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Deadly Rooms of Death

From the Database of Home of the Underdogs

GAME DESIGNER:Erik Hermansen

GAME DEVELOPER:Webfoot Technologies

GAME PUBLISHER:Webfoot Technologies

Copyright 1996, Webfoot Technologies

A fantastic but unfortunately very rare shareware puzzler, Deadly Rooms of Death consists of hundreds of rooms of insanely difficult puzzles. The idea is simple: you control a man with a sword that can point in 8 directions. On any turn you can either move the man or rotate the sword. You have as long as you want to plan each action, but it had better be good… your enemies move when you do! This puzzler has many kinds of enemies, and you will need to understand each one’s personality intimately to even dream of making it to the final battle with the ‘Neather.

Definitely my favourite “pure” puzzle game, DROD features countless brilliantly designed, extremely challenging puzzles. As a bonus, there’s the visceral pleasure of slashing through whole armies of evil creatures singlehandedly. If you’re a hardcore puzzle fan and you’re getting bored of easy stuff like quantum physics, you must try this game!

Note: the download was removed at the request of game author Erik Hermansen. If you want to try it, download the much prettier – and free – remake called DROD: Architects’ Edition on this site coded by Mr. Hermansen himself :)

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