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Conquests of the Longbow: The Adventures of Robin Hood is a graphic adventure game designed by Christy Marx and published by Sierra On-Line in 1992. It is considered the second (and last) part of the Conquests series. It features VGA graphics and uses Sierra's standard icon-driven interface first seen in King's Quest V. Adventure is a genre of video game typified by exploration, puzzle-solving, interaction with game characters, and a focus on narrative rather than reflex-based challenges. ... Christy Marx is a writer and a photographer. ... Sierra Entertainment was a computer game developer and publisher. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Video Graphics Array (VGA) is a computer display standard first marketed in 1987 by IBM. VGA belongs to a family of earlier IBM video standards and largely remains backward compatible with them. ... The term graphics is the use of visual elements to inform and illustrate particular information in pictorial form of photographs, drawings, line art, graphs, diagrams, symbols, geometric designs, maps, engineering drawings, or other non-text images. ... The Savior Not Made By Hands (1410s, by Andrei Rublev) An icon (from Greek εικων, eikon, image) is an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it, or by analogy, as in semiotics; in computers an icon is a... Kings Quest V was the most innovative Kings Quest since Quest For the Crowns 1984 release. ...

The player assumes the role of the legendary Robin Hood in his efforts to restore King Richard I to the throne of England. To do so, he must collect enough money to pay the king's ransom. A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... Robin Hood is the archetypical English folk hero, an outlaw who, in modern versions of the legend, stole from the rich to give to the poor (some would say from the tax collector to refund the taxpayer). ... Richard I (September 8, 1157 – April 6, 1199) was King of England from 1189 to 1199. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Money is any marketable good or token used by a society as a store of value, a medium of exchange, or a unit of account. ... The term ransom refers to the practice of holding a prisoner to extort money or property extorted to secure their release, or to the sum of money involved. ...

The game keeps track of the size of Robin's band, with a small number of opportunities to recruit new members, and a few chances to get them killed. There are various opportunities to launch raiding missions throughout the game, and having a sufficiently large band as well as using an effective strategy are necessary to succeed.

Depending on how well the player does, there are a number of endings, ranging from Robin being hung for his crimes, to being knighted and getting married to Maid Marian. Hanging to Music. ... A silver statue of an armoured knight, created as a trophy in 1850 For the chess piece, see knight (chess). ... Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Maid Marian is the female companion to the legendary figure Robin Hood. ...

This game is no longer being produced by Sierra, though a copy of the program may be downloaded from Christy Marx's personal website [1]

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Conquests of the Longbow is a carefully crafted and researched tale, bursting with druid magic and medieval English lore.
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Conquests of Camelot (full official title: Conquests of Camelot I: King Arthur, Quest for the Grail) is a graphic adventure game released in 1989 by Sierra.
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Conquests of Camelot is marked by its heavy religious overtones.
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