No sh!t, Doc. I know I spent many moons playing Rogue, I mean, like days, weeks, months of my life trying to beat a game that seemed unbeatable - yet one heard rumors of such. Did it matter which hand I wore which ring? Was certain armor better at defeating certain creatures and not others? Does reading scrolls while quaffing potions make a difference? Do amulets ever do anything? But everytime I got caught waiting for my 2400 baud modem to download the newest utility from a local BBS, Rogue was my goto time killer game. Good times, good times.
Many, many a night playing this game in search of the Amulet of Yendor! Then back up all the dungeons to exit. Many monsters but i remember these as if it was yesterday. Level zapping Wraiths, Strength zapping Vampires and those titan dmg makers Yeti, Centaurs and Jabberwocks! And the dreaded thief Leprachauns! Kill them before they hit you and steal your enchanted armor off your back! Funny how Champion was the last title you get after ROGUE MASTER.
I became so obsessed with beating this game, I finally "cheated" to do it. Old timers will like this hack. The game lets you save, but erases the file when you re-load, right, so you have to start from beginning every time. Well: I used to save the game to a 3.25 floppy with the corner bit punched out, so file was write-protected! No erasing, mwhaa-haa-haaaa! Just save frequently; re-load a bunch: beat game in one-sitting.
- Year: 1983
- Platform: DOS
- Genre: Adventure, Role-Playing (RPG)
- Theme: Fantasy
- Publisher: Michael C. Toy & Kenneth C.R.C. Arnold
- Developer: Michael C. Toy & Kenneth C.R.C. Arnold
- Perspective: Top-Down