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Software Library: MS-DOS Showcase

This collection is a hand-picked set of selections from the MS-DOS Software Library of the Internet Archive. They've been chosen because they represent major parts of the MS-DOS story, because they are particularly impressive, and because they're fun. The intention is to eventually link these games to manuals and other materials as time goes on.



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Developed by IBM Released 1984 Platform PC Booter Published by IBM Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure Pacing Real-Time Genre Adventure Setting Fantasy Description A young man named Zyll, who lived in the Land of Magic and Enchantment, tried to become a black mage, with the intent of conquering and ruling the entire realm. However, he was banished before he could realize his plans. Determined to have his revenge, Zyll took possession of the Black Orb, an ancient artifact of immense...
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Platform DOS Released 1984 Pacing Real-Time Genre Action, Adventure Setting Fantasy Gameplay Interactive Fiction / Text Adventure, Puzzle elements Perspective Top-down Interface Direct Control, Text Parser Description This game is like a cross between a Kroz game and a text adventure -- the player moves through a castle using the arrow keys, picking up equipment and battling monsters in real-time along the way; however, at any time, it is also possible to type simple commands into the game's...
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Platform DOS Released Sep 22, 1984 Perspective Top-down Pacing Real-Time, Turn-based Genre Role-Playing (RPG) Setting Fantasy Description Caverns of Zoarre is a dungeon crawl role-playing game similar to Telengard . You may choose to be either a fighter or a sorcerer as you explore the multi-leveled caverns for gold and treasures. Your view of the maze like caverns is top down, and only the area near you is visible. Throughout the caverns are many different types of enemies you'll encounter;...