4 out of 5
RPG style game with good action
It is a classic and an adventurous Dungeon crawling
experience where you to get to play a variety of different elements. You can say it's more of a dungeon running game. You can select from different parties that have a variety of different skills. The party that you will select will have to consider factors like weight management, inventory, water and food. The movements that you make will depend on the weight and the stamina as you will have to counter some very terrifying monsters that are waiting for you in the dungeons. The skills that you collect will increase when you use them. The more you fight, the stronger you will become. Your ninja's skills
increase via throwing and the level of your wizard and priest will go up by using different spells. You also have the task of balancing the level grind while you have limited water and food. It gives you a true experience that one can have with a theme like this one. The graphics in the game are very good and they are very well gelled with the horrifying theme. Similarly you have very good controls and the music is also loveable. A similar game to this one is Dungeon Crawl
5 out of 5
Dungeon Master is without a doubt one of the best dungeon game available anywhere. Modern attempts at the genre try to "upgrade" the process and make it all play faster. The terminology has even reflected this change and players usually refer to it as "running" a dungeon. In doing so, they remove the aspect and atmosphere of fear. This is what Dungeon Master has in spades. You're allowed to select a party with various skills. Your party has to deal with aspects of inventory and weight management, food and water, stamina and rate of movement based on weight, and the terrifying monsters down in the dungeon. But be warned, playing this game without a manual or magic guide is near impossible. Skills are enhanced by being used. You grow stronger the more times you fight, you level up ninja skills by throwing, your priest and wizard levels go up by casting priest and wizard spells. Balancing the level grind with the finite amount of food and water is always a delicate task. This game is exactly what dungeon crawling should be about, and more games need to emulate this.
4 out of 5
An absolutely stunning game for the time. Allowed you to use your mouse and manipulate (pickup, throw, move) items. Really cool for the time - groundbreaking. I still have it on my pc today somewhere. Never seem to get tired of it, still fun to load up and roam around. My favorite trick is: once you complete the staff, throw it across the floor tile near the exit and pick it up on the other side. If you don't the stairway closes off and locks you into the lower levels. Leaving the stairway open allows you to go up and kill more rats or get water for running around - Purple worms rock!