Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness
Publisher: Pony Canyon
System(s): PC-8801 mkII SR, PC-88 VA, PC-9801
Genre: RPG

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC-8801 mkII SR
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PC-88 VA
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (ウルティマI) is the first RPG in the Ultima series of games. It was originally developed by Richard Garriott for the Apple II in 1981, however was subsequently ported to other platforms, including the PC-8801 mkII SR, PC-88 VA and PC-9801.

These NEC versions are all ports of the remastered version of Ultima I from 1986, and were in turn again altered by Pony Canyon for Japanese markets. In the case of PC-8800 series users, this means they could have purchased Ultima II, Ultima III and Ultima IV before this original game was made available to them.

Physical scans

PC-8801 mkII SR version

PC-8801 mkII SR, JP

PC-88 VA version

PC-88 VA, JP

PC-9801 version

PC-9801, JP (5¼-inch floppy disk)

PC-9801, JP (3½-inch floppy disk)
UltimaI PC9801 JP Box 35.jpg