So I've had my copy of Bard's Tale for about 10 years, played a bunch when I got it, and only recently got back into playing my NES.
About a year ago I watched a long play of someone, see if they knew anything I didn't, and noticed a very very strange thing. When he got into a fight with 3 groups of Kobolds, they were in 3 different colors! Each group gets a distinctly different color.
The thing is, my copy isn't like that, in my copy when you fight 3 Kobolds, they are all green, every single time.
My question is, does anyone have this game, and can you confirm really quickly which one you have, the multi-colored version or the 'standard' version.
While examining the site I found a file called BT-NES-Screenshots.zip
The very first screenshot shows 3 Kobolds, all exactly the same color.
At about 7:22 in this video you can see he is fighting, 3 different colored Kobolds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPxN4wJf_0
I couldn't find a speck of information on the entire Internet about this, so I figured this was the best place to ask.
EDIT: I should have mentioned, I am trying to find out if there is a way to tell the 2 different versions apart, from the outside. If you have a version of the mutli-colored Kobolds, PLEASE let me know so we can compare. The only real difference I've seen is that some versions have a brighter red for the background. Again thanks!
Thank you for reading this, and for helping me solve my quest of discovering why some people have different versions!
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Upon watching more of his videos, I noticed he was using an emulator to play his version, I am currently waiting for him to reply about what emulator/rom file he used, plus any more information he might have about why his version is so different.At about 7:22 in this video you can see he is fighting, 3 different colored Kobolds: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKPxN4wJf_0
Will be back with more updates soon!