DOS - 1984
Description of Beast
Here is the video game “Beast”! Released in 1984 on DOS, it's still available and playable with some tinkering. It's an action and strategy game, set in a survival horror theme.
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Comments and reviews
Mew 2016-03-08 1 point
Is there another iteration of this game?? I played it on my Macintosh computer in the late 80s. The background was white, all items on the screen were black. The beasts were actual little ghost-like creatures, not ASCII text. I've never played this black-and-green version, but it's literally the exact same game.
anonymous 2015-01-10 -1 point DOS version
This didn't originate in 1984. I played an earlier version of this in high school 1980-81. No options, person was maybe an O, beast was maybe an asterisk. Could play with the source code in BASIC to change it a little. Perhaps the credited authors did this and marketed it, or perhaps they actually wrote the original, I dunno. But its at least 3 or 4 years older than 1984.
Terminal Crazy 2015-01-08 0 point DOS version
You can adjust the speed on DOSBOX mate. Ctrl+Shift+F11 will lower the number of CPU cycles being emulated per tick. Most games from this time run best at around 300 cycles.
Larry 2014-08-07 0 point DOS version
This moves way too fast!! Back in the day it didn't move this fast. It is impossible to play.
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