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Super Nintendo's classic Roleplaying games

The RPG that SHOULD have been here, Secret of Mana 2/3(3 If you account for the first one made for the Gameboy) just did not make it here. Squares excellence in Super NES Programming shows, with graphical touches EVERYWHERE. 6 BEGINNINGS! Each beginning had a different plat, but was centralized in the end.

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Ultima Online
Publisher: Origin Systems
Genre: Online RPG

Any gamer worth his or her weight in 5 1/4 inch floppies has heard of the Ultima series of role-playing games. Before the AD&D Gold Box series, before the Build engine, and yes, even before the X-Com trilogy, there existed Ultima.

 

Geneforge

Geneforge, from Spiderweb Software, is a PC role-playing game that harkens back to the older days of software games. The graphical elements are somewhat simplistic, trying to capture a three-dimensional feel with only two real dimensions. The combat is turn based, depending on movement steps which can be your undoing but the guiding force to this game is choice.

 

Dungeon Master

As roleplaying games go Dungeon Master has a fairly simple story with minimal plot development that is generally in line with other games of its time. You start at ground level and make your way down through the dungeons to the deepest darkest level to rid the labyrinth of the evil sorcerer. In the process you must fight an array of successively more ferocious monsters, and negotiate more and more devious obstacles of the open pit, locked door and flying fireball variety. Many of these are still a lot of fun and very careful observation is called for.

Eye of Beholder

Eye of the Beholder from Westwood Studios is one of my all-time favourite games. Set in one of the mythical lands of the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons realm, you and three companions are commissioned by the Lords of Waterdeep to venture forth into the dank sewers below the city to seek out and destroy whatever is causing a plague of monsters to terrorise the townsfolk above. So you and your team depart using the only entrance, which collapses behind you ... sealing your fate ...

Legends of Might and Magic

Legends of Might & Magic ScreenshotRemember the classic first-person dungeon adventures? Sporting crude EGA graphics, these titles had players fighting pixilated monsters while traveling down long, boxy corridors, and helped lead to the rise of the Wolfensteins, Dooms, and Quakes. While first-person shooters have continued to evolve along their own paths, role-playing games such as Might and Magic have typically steered clear of the Internet deathmatch realm until fairly recently. Now, 3DO and New World Computing are jumping aboard the multiplayer bandwagon with the latest team-based first-person action title, Legends of Might and Magic.
 

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