Advertising BlurbsAdvertisement in COMPUTE!, October 1986:
They make 'Dune' look like
a day at the beach.
Temple of Apshai Trilogy. The classic subterranean fantasy. Now, this all-time bestseller and its sequels "Upper Reaches of Apshai" and "Curse of Ra" have been given enhanced graphics and put on one disk. To make it easier than ever for you to, well, meet the grim reaper.
Create your own character with your own personality traits. Go for the glory. Or go for the gold. Map 12 levels of dark, underground mazes and nearly 600 rooms as you encounter skeletal bats, ghouls, zombies, and other unpleasant creatures of middle earth. And hear new sound effects that'll send chills down your monitor.
Includes an 80-page book on the complete lore of Apshai - the lost culture beneath the Sahara. Of course, it's all pure fiction. Or is it?
Rogue.This is one classic that's definitely not for beginners. Thousands have explored its 26 ominous levels. Maybe two have made it out in one piece. It's a world of underground mazes, bizarre places and magical treasures. Rogue has a mythology all its own, with one fatal reality. It's never the same game twice. So forget mapping. This one's on pure intuition and brainpower.
Enter the Dungeon of Doom. Your challenge is to recover The Amulet of Yendor, and make it back to Level 1. Not so simple, is it?
Oh, and just so you won't think we're bad sports, here's an enchanted sword. Hope you know how to use it.
Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Oct 17, 2001.
Never the same game twice. That's quite a promise. But it's the reason this classic continues to be the most popular game on college mainframe computers. ROGUE is so full of unpredictable monsters, ever-changing magic and hidden dangers that it's never the same game twice.
- Explore 26 Levels Before You Reach the Amulet of Yendor.
- 26 Types of Unpredictable Monsters.
- Fast-Play Option Included.
- Records High Scores and Rankings in the Hall of Fame.
- Save Game Feature Included.
- One Player.
Enter the Dungeons of Doom. See for yourself. Try to find your way to the Amulet of Yendor, but don't bother mapping the rooms. They'll be different the next time. As a matter of fact, the Dungeons change every time you enter. So do the monsters. Remember that troll you fought on level 18? He might be an urvile next time. Or worse yet, a dragon. There's only one thing you can count on... your enchanted sword.
ROGUE. You could spend hundreds of hours playing it... and you still wouldn't uncover all its secrets.
ROGUE. The college mainframe classic finally comes to the home computer.
Contributed by Belboz (6579) on Apr 14, 2001.