Belegost is a 1989 Czech text adventure for the ZX spectrum, Atari ST and MS-DOS. It is considered part of the textovka genre - the Czechoslovak text adventure industry. The game was developed by Golden Triangle, a development trio made up of Frantisek Fuka (Fuxoft), Miroslav Fídler (Cybexlab) and Tomáš Rylek (TRC), who would later go on to make Jet-Story and Tetris 2. The music (in ZX version) was composed by František Fuka.
The game is a manifestation of the motifs of JRR Tolkien's novels; the title comes from one of the underground dwarf towns in Lord of the Rings, which is also where the game is set. Within the narrative, the town has been plundered by the Orcs, while the Alqualamir stone remained in the city. The task of the player is to find the stone and escape the city.
This version of Belegost was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Belegost. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Belegost are summarized in the following table:
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