A computer RPG game sequel to the original Ultima game. There are several improvements over the first one such as separate towns and world maps, and time travel to different eras and parts of earth. The gameplay is the same as first Ultima game with just a single character by roaming the land and fighting the monsters and looking for special items. In the original Ultima game, you had to destroy the evil wizard named Mondain who wanted to take over the entire universe. Once defeated, peace was restored to the people of Sosaria and you have been hailed as a hero and champion of all time.
Unluckily, Mondain has a lover named Minax who was upset over his death. She uses her powers to travel through time and space to earth to create a nuclear war to erase her frustration by eliminating the hero’s history of saving the earth. This makes the hero (the player you are controlling) really bad. But with the help of Lord British, you must travel through time find and destroy Minax to prevent her reign of terror which will create chaos and led the earth’s doom as a result of not only end of the world but the universe as well. Unlike the previous Ultima games where any player and race can buy spells and magic, this time in Ultima II, only the cleric and the wizard can buy and cast magic spells. I played as a male human fighter so I was not able to buy or cast spells. The spells and magic are only used in dungeons and towers when fighter the enemies. I did managed to show all the enemies without any problems and did not use any spells or magic. The graphics in the dungeons and towers are rendered in vector (wireframes) while the enemies you fight in the dungeons/towers are rendered in sprites, a graphical improvement over the first Ultima games.
Note: The Apple II version of Ultima II has a bug preventing the player from leveling up especially the strength which is needed to beat the game. The current roms for Apple II version of Ultima II that you download from rom sites is buggy. If you are going to download from the rom sites and play in applewin emulator. You will need something like a Hex Editor to fix the bug. Here are the instructions to fix it:
Or if you want to download the bug fixed version of the Apple II rom for Ultima II, here’s the link:
After downloading bugfixed version, all you need to download from a rom site with the rom file name:
Ultima II – Revenge of The Enchantress (1983)(On-Line)(Disk 3 of 4)(Player)
Since you need the player disk to play the game.
Also, when you travel back to earth, it asks you to insert player disk, you insert the master disk instead since while you play the game, the player disk must be in your drive at all times regardless what it asks you.