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Dark Chambers

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 2600
Atari 7800
Atari 8-bit
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Dark Chambers is an arcade action game similar to Gauntlet. You are an explorer in an underground maze; your goal is to survive the 26 different levels and collect as many of the hidden treasures as you can. Hidden somewhere in each of the levels is an exit which will take you on to the next level. Trying to stop you from completing your quest are a wide variety of creatures, including zombies, wraiths, skeletons, wizards, and the grim reaper. Each of the creatures in the game has a different strength; when you shoot a creature, it will transform into the next weaker creature. Eventually a creature will become the weakest one (a zombie) at which point it can be destroyed. In addition to the creatures and treasures, other items that can be found in the maze are keys (to open doors), potions (to restore health), poison (drains health), guns (increases your firing rate), traps, shields, and bombs. The game is played from an overhead point of view, and is for one player or two players simultaneously.


Dark Chambers Atari 2600 Skeletons and other creatures here
Dark Chambers Atari 7800 Title screen
Dark Chambers Atari 2600 The introduction to the next level
Dark Chambers Atari 2600 Don't eat the poison!

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The Press Says

Tilt Atari 8-bit Mar, 1990 13 out of 20 65
The Video Game Critic Atari 7800 Sep 09, 1999 D 25
Game Freaks 365 Atari 2600 Jan 07, 2009 2 out of 10 20
The Video Game Critic Atari 2600 Feb 07, 2002 D- 16


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Atari's Gauntlet was based on Dark Chambers.
Contributed to by Servo (55896)