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Bad graphics, but what a game!
The first of the Strategic Simulations "Gold Box" series and an all-time classic. You'll have to ignore the 1989 graphics (they're worse than you think). I first played this on the C64 with 8 perpetually changing double-sided floppy disks and never finished it due to a notorious hidden door in the final level. About 10 years after, I downloaded the game and an emulator in under 5 minutes. This time, I found the bloody door and finally managed to defeat Tyranthraxus, the evil dragon wizard :) - a rather pathetic looking sprite that had nonetheless eluded me for 10 years. I'm writing this review about 10 years later than my first 10 years after. If I can survive the graphics, I may take up the 3 sequels and continue with my characters while awaiting "Dragon Age: Origins" in 2009. It's combat heavy, but if you download the manual, there are journal entries that can be read as the game progresses that really show the RPG elements of the game.