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Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Apple II - Released - 1982

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a search for the Sultan's kidnapped daughter, Princess Buddir-al-Buddoor. You journey into the (often trapped) underworld to fight the nefarious thieves. Your party is chosen from a range of 17 characters, and can feature humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings. They can be controlled in a turn-based fashion by one player or in a co-operative mode. As you look for the princess, you'll come across hoards of gold ducats, with which you can buy armor and weapons. There are also runes offering...

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

Atari 800 - Released - 1981

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is an overhead dungeon crawler with strong RPG elements that sends you on a search for the Sultan's kidnapped daughter, Princess Buddir-al-Buddoor. You journey into the (often trapped) underworld to fight the nefarious thieves. Your party is chosen from a range of 17 characters, and can feature humans, dwarves, elves, and halflings. They can be controlled in a turn-based fashion by one player or in a co-operative mode. As you look for the princess, you'll come across hoards of gold ducats, with which you can buy armor and weapons. There are also runes offering...

Asteroids in Space

Asteroids in Space

Apple II - August 28, 1980

Asteroids in Space is a variant of Asteroids with the same set of features as the original arcade game. The player starts out in the middle of the screen surrounded by asteroids that fly by and has to use paddles to shoot, thrust and turn. As the asteroids get shot they split into smaller ones before they are fully destroyed. The player has five lives and one is lost for every contact with an asteroid but an extra is awarded when reaching 10,000 points. The alien ships from the arcade game exist in this version too. Before starting a game it's possible to choose the speed of lasers and...

Beneath Apple Manor

Beneath Apple Manor

MS-DOS - Released - 1983

An early graphical rogue-like dungeon crawl. Slay some monsters, build up some experience, explore deeper levels. The goal is to find the Golden Apple, buried somewhere deep in the basement beneath the manor. This game can be configured for either graphics or text, 10 different skill levels, and configurable room layouts. Each level is created randomly at the beginning of the game. Besides of monsters which you have to fight, you can also find treasures, secret doors and hidden traps in the dungeons.

Fastgammon

Fastgammon

Apple II - August 10, 1979

Fastgammon is a computer adaptation of the board game Backgammon. The game follows the rules of the board game as can be expected with one player competing against an AI opponent, both attempting to move all their pieces of the board. It's entirely played with keyboard and to do a move the player simply enters the number of the starting point followed with the number of the destination. To move a piece of the bar the player enters B followed by the number of the destination point. To bear off a piece the player enters the number of the point followed by an H. Dice rolls are done automatically...

Fracas

Fracas

Apple II - Released - 1980

Fracas is Stuart Smith's very first game, using the game system which would later develop into Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and ultimately Adventure Construction Set. Like those games, it is combat-oriented turn-based RPG and one of its main features is the large numbers of characters, both good and bad, that can get involved in the battles at once. You may control one or more characters in the game, and move them about fighting bad guys and gaining treasures.

Return of Heracles

Return of Heracles

Apple II - August 27, 1983

The Return of Heracles is an adventure game for the Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64 and Apple II computers, originally written by Stuart Smith and published by Quality Software in 1983. Built on an engine that was a precursor to Adventure Construction Set, The Return of Heracles is set in the age of Greek myth and allows the player to assume the role of one or more heroes and attempt various quests. The game has also been sold under the name The Return of Herakles; it was also bundled with another adventure game of Smith's, Ali-Baba and the Forty Thieves, in a compilation called Age of Adventure,...

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