Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

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

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC-8801 mkII SR
¥6,800 M68R5553
PC-88 VA
¥? ?


Non-NEC versions


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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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness/Magazine articles.

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)
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Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness

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Main page | Magazine articles

Ultima games for NEC systems
Ultima I: The First Age of Darkness (1988) | Ultima II: The Revenge of the Enchantress (1985) | Ultima III: Exodus (1985) | Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar (1987) | Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny (1990) | Ultima VI: The False Prophet (1991) | Ultima VIII: Pagan (1995)
Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss (1993) | Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds (1995)
Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire (1993)