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Venture is an action game in which you control Winky, the heroic adventurer. Your goal is to collect as many treasures as you can which are scattered throughout numerous dungeons. In each dungeon, there are several chambers which each contain a treasure. Armed only with your crossbow, you need to get past the varied creatures which guard the chamber, snag the treasure, and make it out again. This is made harder by the maze guardians, who roam the corridors and will pop into a chamber to chase you if you spend too much time inside. Furthermore, even after shooting a creature you need to be careful, because touching its corpse before it decays will kill you all the same. Some chambers are trickier, containing moving walls that must be avoided, or walls that vanish suddenly to release a pack of ferocious creatures.
When you collect the treasure from each of the chambers in a dungeon, you can then move on to the next, more difficult dungeon.
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- 2014-08-07 18:57:34
- Maze / Shooter Small
- Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision
- Exidy, Inc.
- Exidy, Inc.
- Fixed / flip-screen
- Internet Archive Python library 0.7.0
Subject: Fun game but very hard
Subject: Easy To Play But Difficult To Master!
Subject: why don't any of these games list controls for keyboards and other methods??? so frustrating!
Subject: One of my faves!
Subject: I had this game in my arcade when I was in kindergarten
*This game is fair* You can get all the treasures on one life. Back in the early 80s arcade games could be fair by definition of letting you be able to win on one credit/ Late 80s early 90s were the death of the arcades in part that video games became "quarter eaters" that weren't fair and more than one quarter to play. Why put your quarters in a game that's not fair? The triple problem of "quarter eating","over 25c games" and home systems being better, meant the death of arcades.
For its time, there was nothing as cool as this, and it held itself as a playable game you'd want to play up to about 1985 or the dawn of NES.