Sword of Fargoal Legends

Developer: Chillingo Ltd

Current Version: 1.10

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 74 MB - Download


Welcome to Sword of Fargoal® Legends, **WINNER "BEST RETRO GAME" 2010 BEST APP EVER AWARDS (iPad version)** The classic dungeon crawler adventure, now reimagined in a brand new adaptation for the Mac!

Explore the perilous dungeon in your attempt to rescue the Sword of Fargoal. It is said to be hidden deep on the 20th level and guarded by a host of monsters and other powerful foe, but you must avoid devilish traps, wrong turns, and other obstacles along your way. Once you find the Sword you must make it out alive before the walls begin to collapse around you!

You embark on a new quest each time you begin a new character! The entire dungeon is generated randomly each time, giving a satisfying, infinitely-replayable experience to both retro gamers and newcomers alike. Originally developed over 25 years ago for the C64 (and other classic Commodore computers) it is a perfect old school adventure with amazing new graphics, original music, and retro-inspired sounds.


Selected as one of the "Best iPhone Games" by TouchArcade's 2009 Buyer's Guide (5-stars)

"This game is really worth its price and even more. There are games you pay 5 to 10 bucks for and they aren't nearly as addicting as Sword of Fargoal is. I hadn't more fun with the last RPGs I played."

"This is one game that is not to be missed, and I could kick myself for waiting so long to get this. So do yourself a favor and instead of kicking yourself later, just go and get this."

— Fans from TouchArcade forum

“Sword of Fargoal is one of the best loved roguelike games ever to light up a CRT … Those who've never played a dungeon crawler before might just find themselves drawn in to Sword of Fargoal"

— TouchArcade

“It's playable and addictive … certainly one of the best mini-adventures you can get.”

— iPhone-Gamer.net


✔ Completely randomly generated — different every time!
✔ Over 20 Dungeon levels & 100 unique dungeon maps per game
✔ Over 28 monster types with special abilities, weapons, & spells
✔ Hidden traps & treasures, gold, spells & potions
✔ Subtle 3D dungeon with cool “retro” top-down map
✔ All original music by British composer, Daniel Pemberton
✔ Or play your own music while you go on your quest
✔ Animations by Emmy-winning animator, Charlie Canfield


Attempt to reclaim the Sword of Fargoal from the infamous 20th level of the dungeon.

Along the way you gain experience points battling the terrifying creatures lurking in the depths of this treacherous dungeon, with a cunning array of magic spells and potions to help you when swords and brute force fail.

Simple click- and pinch-zoom scaling lets you view an entire dungeon level or zoom in close to the action!

New themed maps and episodic adventures are added via regular updates, including future in-app purchases such-as the original C64 version tiles!


Website: http://www.fargoal.com/
Trailer: www.youtube.com/swordoffargoal

Return to the dungeon in a brand new Mac adaptation of the classic retro adventure game!


Release Notes:

NEW IN 1.10

- Fixed several user interface issues with wide-screen monitors.
- Improved keyboard handling: Enter/Space=Action, Tab/Backspace=Menu, Shift=Run, WASD/Cursors=move or select
- Fixed some more minor bugs.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.10
Review by john signal

Finally! - Sword of Fargoal is one of my favorite iOS games. While I like playing it on the iPod, I really prefer the experience of playing it on a 15" laptop. The artwork is finely crafted, music is majestic, and the retro sound effects remind that the game has a long history going back to the C64. It’s a “best of both worlds” game, harkening back to the golden age but updated with OpenGL effects and an orchestral soundtrack.

Found helpful by 13 out of 15 people
Version 1.10
Review by frstan

Sword of Fargoal ver 1.10 - This re-do of the old Commodore game is excellent -- nice one to play with your kids. Just one problem which is until fixed a killer. The game froze TWICE in one evening. No way to exit. FORCE QUIT key strokes do nothing. Only way out: POWER DOWN! Recomend against buying until this is fixed. MAC MINI 8 GB using OSX 10.6.7

Found helpful by 9 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.10
Review by FreeYourself

Great game and only one small drawback... - I love the iPod version and was glad to see a version of this for Mac!! It's been good so far. Only one star off for not being able to zoom out (like in the iPod app) or make it play in a window and not full screen. I'm playing on a 13.3 screen and it just seems really close up. Looking forward to updates and enjoying it otherwise in the meantime!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.10
Review by Miserybob

When "Retro" is a synonym for "Lame" - What a terribly boring game. You played this game 20 years ago… trust me, $5 isn't worth the 18 seconds of nostalgia… you'll close it at the 25 second mark and never open it again.

Found helpful by 4 out of 12 people
Version 1.10
Review by Sydflash

Dead heros are not much fun. - I cannot recommend this game. It is far to easy to die and if you do so without having a regeneration spell your game is over. These "level up" kinds of games should allow a player to restore to some previous point. Suggestion to the developer: how about allowing someone to restore to the last temple they visited? Other than that its kinda fun.

Found helpful by 3 out of 22 people
Version 1.10
Review by Docster87

Excellent ! - I loved this game ages ago and love it on my iPhone and now love it on my iMac.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.10
Review by stevemb425

Awesome game!!! - I remember playing this game when it was on the Commodore back in the '80s. This new version brings back memories but it is so much better. I introduced it to my youngest daughter and we are both playing it on our Mac's. The action and adventure definitely keeps you busy searching for loot, shields, magic, and secret doors. Thanks for bringing it to the Mac! :-)

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people