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Temple of Apshai Trilogy

DOS - 1985

Also available on: Commodore 64 - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt name The Temple of Apshai Trilogy
Year 1985
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Theme Compilation / Shovelware
Publisher Epyx, Inc.
Dosbox support Supported on 0.58
3.92 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of Temple of Apshai Trilogy

One of the earliest pioneers in the RPG genre (the first entry Dunjonquest, was released in 1982!), Epyx' Temples of Apshai Trilogy are semi-fun dungeon hack RPGs with an almost nonexistent plot but high playability quotient.

Best described as the graphical version of Rogue, you play a lone adventurer who is exploring the ruins of the temples of Apshai, looking for treasures and ways to build up your stats. The game is played from a top-down perspective, with more than adequate graphics. Although the game is a spiritual descendant of Rogue, there aren't nearly as many weapons to wield and monsters to kill, and the dungeons look very much the same after a while.

Recommended only for anyone who's interested in the history of RPGs, although the (older, and more primitive-looking) Rogue is ten times more fun and replayable.

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

ImmaGhost 2020-09-24 0 point DOS version

I'm actually making a game inspired by this one. A mock of sorts but with tweaks and such. Check out my first devlog of the game on my YouTube channel. Search "Imma ghost temple of apshai" should be dev log 0.

Twistedwolf 2019-05-15 0 point

Is it just me or did the vic 20 version actually have the best graphic out of all the ports?

spikeucf 2018-05-25 1 point

I had this game in 1983... played it on my Vic-20.... had a blast.... was 18 years old and in my first semester of my Engineering Degree. Brings back memories... ;-)

Plattym3 2018-05-21 0 point Commodore 64 version

Sunk untold hours into the Commodore 64 original one, where I was just a stick figure. Great great memories of this game. A friend owned it and we only played it together when I was over, but we'd play for 4+ hours at a time!

Zack 2015-11-25 1 point Commodore 64 version

This game shows what programmers can do when they know the machine better. I bought the first temple of apshai (not trilogy) when the graphics were stick figures with limited animation, if any. When the trilogy came out, the difference in artwork was amazing! And it was on exactly the same C64 machine.

avidDOSgamer 2013-11-29 0 point DOS version

didn't work using dosbox

Kevin 2012-12-07 1 point DOS version

I played this game until my Apple IIe like there was no tomorrow.

1GreatScott 2011-08-28 0 point DOS version

I found it a nice change of pace from the strictly text type of adventures.
it reminds me of 'The Dungeon of Fargoal!'.

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