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Game #2045
Temple of Apshai Trilogy  
RPG   Roguelike

Rating: 7.5 (40 votes)

Temple of Apshai Trilogy box cover

Temple of Apshai Trilogy screenshot
One of the earliest pioneers in the RPG genre (the first entry Dunjonquest, was released in 1982!), Epyx' Temples of Apshai Trilogy are semi-fun dungeon hack RPGs with an almost nonexistent plot but high playability quotient. Best described as the graphical version of Rogue, you play a lone adventurer who is exploring the ruins of the temples of Apshai, looking for treasures and ways to build up your stats. The game is played from a top-down perspective, with more than adequate graphics. Although the game is a spiritual descendant of Rogue, there aren't nearly as many weapons to wield and monsters to kill, and the dungeons look very much the same after a while. Recommended only for anyone who's interested in the history of RPGs, although the (older, and more primitive-looking) Rogue is ten times more fun and replayable.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Stephen H. Landrum
Developer: Epyx
Publisher: Keypunch
Year: 1985
Software Copyright: Epyx
Theme: Fantasy
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:
Related Links: Balrog's Roguelike Information Site
If you like this game, try: Rogue (Epyx), Telengard, NetHack

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