View Full Version : Dungeon Crawlers for the 80s' home computers

09-05-2010, 06:48 AM
I'm looking for some recommendations on non-arcade port dungeon crawlers, for the 80s computers--specifically the Commodore 64 and Atari 8-bit computers.

Gateway to Asphai looks pretty good for the C64, but I'm looking for other titles as well.

09-05-2010, 10:06 AM
The C64 has lots of awesome choices as I recall from my early teen years. Some of my favorites that I played through mutliple times include: The Bard's Tale, Questron, Wizard's Crown, Curse of the Azure Bonds, Ultima III. There are others, however I'm drawing a blank right now. Have fun!

09-05-2010, 12:12 PM
Gateway To Apshai is awesome.
Ultima 1-3
Penultimate Fantasy
Wizardry series
Adventure Construction Set.
The Sword Of Fargoal
Castle Wolfenstein
Escape From Castle Wolfenstein.

That's about all I can think of, at the moment. And I included the Wolfenstein series, because the first two games really were basically dungeon crawlers, considering were used to the "3-D" series being shooters... (EDIT - I just found out that if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, it is avalible on it, as well...)

However, my favorite dungeon crawler of all time would be the original Akalabeth. But AFAIK, it's only avalible on the Apple II.

Steve W
09-05-2010, 09:50 PM
Too bad you're not looking for TI-99/4A games, because Tunnels of Doom is one of the best games on the machine.

09-06-2010, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the recommendations. My favorite old school dungeon crawlers are the AD&D series and Tower of Doom for the Intellivision. I'm looking to find more games similar to them.

I like my dungeon crawlers with rogue like elements -- and without a complex party and stats system.

09-06-2010, 08:11 PM
Phantasie III
Keef the Thief
Shards of Spring
Demon Stalkers (Gauntlet like)