Category: CRPGAddict

Game 349: Dragon Warrior (1986)

But does he possess the Power of the Glow?              Dragon Warrior AKA Dragon Quest (original Japanese title) Japan Chunsoft (developer), Enix (publisher) Released 1986 for MSX and NES (Japan); English version released for NES in 1989 Date Started: 22 November 2019 Date Ended: 30 November 2019 Total Hours: 17 […]

Game 348: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

              Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny Germany Released in Germany as Das Schwarze Auge: Die Schicksalsklinge attic Entertainment Software (developer); Fantasy Productions (German publisher); Sir-Tech (U.S. Publisher) Released 1992 for DOS, 1993 for Amiga Date Started: 13 November 2019                Where Britain and France mostly created their own styles […]

Game 347: Mirai (1987)

I believe these characters translate literally as “not yet come,” which is as good as any way to say “the future.”       Mirai Japan Xain (developer and publisher) Released 1987* for PC-88, PC-98, MSX, and Sharp X1 Date Started: 13 November 2019 Date Ended: 17 November 2019 Total Hours: 6 […]

Game 346: Deadly Towers (1986)

            Deadly Towers Also known as Mashou or Mashō (Japanese) Japan Lenar and Tamtex (developers); Irem (Japanese publisher); Brøderbund (North American publisher) Released 1986 for NES Date Started: 4 November 2019 Date Ended: 10 November 2019 Total Hours: 17 Difficulty: Hard (4/5) Final Rating: (to come later) Ranking at time […]

Game 344: Bandor II (1992)

That’s a lazy title graphic.                 Bandor II United States Magic Lemon (developer and publisher) Released as shareware in 1992 for DOS Date Started: 26 October 2019 Date Finished: 28 October 2019 Total Hours: 14 Difficulty: Moderate-Hard (3.5/5) Final Rating: (to come later) Ranking at time of posting: (to come later) […]

Game 343: Camelot (1982)

Hardly anyone has won this game.            Camelot United States Independently developed in 1982 at the PLATO mainframe at the University of Illinois Date Started: 20 April 2019            As far as we know, and until someone comes along with evidence of earlier creations, the first computer RPGs were developed […]

Game 342: The Forgotten Island (1981)

This is not the one they’ll remember him for.               The Forgotten Island United States Liberty Software (developer); Crystalware (original publisher); Automated Simulations (later publisher) Released in 1981 for Atari 800. Rereleased in 1982 as Escape from Vulcan’s Isle Date Started: 23 October 2019 Date Finished: 23 October 2019 Total […]

Game 341: Shape Shifter (1992)

           Shape Shifter United States Independently developed and released as shareware Released in 1992 for DOS Date Started: 17 October 2019 Date Finished: 18 October 2019 Total Hours: 4 Difficulty: Easy (2/5) Final Rating: (to come later) Ranking at time of posting: (to come later) Some years ago, I modified […]

A quick update

Things have settled down and I’m enjoying my new teaching role. The primary problem is that I didn’t conclude all my contracts before starting this new job. Some of them are perilously overdue, and the fiscal year under which I operate ends on 30 September. Thus, I have been spending […]

SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor: Summary and Rating

What awaited me if I had won the game.        SpellCraft: Aspects of Valor United States Tsunami Productions (developer); ASCII Entertainment Software (publisher) Released in 1992 for DOS; SNES port developed but never released Date Started: 27 July 2019 Date Finished: 25 August 2019 Total Hours: 26Difficulty: Hard (4/5)Final Rating: […]

Treasures of the Savage Frontier: Won! (with Summary and Rating)

Reminder: It is possible to play this game with “evil” characters.              Treasures of the Savage Frontier United States Beyond Software (developer); Strategic Simulations, Inc. (publisher) Released in 1992 for Amiga and DOS Date Started: 20 July 2019 Date Finished: 2 August 2019 Total Hours: 31Difficulty: Easy-Moderate (2.5/5)Final Rating: (to […]