Software die Spass macht

DOS Adventure / Role Playing G​ame

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy (1984) is a captivating and funny text adventure game in which the player, in the role of Arthur Dent, solves a number of tricky puzzles to complete various objectives to win the game. The game itself is considered to be cruel in its difficulty.  In particular, it's possible to forget to collect an item early in the game and therefore deadlock a puzzle at the end. Don't Panic! Get a walkthrough. If you're a fan of the book, the TV-series and the movie and you love to play text-adventures, this one is a must. It was co-created by Douglas Adams himself! And don't forget the Towel Day...

Neuromancer (1988) is a cyberpunk adventure with roleplaying elements based on the William Gibson novel by the same name. Undoubtedly the best "hacking" game in existence. Although initially there are not many locations for you to visit in the  game, there is a great deal to find out and cyberspace locations ("WELLs") you can visit. A notepad is absolutely essential for playing Neuromancer, as there is a lot of information and WELL addresses to keep track of. Before you start, you should carefully read the manual, as there are many hints hidden. And also very important: save often. Start it with the NEUROCRK.COM-file and get yourself a walkthrough!

Don't go Alone (1989), the one and only RPG from Accolade, is a refreshing game set in a modern-day haunted house. Control a party of four intrepid adventurers as they battle over 100 spooks in a muti-level maze. Innovative touches include making alchemical formulae (the equivalent of spellcasting in this game), which is done with an actual periodic table, and a good variety of ghosts. Overall, an above-average RPG that does what it does well. And here's the manual...

Die Kathedrale (1991) ist ein großartiges Adventure. Deutsche Textadventures sind selten, gute noch seltener. Die Kathedrale von Weltenschmiede ist eines dieser wenigen guten. Das Spiel bietet eine atmosphärische Geschichte und ein Interface, das sowohl grafisch als auch textlich gut gelungen ist. Die Kathedrale ist auch viel länger als der Durchschnitt, mit einigen sehr schwierigen Rätseln, die das Spiel perfekt für erfahrene Fans von interaktiver Fiktion machen. Der Spielverpackung lagen sogenannte "Feelies" bei, zum Spielgeschehen passende Gegenstände wie fiktive Dokumente oder Gimmicks, die Tipps und Hinweise enthalten. Da diese wichtigen Zubehör-Details in der Abandonware fehlen, muss man ab und zu in die Komplettlösung schauen. Es gibt übrigens auch ein flapsig geschriebenes Handbuch und eine Videoserie auf Youtube.

Dune (1992) is a neat adventure/strategy hybrid with enough strategy elements to keep things interesting: you must allocate your followers (the native Fremen) to various jobs, maximize spice production, and ultimately fight the Harkonnen with armies. Also features beautiful VGA graphics depicting passages of time. Easily one of the most graphically stunning games ever made, and one of the most unique. Start it with a bat-file containing:
@echo off
duneprg GER VGA EMS 386 SDB2207

und Sie haben das Spiel in Deutsch mit Musik.

Dungeon Master (1992) is an epic RPG masterpiece that revolutionized and rejuvenated the genre. You control a party of up to four adventurers of various races who must find their way through a 12-level dungeon and defeat its owner (an evil wizard, of course). Sheer playability, fiendish riddles, ingenious puzzles and an incredible atmosphere wait for you. Dungeon Master is one of the most addictive RPGs. For an in-depth dungeon crawl, there's no better game in town. However, you must download the manual for a proper entry. Dungeon Master was the beginning of it all folks. It set the gold standard and shaped computer games into what they've now become.

Discworld (1995) is a beautiful and funny adventure game based on Terry Pratchett's pun-filled fantasy Discworld books. As bumbling wizard Rincewind, you prevent a Dragon from destroying the world and find a way to convince a disillusioned Death to resume his day job. The game has great humor and some of the most devious but logical puzzles ever designed. Highly recommended for Pratchett fans and fans of zany adventure games in general. Download the floppy version for easy setup and get yourself a walkthrough!

Classic Adventure: The Original Colossal Cave! (1996) is the most faithful version of the first ever text adventure game Colossal Cave Adventure (1974) developed by Will Crowther and Don Woods. Consult a walkthrough when you're stuck. There's also a useful collection of hints available online. Play it and get retro 50 years back in time!