Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos is a role-playing video game developed by Westwood Studios and published by Virgin Games for the MS-DOS and NEC PC-9801. It was the first installment of the Lands of Lore series. The game presents a real-time, three dimensional view from the character's perspective that is similar to the interface used on the Dungeon Master game and the Eye of the Beholder series.
King Richard LeGrey is the leader and 40th heir of the Gladstone Keep and the White Army. Gladstone is the base of operations for all of the civilized areas. The White Alliance has been defending it from many threats for three generations. The King is worried about Scotia (Margarithe Fiston), an old witch and ruler of the Dark Army who has recently acquired a ring called the Nether Mask, which allows its user to assume any form of any power or capability.
The player has to choose among four playable pre-made characters:
Ak'shel: a Dracoid, an ancient race of dragon-lizard hybrid origin, specialized in magic.
Kieran, a Huline, an ancient race of human-feline hybrid origin, specialized in dexterity.
Michael, a human specialized in strength and fighting.
Conrad, another human, who is a well-balanced combination of all.
When the hero finds Roland, he learns that the Ruby of Truth has been stolen as Roland dies. When he returns to Gladstone, he sees Scotia poison King Richard and escape. It is now up to the player to save the King and defeat the evil witch Scotia. He must visit the Draracle and obtain the recipe of an elixir that will save King Richard. Once they have the recipe, the party must travel the Lands of Lore to find the ingredients, while simultaneously learning as much as possible about the Nether Mask in the hopes of defeating Scotia.
This version of Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos 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:
4 different online emulators are available for Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos. 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 Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos are summarized in the following table: