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Volcanic Dungeon

Volcanic Dungeon Dragon 32/64 Dungeon being set up

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MobyRank MobyScore
Dragon 32/64
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ZX Spectrum
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Description

After a terrible confrontation between forces of evil from another universe and the elves, dwarves, and animals, the seeds of the mother of all trees were lost. The only being knowing where to find the seeds, without which nothing will grow, is the elfin princess Edora. Your task is to find and rescue the princess from the Volcanic Dungeon, where the witch Magra, the last member of the evil alliance, holds her captive.

Volcanic Dungeon has the same basic gameplay as a Rogue-like dungeon crawler, but with a text adventure interface. You start the game at an unidentified spot in the dungeon, and must find your way using a map in the manual. The dungeon is filled with fiery pits and wandering monsters. In the different chambers, you find weapons and equipment necessary to fight the enemy. All the while, you must manage your water supply (if you manage to find the princess, it diminishes twice as fast). A magic ring displayed on-screen tells you how strong the witch is.

All controls use single keys and your inventory is also displayed as single letters, just as in Hack and similar games.

Screenshots

Volcanic Dungeon ZX Spectrum The start of the game. Which way to go ...
Volcanic Dungeon ZX Spectrum Setting up the dungeon. This takes quite a while too.
Volcanic Dungeon Dragon 32/64 Dungeon being set up
Volcanic Dungeon Dragon 32/64 You die and the program is interrupted

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Trivia

A Spectrum rerelease of Volcanic Dungeon was hinted at in the press, with ”high resolution graphics” and support for the Currah µSpeech speech synthesis box.
Contributed to by Kabushi (120720) and Игги Друге (39923)