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3D Monster Maze ZX81 Roll Up, Roll Up.


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3D Monster Maze was one of the first computer games to use a first-person 3D perspective. After being introduced to the game by a circus crier, the player character is transferred to a randomly generated 16x16 maze and has to find the exit. There is but one difficulty: There is a Tyrannosaurus Rex hidden in the maze. As soon as the protagonist moves, the dinosaur will begin to chase him, getting more and more active the nearer he gets. The T. Rex's state is indicated in the status bar, letting the player know if he is still far away ("Rex lies in wait"), if he's approaching ("Footsteps approaching") or if the player should really get a move on ("RUN! He is behind you"). The protagonist can run quicker than the dino, but many are the adventurers that took a wrong turn or came to a dead end. The exit, of course, lies at such a dead end and is only visible from a few steps distance.


3D Monster Maze ZX81 You've been caught.
3D Monster Maze ZX81 Run away.
3D Monster Maze ZX81 Where is he?
3D Monster Maze ZX81 Roll Up, Roll Up.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tyrannosaure Rex labyrinthe en trois dimensions" -- French title
  • "Tyrannosaure Rex" -- French title

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  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • March 1991 (issue #42) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time in category Original Games (editorial staff choice)

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Kabushi (257498) added 3D Monster Maze (ZX81) on Apr 09, 2012