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Title: Sherwood Forest Publisher: Phoenix Software
Type: Game Author:
Author:
Illustrator:
Dale Johnson
Dav Holle
Dav Holle

Year of release:

1982
Platforms: Apple II
Copies sold: Approximately 1500

Phoenix's marquee game (along with Masquerade), Sherwood Forest was released in late 1982 or early 1983. This was the first Phoenix title to have full colour graphics, after the text-only Adventure in Time and Birth of the Phoenix, and the line graphics of Queen of Phobos.

The game features characters from the Robin Hood mythos. As Robin, the player must win the hand of Maid Marion.

Author and illustrator Dav Holle talks about his involvement in the game: "I did the drawings, and the image compression and decompression, the disk bootloader, and animation and data input code. Dale would get the text strings from my data input, and would parse the text and come up with the text response. His code would also tell me what location should be drawn and what objects or characters should be drawn in the scene, and my code would draw that stuff as needed. All of Sherwood Forest was written in assembler."

Although Sherwood Forest is identified as "Sof-Toon #1", there never was a Sof-Toon #2 (although perhaps Fraktured Faebles, a later release by American Eagle, fits the description).

SCREENSHOTS


Apple II


Apple II


Apple II


Apple II

PACKAGING VARIATIONS


Folder



DISK IMAGES

sherwood_forest.nib (Apple II)
Sherwood Forest original disk - still copy protected

sherwood_forest_pictures.dsk (Apple II)
Sherwood Forest pictures disk



GAMES
Adventure in Time
Bats in the Belfry
Birth of the Phoenix
Gemini
Mad Rat
Masquerade
Queen of Phobos
Sherwood Forest
Sherwood Forest (Japanese)

OTHERS
Advertisements
Bats in the Belfry artwork
Catalog
Dealer letter
Letter from Starcraft
Mad Rat artwork
Masquerade artwork
Masquerade poster
Pictures
Promotional material
Queen of Phobos artwork
Sherwood Forest artwork
Sherwood Forest hintbook
Stationery


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