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Despite its title, Adventure Construction Set is an editor that allows players to create their own role-playing scenarios. It is possible to customize a tile-set, maps, and objects to create RPGs reminiscent of the early Ultima games.

Seven small 'toolkits' to build from include Sci/Fi, Spy, and Medieval setting templates, plus two complete games are included as a demonstration: Rivers of Light is based on Sumerian mythology and contains 140 rooms and Land of Aventuria consists of seven mini adventures with different settings, e.g. an adaption of Alice in Wonderland or a Nazi castle.


Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS View of gameplay - similar to the early <moby gamegroup="Ultima series">Ultimas</moby>.
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Game introduction
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Land of Adventuria. In a shop.
Stuart Smith's Adventure Construction Set DOS Main Menu (CGA)

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A good construction set bundled with a good stand-alone game Droog (522) unrated
A fun little diversion, with a good bit of potential. Mirrorshades2k (282) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1989 Unscored Unscored


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ACS lives on through the ACK community! 2 Pseudo_Intellectual (60294)
Jun 03, 2012
Looking for ACS Adventures 3 Daniel Elmaleh
Oct 13, 2007


ACS came with two pre-built adventures: "Rivers of Light" and "Land of Aventuria". The latter was actually seven mini-adventures designed to show some of the things ACS could do. One of these mini-games was called "In the Nazi Castle", and is an obvious imitation of Muse's "Castle Wolfenstein". Another is a Star Trek game, though none of the actual character names are used.

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