Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom is a 2D side-scrolling, weapon-based beat'em up game set in the Dungeons & Dragons Mystara campaign setting. The game has some slight RPG elements taken from the tabletop role-playing game. At the start of the game you can pick between 4 characters: cleric, dwarf, elf, and fighter. The game is very similar to Golden Axe - players go right, slash enemies (and various bosses) and use magic or additional weapons. Daggers, hammers, arrows and burning oil can be used as throwing weapons.