
YOU SEE THE HIGH PRIEST AND GIVE HIM WHAT YOU HAVE FOUND, TELLING HIM OF YOUR ADVENTURE. THE HIGH PRIEST TELLS YOU THAT THE RED PLUME GUARDS FOUND KRIDAR AND HIS COMPANION PERFORMING SOME TYPE OF EVIL CEREMONY.
YOU GET THE FEELING THAT YOU SHOULD RETURN TO THE SHRINE OF TEMPUS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
YOU SEE THE HIGH CLERIC AND GIVE HIM WHAT YOU HAVE FOUND, TELLING HIM OF YOUR ADVENTURE. THE HIGH CLERIC TELLS YOU THAT THE RED PLUME GUARDS FOUND KRIDAR AND HIS COMPANION PERFORMING SOME TYPE OF WICKED CEREMONY.
Proto Final
A PETITE AND LOVELY YOUNG WOMAN COMES UP TO YOU. 
YOU GUESS THAT SHE IS PROBABLY A ROGUE BY HER MANNER AND DRESS.
SHE SAYS, "SO, YOU ARE A CLERIC.
YOU SHOULD GO SEE THE HIGH PRIEST SERSON AT THE TEMPLE OF TEMPUS.
I UNDERSTAND HIS NEED IS GREAT."
A PETITE AND LOVELY YOUNG WOMAN COMES UP TO YOU. 
YOU GUESS THAT SHE IS PROBABLY A ROGUE BY HER MANNER AND DRESS.
SHE SAYS, "SO, YOU ARE A CLERIC.
YOU SHOULD GO SEE THE HIGH CLERIC SERSON AT THE SHRINE OF TEMPUS.
I UNDERSTAND HIS NEED IS GREAT."
Proto Final
"I AM SERSON THE HIGH PRIEST."  THEN SERSON ASKS HESITANTLY, ALMOST PLEADING, "WILL YOU GIVE A DONATION FOR MORE THAN 50 GOLD PIECES?"
"I AM SERSON THE HIGH CLERIC."  THEN SERSON ASKS HESITANTLY, ALMOST PLEADING, "WILL YOU GIVE A DONATION FOR MORE THAN 50 GOLD PIECES?"
Proto Final
A VOICE FROM THE SHADOWS WHISPERS, "THE ONE YOU SEEK CAN BE FOUND AT THE RAT'S NEST PUB IN THE EARLY EVENING"
A VOICE FROM THE SHADOWS WHISPERS, "THE ONE YOU SEEK CAN BE FOUND AT THE RAT'S NEST TAVERN IN THE EARLY EVENING"
Proto Final
"FINALLY!" SHE HISSES. "YOU MADE ME WAIT LONG FOR THIS!  MY PRICE HAS JUST GONE UP!  YOU TELL SERSON THAT I WANT ANOTHER 400 GOLD PIECES BEFORE I WILL FULFILL MY PART OF THE BARGAIN."  SHE TURNS AWAY FROM YOU AND BEGINS TALKING TO THE BARTENDER. 
"FINALLY!" SHE HISSES. "YOU MADE ME WAIT LONG FOR THIS!  MY PRICE HAS JUST GONE UP!  YOU TELL SERSON THAT I WANT ANOTHER 400 GOLD PIECES BEFORE I WILL FULFILL MY PART OF THE BARGAIN."  SHE TURNS AWAY FROM YOU AND BEGINS TALKING TO THE TAVERN KEEPER. 
Proto Final
SHE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR WEEKS NOW.  I SENT MY AIDS TO FIND HER, BUT THEY FOUND NO TRACE OF HER. 
SHE HAS BEEN MISSING FOR WEEKS NOW.  I SENT MY HELPERS TO FIND HER, BUT THEY FOUND NO TRACE OF HER.
Proto Final
SHE QUICKLY DUCKS OUT OF THE PUB.  A FEW MINUTES LATER, YOU REALIZE THAT SOME OF YOUR GOLD IS MISSING!  IT MUST HAVE BEEN DALMA, THAT THIEF!
SHE QUICKLY DUCKS OUT OF THE TAVERN.  A FEW MINUTES LATER, YOU REALIZE THAT SOME OF YOUR GOLD IS MISSING!  IT MUST HAVE BEEN DALMA, THAT THIEF!
Proto Final
YOU SEE A BODY NEARBY.  IT LOOKS LIKE DALMA!  YOU RUN TO HER BODY BUT FALL BACK AT THE LAST MOMENT AS AN ARROW WHIZZES BY YOUR HEAD.
YOU CANNOT TELL WHERE THE BOLT CAME FROM, AND DECIDE TO TRY AND REASON WITH THE UNSEEN PERSON.  A VOICE TELLS YOU TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE BODY AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU SEEK DALMA. 
YOU SEE A PERSON NEARBY.  IT LOOKS LIKE DALMA!  YOU RUN TO HER PERSON BUT FALL BACK AT THE LAST MOMENT AS AN ARROW WHIZZES BY YOUR HEAD.
YOU CANNOT TELL WHERE THE BOLT CAME FROM, AND DECIDE TO TRY AND REASON WITH THE UNSEEN PERSON.  A VOICE TELLS YOU TO MOVE AWAY FROM THE PERSON AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU SEEK DALMA.
Proto Final
YOU TELL YOUR STORY.  WHEN YOU FINISH THERE IS A LONG PAUSE.  AS YOU SLOWLY TRY TO RETREAT, HOPING NOT TO GET SHOT, THE VOICE TELLS YOU THAT DALMA DOUBLE CROSSED ONE PERSON TOO MANY.  
SHE WAS A GREEDY, EVIL WOMAN WHO SPOKE INCESSANTLY OF THE MANSION SHE WAS GOING TO LIVE IN SOMEDAY. THE RING YOU SEEK MAY BE IN DALMA'S HIDEAWAY.
YOU TELL YOUR STORY.  WHEN YOU FINISH THERE IS A LONG PAUSE.  AS YOU SLOWLY TRY TO RETREAT, HOPING NOT TO GET CAUGHT, THE VOICE TELLS YOU THAT DALMA DOUBLE CROSSED ONE PERSON TOO MANY.  
SHE WAS A GREEDY, WICKED WOMAN WHO SPOKE INCESSANTLY OF THE MANSION SHE WAS GOING TO LIVE IN SOMEDAY. THE RING YOU SEEK MAY BE IN DALMA'S HIDEAWAY. 
Proto Final
YOU DISCOVER A RING WITH AN INSCRIPTION ON IT WITH THE WORD 'TINA'.
YOU DISCOVER A RING WITH AN INSCRIPTION WITH THE WORD 'TINA'.