If you have listened to any of the 90+ episodes of Wonderpod you know one thing about me, I am no fan of RPG’s and some dungeon crawlers. Yet, as a kid I spent hours playing what today might be considered a tedious & repetitive dungeon RPG title. That game was Tunnels Of Doom, which although available also on disk, I played off of a cassette tape! If you think the load times of old PC Disk titles were long, just be glad you never had to play games on tape format. Thankfully tape format was all but finished, but I didn’t actually play this game until several years after it was released and thus had to suffer this archaic form of storage, at least for this one single game. What made the loading feel extra long was the fact that every other Ti99/4a title I owned was on cartridge, giving almost instant start up gratification. Playing this title,I remember drawing crude maps just so I didn’t get lost, enjoying the exploration & combat elements very much while having less fun with the RPG elements. I found the RPG elements slowed the gameplay right down at times. Also, even for a game on the TI99/4a its visuals were pretty poor.I still enjoyed the game a lot, over all, and it was good fun for its time. My big brother was much better at the game, probably due to his time enjoying Dungeons & Dragons. I fondly recall watching him play this game as much as I did playing it. So, if any of our listeners think I am ” biased” against RPGs & Dungeon crawlers, or maybe “never have played one”, take a look at this classic title I enjoyed playing as a kid , perhaps before some of our younger listeners were even born.
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