|Year of inception||1983|
The protagonist of Seiken Densetsu, released for NEC PC-8801 in 1983, must explore dangerous wilderness in a fantasy land in order to locate and obtain four sacred swords, which allegedly grant immortality to whoever manages to possess them. This Japanese-made role-playing game is heavily influenced by early Ultima installments, having a nearly identical visual style, interface, and gameplay system. The protagonist explores an overhead world map, visiting towns where weapons, armor, items and food can be bought. Food rations are necessary to have for preventing the hero from starving. Experience points and gold are obtained from defeating enemies. Interaction is performed by pressing keys corresponding to commands, such as Move, Question, Enter, etc.