Hero Quest Soundtrack (ZX Spectrum), Barry Leitch, 1991
Board games are arguably a lot easier to turn into video games than say movies. They already function as games, have a set of clearly defined rules, and often enough feature just enough backstory to efficiently set up the game’s world. The sheer number of Dungeons & Dragons video games is a testament to the close connection between both worlds. Of course, the success of the Dungeons & Dragons tabletop games inspired others to follow in their footsteps. In 1989, US board game manufacturer Milton Bradley tried their hand at a fantasy-themed title called Hero Quest. Despite its generic presentation, the game was fairly successful around the globe, with several expansions, new editions and even novels published.