Akalabeth: World of Doom
DOS - 1980
Description of Akalabeth: World of Doom
In 1980, California Pacific Computer publishes Akalabeth: World of Doom on DOS. This role-playing (rpg) game is now abandonware and is set in a fantasy, turn-based, dungeon crawler and medieval.
Akalabeth is the very first Ultima. It was made by Richard Garriot in 1980 and he sold it in zip lock bags. It has been referred to as Ultima 0. All die hard Ultima fans must take a look at it.
How to play Akalabeth: World of Doom
Once it sets your stats, you start in a town. Press 'Q' to exit.
In dungeons, those keys mean forward, left, right, and turn around, respectivly.
'A' to attack in dungeons. No combat outside of dungeons.
Food is consumed at 1 unit per step on the outside, and .1 unit per movement in dungeons.
'S' to check your current stats.
No savegame feature that I can see symbols that look like giant 'x's are dungeons single boxes are trees five linked boxes are towns(all with the same thing in them) haven't found Lord British's castle yet. Everything of note that can be entered can be entered by pressing 'x' climbing up and down ladders and dungeons can be accomplished by pressing x There is no difference between Fighters and Mages, except that Mages have weaker combat abilities, but can use the mysterious Magic Amulet as a weapon. Items in dungeons can be picked up simply by walking on them. It's amazing how much Questron dungeon sequences resemble Akalabeth dungeon sequences. Garriot really did set the standard of the genre.
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Comments and reviews
Robin 2017-07-24 0 point
This game is available as a free download on GOG. It also comes with a manual.
whatevs 2013-11-11 -1 point DOS version
broken, this version has been modified and you can't complete quests.
GenerWeiner 2013-05-12 2 points DOS version
When first I was weaned from my mother's teat, I ventured into this game.
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