DUNGEON MASTER - THERON'S QUEST
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(c)1992 Software Heaven, Inc./FTL Games
(c)1992 Victor Musical Industries, Ins.
Release : 1992-09-18 (•8200)
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Role Playing Game

American Version
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Released in America as
DUNGEON MASTER THERON'S QUEST
( TGXCD1041 )
Theron's Quest is a first-person dungeon crawler for the PC Engine system, conversion of FTL's popular Dungeon Master. On the night of the harvest festival, the great wizard Grey Lord descended from the sky and landed in Theron's village. He was looking for a warrior courageous enough to retrieve the seven parts of a magic armor, what he called The Seven Symbols Of The Brave. Theron, a young boy ready to become a man, accepts the challenge and is now on a journey to retrieve the stolen treasures. The player takes control of Theron and three other warriors (a different party can be created at the beginning of each dungeon). The game features seven small dungeons (Ak-Tu-Ba, City Of Formica, Village Of Thieves, Tower Of Drator, Tomb Of Sarmon, Den Of Shadodan and Demon's gate), and each one of them is a separate adventure entirely. Theron has to go venture inside each dungeon, retrieve the stolen piece of holy armor and trace his steps back so the treasure can be placed inside a sacred shrine. Unlike other games of the series, all the collected belongings are lost between each level, and only the hero of the game, Theron, keeps his statistics and gained levels. Each dungeon has its own background story and sets of monsters - Ak-Tu-Ba, for instance, is a floating fortress infested with mummies and City of Formica a large network of creepy underground tunnels.
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Teaser text from the American version:
The Monastery of Ya-Brodin has fallen to the Cult of Deaths and the Brotherhood of Enlightement, the true keepers of Magic, have been slaughtered. The Seven Great Treasures now lie in the hands of foul beings who will stop at nothing to hold onto their massive powers. But Theron, with a courage beyond belief, has decided to seek out the Cult of Deaths and win back the Treasures. If he succeeds, he will become a High Lord. If not, the land will see eternal darkness.


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Here is Dungeon Master for the PC Engine system. But beware, it is not a straight conversion, far from it, but rather an 'adaptation' of the original game. Firstly, players don't explore a large and unique dungeon, but seven small ones, and the game's progress can only be saved upon completion of such dungeon. This totally changes the structure of the original game and makes it a bit more Action than Adventure based. Consequently, Dungeon Master : Theron's Quest is rather sparse and end up being a cut down version of Faster Than Light's classic. It is a shame, the CDRom format should have given the developer a great opportunity to create one of the best episode in the series. Nonetheless, they have included more sound effects (some monsters make creepy sounds when they move around) and each dungeon has its own music theme. Some of them are a bit too much on the 'pop rock' side (which doesn't really fit the game), but others (such as 'City of Formica') are a lot more atmospheric and interesting. All in all, Dungeon Master : Theron's Quest is not a bad game but a bit of a let down in my opinion, and the CDRom format deserved a lot more than what it got...




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