12: A game every one should play
It would be easy to pick a well known classic or a personal favourite for this question, but I wanted to pick a game that seems to have been forgotten and is crying out for a remaster/re-release.
It’s Dungeon Master, the 1987 Atari ST classic. It’s basically an RPG, but with a first person perspective. It blew me away as a kid…spells, levelling up, huge monsters, reincarnating dead party members….compared to Bomb Jack, it was like something from the future. It’s a shame most of my time on it was spent selecting a party at the start….I loved doing that. Finally, I had a great party, was doing really well…then my sister saved over my saved game. Moral of the story? Make your floppy disk stand out as much as possible.
I think everyone should play Dungeon Master because a) it’s awe-inspiring what an Atari ST could do in 1987 and b) it’s a fantastic adventure that needs to be shown to new gamers. I’m no RPG expert, but I know Dungeon Master is an amazing game.
It’s thirty years old, but I don’t think it’s aged at all. There were some sequels as well as SNES and TurboGrafx-CD versions, but the Dungeon Master series has been dormant for over 20 years now.
I honestly don’t understand why there isn’t a Steam version. In my eyes, it would be a license to print money.