Dungeon Master - 18 years on…– February 18th, 2005 –
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across the Dungeon Master Encyclopedia site whilst randomly surfing. It brought back some good memories of being completely hooked on this game when I was about 15 (16 years ago now). Whilst having a look through this site I noticed, to my delight, there was an OS X download. With great anticipation, tinged with “am I going to regret this?”, I downloaded the app.
i’m now hooked. Again.
Dungeon Master is just such a classic. If you’ve not played it before you probably won’t fully comprehend when i’m so enthusiastic about the game. It is pretty much perfect, in the same way Pacman is perfect - the gameplay is everything. Even when this was released, in 1987, the graphics weren’t all that great at all.
I had an Amiga, so my Atari ST owning friends were goign about this game for a couple of years before I could get my hands on it. When I did, I pretty much kissed goodbye to a couple of months of my life. Even now, when playing the game, I still remember the UI really well, or is it because the UI is so incredibly intuitive? The only stumbling block for me at the moment is the spells - I can only rememebr Health potion, Light and Fireball (note to self: print out spell list)
Who else played this? Was is really the most talked about computer game for a while?