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Game #285
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Deadly Rooms of Death   (a.k.a. D.R.O.D.)  View all Top Dogs in this genre
Puzzle   Third person

Rating: 9.05 (402 votes)

Deadly Rooms of Death box cover

Deadly Rooms of Death screenshot
A fantastic but unfortunately very rare shareware puzzler, Deadly Rooms of Death consists of hundreds of rooms of insanely difficult puzzles. The idea is simple: you control a man with a sword that can point in 8 directions. On any turn you can either move the man or rotate the sword. You have as long as you want to plan each action, but it had better be good... your enemies move when you do! This puzzler has many kinds of enemies, and you will need to understand each one's personality intimately to even dream of making it to the final battle with the 'Neather.

Definitely my favourite "pure" puzzle game, DROD features countless brilliantly designed, extremely challenging puzzles. As a bonus, there's the visceral pleasure of slashing through whole armies of evil creatures singlehandedly. If you're a hardcore puzzle fan and you're getting bored of easy stuff like quantum physics, you must try this game!

Note: the download was removed at the request of game author Erik Hermansen. If you want to try it, download the much prettier - and free - remake called DROD: Architects' Edition coded by Mr. Hermansen himself :) Also note that even if you've played the first title, there are now plenty more to go all available on the official site linked below.

Reviewed by: SnapDragon

Designer: Erik Hermansen
Developer: Webfoot Technologies
Publisher: Webfoot Technologies
Year: 1996
Software Copyright: Webfoot Technologies
Theme: Unique, Shareware
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:   Play the Architect's Edition instead!
Related Links: DROD Website
Links:    
If you like this game, try: DROD: Architects' Edition, Elements, Knight Moves

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