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DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold (Windows)

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Description

Beethro Budkin returns to King Dugan's Dungeon with his nephew Halph, to explore a previously inaccessible passage in level 10. This passage leads deep down into an expanding underground empire. More importantly, it leads to more puzzles to solve, more monsters to smite, and more secrets to discover!

Core gameplay is unchanged from the original turn-based DROD. Each level to conquer is made up of several connected rooms, and each room is filled with monsters, doors, and environmental obstacles. To clear a room, you must destroy all of the monsters in it, which will open doors that give access to more rooms. Your primary weapon for splattering monsters is your sword, and careful maneuvering of it is necessary to kill them in a timely manner while preventing any from attacking from your vulnerable sides or rear.

DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold adds several new monsters, such as Golems, Wubbas, Living Mud, and the seemingly invincible Slayer. In addition, it features a new hi-res graphics engine, characters with fully voiced dialogue, and CaravelNet, a server that ranks players' efficiency and speed of clearing the rooms, and hosts dozens of user-created levels which can be downloaded in-game and played.

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DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold Windows New enemies are also added.
DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold Windows You can restore the game to any room you have previously played.
DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold Windows New level elements introduce new challenges.
DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold Windows You can build your own levels, and play MANY that other players have created.

Alternate Titles

  • "DROD: Лабиринты Смерти" -- Russian title
  • "DROD: JtRH" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

Out Of Eight Sep 19, 2005 7 out of 8 88
Bytten Jan 20, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Game Tunnel Sep 09, 2005 8 out of 10 80
7Wolf Magazine Jun 07, 2005 4 out of 10 40

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The cranky hermit (491) added DROD: Journey to Rooted Hold (Windows) on May 03, 2005
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