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Play OrderGameReleasePlatform PlayedStartedFinishedHoursWon?DifficultyRatingGame WorldCharactersNPCsEncountersMagic/ CombatEquipmentEconomyQuestsGraphics/ SoundGameplayBonusNotes
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357The Dungeon of Danger1980Commodore 6402/07/202002/07/20201Yes1.550001001111Non-RPG programming exercise
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85Dungeon1979Commodore PET2/3/20132/3/20134N/A3.060101001012Early pre-rogue quasi-roguelike for the Commodore PET
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355The Devil's Dungeon1978Commodore 6402/04/202002/04/20201Yes1.060100101111Type-it-yourself program that led to "Caverns of Mordia"
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160Ultima: Escape from Mount Drash1983Commodore VIC-208/23/20148/23/20143Yes3.081001100122Ultima-in-name-only action game with no RPG elements
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356Knight's Quest1978TRS-8002/07/202002/07/20201Yes1.081101001211Board game-like proto-RPG that takes just a few minutes to win.
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304Kayden Garth1989Commodore 649/29/201810/01/201813N/A3.091101103131-3Horrid, buggy "Ultima"-like game
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207Dungeons of Death1983Commodore VIC-2012/27/201512/27/20154N/A2.090101112111Awful bare-bones RPG that makes you do more manual work than the game is worth.
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113Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Cartridge1982Intellivision8/27/20138/28/20133Yes3.091001110122Would be the first console RPG if it was a real RPG; instead it's an action game with really nothing to do with D&D.
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86Dungeon of Death1979Commodore PET2/4/20132/4/20135N/A3.0101201110112Ugly, buggy DND variant for Commodore PET. Has winning condition but not possible because of emulator issues.
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182Dungeons, Dragons, and Other Perils1984Atari 8003/31/20153/31/20154Yes1.0100201111121Flawed, inconsequential game based on "Quest 1"
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146Gateway to Apshai1983Commodore 645/23/20145/24/20143Yes3.0101101121012Primitive arcade game with CRPG elements that does not deserve the "Apshai" label.
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125Dungeons and Dragons1980TRS-8012/1/201312/1/20133Yes2.0101101110212Early text/RPG hybrid offers small dungeon, very basic commands, simplistic combat. Released on a casettemag.
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378Goodcode's Cavern1982Atari 80009/03/202009/03/20202Yes2.0100101102122Forgettable text game with minimal RPG credentials
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148Halls of Death1981Commodore 646/9/20146/9/20142N/A3.0100101111122Primitive dungeon crawler with few solid RPG elements
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342The Forgotten Island1981Atari 80010/23/201910/23/20192Yes1.0101101111211Very easy, quick Crystalware adventure. Bareiy an RPG.
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360Quest for Power1981Atari 80003/05/202003/05/20201Yes1.0101111111111Adventure game with light RPG elements
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142The Valley1982Commodore 642/25/20143/30/20149Yes2.0112102101112Slight game originally published as code in a magazine. Little depth, mostly random gameplay.
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326Sorcerer of Siva1981Apple II4/7/201904/07/20197Yes4.0112001200222Non-RPG using Dunjonquest engine
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190Hydlide1984PC-885/22/20155/22/20155Yes4.0111102110221First game in the top-down, bash-into-enemies genre isn't very good
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192Dragon Slayer1984PC-886/23/20156/23/20155Yes3.0110101211122First of the series isn't very much fun, hardly an RPG at all. Poorly balanced.
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298Doom Cavern1980Apple II7/27/201807/27/20182Yes2.0112103100022Promising game engine that mimics tabletop style D&D, not deveoped past Level 1
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150Maze Master1983Commodore 646/21/20146/21/20144Yes4.0121101212121C64 cartridge game that copies elements of Wizardry. A link been Wizardry and The Bard's Tale.
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322Nemesis1981CP/M3/24/201903/24/20194N/A3.0120201222012Minor distillation of PLATO's Oubliette for the CP/M
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214Cavequest1985DOS7/27/20103/14/20163N/A3.0121201133010Buggy, silly version of the old "Quest 1"/"Super Quest." Way too late for a game like this.
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158Quest 11981Atari 8008/14/20148/14/20143N/A2.5120201212022400-line basic dungeon-crawler published in magazine. Basis of Super Quest.
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279Castle of Tharoggad1988TRS-80 Color1/29/20171/31/20178No3.0131002202213Needless remake of "Dungeons of Daggorath" gets almost everything wrong
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274Skariten: Origin of the Adventure1987Commodore 6412/24/201712/26/20177No3.5132021113221-2Bad "Ultima" clone by immature developers
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244Wizard's Lair1986TI-992/20/20172/21/20177Yes4.0131101120214"Daggorath"-like game for TI-99. Challenging, light on RPG elements
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379The Masters of Serebal1984ZX Spectrum07/03/202007/09/20206Yes4.0131112102221Not much of an RPG. Arcade-style combat is annoying.
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188Lone Wolf: Flight from the Dark1984ZX Spectrum5/17/20155/19/20155Yes2.0132102121211Bad adaptation of first book of the series. Better off just reading the book.
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32Braminar1987DOS11/8/20105/28/20174Yes2.0131112112112Manic "Boolean interactive fiction" that gives you hardly any inputs
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202Super Dungeon1979Apple II11/16/201511/17/20154N/A2.0130302111023Precursor to "Dragon Fire" offers reasonably fun random dungeon crawling but primitive RPG gameplay
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203The Black Sage1980Apple II11/17/201511/17/20153Yes3.0130103111123Small text-only adventure was supposed to be first of a series but never continued
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255Quest for Tanda1991Atari ST7/17/20177/17/20172Yes2.0132121113212-3Amateur Ultima-esque game by 13-year-old programmer
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216City of Death1985ZX Spectrum3/16/20163/16/20161Yes2.0131121102221Silly little quasi-RPG with miniscule play time
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68The Dungeon1975PLATO12/28/20111/4/201911Yes3.5141201202222First CRPG. Groundbreaking in its innovations, which helped define CRPGs for a decade.
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95Maces & Magic: Stone of Sisyphus1980Apple II4/2/20134/2/20136N/A3.5140203231102Another early text/CRPG hybrid, one of a trilogy very hard to find today. Interesting elements but slow and difficult.
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330House of Usher1980Atari 80005/27/201905/27/20195Yes3.0141001111324Odd adventure/action/mystery game based on Poe's story
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243The Wizard of Tallyron1986ZX Spectrum2/19/20172/20/20174Yes2.5141001123222Little type-in title with limited interface. Barely qualifies; not really worth remembering.
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346Deadly Towers1986NES11/04/201911/10/201917Yes4.0152101122222Difficult action RPG
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364Morabis I: The Dungeons of Morabis1991DOS05/02/202005/10/202011Yes3.5152103230222-2Passable roguelite with good level design but several bugs.
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44Wizard Warz1987DOS1/26/20116/12/201910Yes4.0152102310222More a straight action game than a CRPG. Short, slight, and ugly.
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206The Standing Stones1983Commodore 6412/13/201512/26/20159Yes4.5152302122221-2Commercial version of PLATO titles, a bit too arbitrarily difficult. Ridiculous finale.
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1Akalabeth: World of Doom1980DOS10/10/20093/2/20139Yes2.5152202212112Notable as the origin of the Ultima series, and very innovative for its time.
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347Mirai1987PC-8811/13/201911/17/20196No3.5151102233210Side-scrolling action platform RPG
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231Heavy on the Magick1986ZX Spectrum10/16/201610/19/20166Yes3.0151122220212Boring and weird adventure/RPG hybrid.
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334Bokosuka Wars1983NES06/25/201906/28/20196Yes4.0151122100224Quasi-RPG, mostly strategy game, but brief and relatively fun, challenging
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83Dungeon Campaign1978Apple II1/15/20131/15/20136Yes3.01512021012141Interesting early dungeon-crawler with unique features
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161The Stone of Telnyr1990Commodore 648/24/20148/24/20144Yes2.5151101213222Independent Ultima clone with very few elements, short gameplay time
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167Saga1990Amstrad CPC10/10/201410/11/20144Yes2.0151222210212Bafflingly bad adventure/RPG hybrid with almost non-existent difficulty and playing time
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275SpurguX1987DOS12/28/201712/29/20174Yes3.5151123112223-3Roguelike with interesting comedic premise undermined by offensive stereotyes and mediocre gameplay
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88Dunjonquest: Morloc's Tower/Datestones of Ryn1979Apple II2/17/20132/17/20134Yes3.0154002220212Dumbed-down versions of Temple of Apshai using same engine but without good features of original
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294Bones1991DOS6/16/201806/16/20183No2.0150102221223Unnecessary variant of "The WIzard's Castle"
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130The Caverns of Freitag1982Apple II1/4/20141/4/20143Yes2.5151102113222Minor arcade-style game from the developer known as "Dr. Cat"
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331Beneath the Pyramids1980Atari 80006/10/201906/10/20193Yes2.0151102121223Too-easy adventure in Giza uses the same engine as House of Usher
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350Fame Quest1984Commodore 6401/07/202001/07/20202Yes1.0151112112222Silly.
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106Crown of Arthain1981Apple II7/9/20137/10/20132Yes2.0152211121212Slight, short, RPG/strategy campaign that supports two competitive players
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265The Kingdom of Krell1987ZX Spectrum10/8/201710/14/201726No3.5162122110322Slightly odd, very large and tedious British game.
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249L'Anneau de Zengara1987Amstrad CPC4/30/20175/1/20179No3.0163131121222-2Lame, short, linear game using the same interface as "Fer & Flamme." Hardly any RPG mechanics.
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262Inquisitor: Shade of Swords1987Amstrad CPC9/17/20179/20/20179Yes2.0163121111312French first-person game with big ambitions but limited gameplay
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223Seas of Blood1985Commodore 645/14/20165/15/20169Yes2.5163003110224Another gamebook adaptation; more of an adventure game than an RPG. Not very good.
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336The Dragon & Princess1982PC-8807/10/201907/11/20198Yes2.5161212211213Early (perhaps first) JRPG offers tactical combat grid with text-adventure navigation
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96Fracas1980Apple II4/8/20134/8/20136Yes3.01613022011132Stuart Smith's first game supports up to 8 players in cooperative or competitive mode. Unique in that all enemies are NPCs.
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123Orthanc1975PLATO11/9/201311/10/20136Yes4.0161202321122Early top-down single-character game with clear ties to the DND/Telengard line
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51Journey1989DOS3/20/20115/21/201923Yes4.0173022220231Completely linear adventure game with merciless puzzles
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323Ultizurk II: The Shadow Master1992DOS3/26/201904/07/201916Yes3.0172132120222Shareware series continues to improve in some ways, but still a somewhat amateur title
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381Quest of Kings1990Commodore 6409/15/202009/20/20209Yes3.0172103220223Basic dungeon crawler with some fun riddles
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320Xoru1989DOS6/13/201803/05/20197Yes2.5172113120223Text/RPG hybrid in the manner of Beyond Zork with few RPG elements
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177Caverns of Zoarre1984DOS2/26/20153/1/20156Yes2.5170203302223Minor "DND" variant with main quest. A little easier than most "DND" games.
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104Rance: The Quest for Hikari1989Windows7/2/20137/3/20135Yes2.5172143122232-5Disgusting "erotic" game with practically nonexistent RPG elements that serve as an excuse for rape and pornography
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341Shape Shifter1992DOS10/17/201910/18/20194Yes2.0172221112222Weird independent game that has you shapeshifting among animals. Very short.
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237The Rescue of Lorri in Lorrintron1991DOS12/12/201612/13/20164Yes1.0171321331221-2Sloppy, easy RPG created with "Ultima"-clone engine capable of better
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118Dragonstomper1982Atari 26009/26/20139/28/20134Yes3.0171111222223First console RPG is a tolerable affair with luck-based combat but interesting elements
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351Morton's Fork1980TRS-8001/09/202001/09/20204Yes2.5170122122223Decent text adventure/RPG hybrid that became "Maces and Magic" series
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79Beneath Apple Manor1978DOS, Apple II12/7/201212/7/20124Yes3.0170101124224First commercial CRPG is a pre-Rogue roguelike with some interesting elements.
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332Telnyr II: The Golden Chalice1992Commodore 6406/10/201906/11/20193Yes2.5171001223332Easy, short sequel to easy, short game. Still has a sense of fun.
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369Mythos1985Commodore 6406/07/202006/08/20203Yes2.0171212112232First German CRPG is a small Ultima clone
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69The Game of Dungeons1975PLATO2/20/20121/25/201944Yes3.0181202322222Early CRPG, progenitor of long DND line
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362OrbQuest1981CP/M03/10/202003/15/202025Yes3.5180202332222Copy of PLATO "Game of Dungeons" for microcomputer
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78Don't Go Alone1989DOS12/3/201212/6/201210Yes1.0182202230241Boring quasi-horror CRPG from companies and developers with no CRPG experience
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340Fantasyland 20411981Atari 80010/09/201910/17/20199Yes4.0182023132212Game with epic ambitions on very limited hardware. Mysterious "Great Mystery."
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62Times of Lore1988DOS8/9/20118/13/20118No3.0183042111222Unmemorable "action CRPG" with no development; too hard on the PC.
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222The Master of Magic1985Commodore 645/12/20165/13/20168Yes4.0181003220244Budget quasi-RPG with difficult but quick gameplay.
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180DND1984DOS3/14/20153/17/20158Yes4.0180303323112Another game in the "DND" line offers a few innovations
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209Sword of Kadash1984Commodore 6412/29/201512/30/20157Yes4.0181103110344Fun action RPG with steep difficulty curve.
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318Swords and Sorcery1978PLATO1/28/201901/30/20197N/A3.0180102223323Variant of early mainframe Star Trek with just enough elements to be an RPG
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72Galdregon's Domain1988DOS6/28/20126/29/20126Yes1.5183121122222Easy, quick game with very basic quest, limited options
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359Might & Magic: The Lava Pits of Aznar1983Apple II02/27/202002/29/20206Yes3.5182303310204
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111Dragon Fire1981Apple II8/1/20138/8/20135Yes3.0183202211214Innovative early low-res dungeon-crawler that tries to evoke tabletop RPG experience with descriptive text.
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327Darkwood1992Macintosh5/15/201905/16/20194Yes2.0182101134222Quick, bare-bones RPG in which you fight monsters in an arena
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178The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 643/8/20153/9/20154Yes2.0182123211312Adaptation of Steve Jackson "Fighting Fantasy" book. Not so much a computer game as an on-screen book.
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314Zerg1989Amiga12/31/201812/31/20183Yes2.0181221113232Silly, short Ultima clone for the Amiga.
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226The Yendor's Castle1986DOS8/31/20168/31/20163Yes2.0181302223114-1Near-carbon copy of "The Wizard's Castle" packaged as shovelware.
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282MicroMud1988Commodore 642/18/20182/23/201812Yes2.0190134220214Somewhat pointless version of a multi-user dungeon (MUD) offline, with bots
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286Ultizurk I: The Grandmaster's Quest1992DOS4/1/20184/3/20188Yes2.0193142120213"Ultima"-like independent game with limited mechanics, decent story
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289Seven Horror's1988Atari ST5/24/201812/27/20198Yes3.5192202222223Weird game with monster PCs
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310Le Maître Absolu1989Amstrad CPC12/9/201812/09/20187Yes3.0193231121213Sci-fi follow up to Le Maitre des Ames has much more limited scope and gameplay.
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41Seven Spirits of Ra1987DOS1/23/20111/24/20116No3.0193212110234Odd Atari-ish/platformish game; not really a CRPG
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170Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Treasure of Tarmin Cartridge1983Intellivision12/13/201412/14/20145Yes3.0191203231124Fun dungeon-crawler with limited RPG elements
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