FTL and Software Heaven‘s classic Dungeon Master was available on the Amiga in two different forms. Initially it was only available for Amigas with 1MB of RAM, and wasn’t available for the Amiga 500 (which only had 512kb of RAM) for quite a while, which gave Atari ST owners bragging rights for this amazing game for a few months.
Level-Grinders; Dungeon-Crawlers; Role-Playing Games – whatever you want to call them – they are my (and many other people’s) favourite type of video game.
They allow you to build up your characters via the process of levelling. That is: by gaining experience, which in turn increases your character’s power levels.
Level-Grinders also allow you to hoard virtual items that don’t exist in the real world; accumulate unimaginable wealth in an imaginary world, and solve mysteries while you’re doing it.
Over and over again. For the love of the grind…
So here we go… The 100 Best Level-Grinders Of All-Time…
Theron’s Quest is a modified version of the incredible Dungeon Master, released for the PC Engine in Japan in 1992 and the TurboGrafx-16 in North America in 1993.
This is a very effective Japanese conversion of the great US, 16-bit classic, Dungeon Master, by FTL Games and Software Heaven.
The conversion was handled by JVC Interactive and was first released in Japan in 1992, before being translated and released in North America and Europe later.
This is the one: Dungeon Master – the Atari ST original. One of the best games ever made, and probably my favourite game of all time…
The sequel to the mighty Dungeon Master is a great game in its own right. First released by Interplay in 1995.
I’ve picked this version of Dungeon Master to show first, because it features some nice extended graphics, which are unique and don’t get shown very often.