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The Thor Trilogy
Todd Replogle, Apogee, 1990
Excerpted from the-underdogs.org: The Thor Trilogy is a fun early shareware ASCII-based action/adventure game, similar to ZZT. One of Todd Replogle's earliest games at Apogee before he went on to design classics like Cosmo's Adventure , The Thor Trilogy contains three games in the registered version (the version for download here), all with the same objective: locate three missing items that are scattered throughout Thor's domain. You control an ASCII smiley face as he travels through 100% text-based world where objects and terrain are represented by characters like '@' and inverted capital letters (which indicate the next level, incidentally). Billed as an "action/adventure," the game is geared towards action than adventure, since you have to shoot many monsters along the way and collect power-ups like potions, food, and shields to stay alive. Once nice thing about the game is the considerable freedome of movement: you can re-enter most levels you have already traversed, making the game much less linear than most. Overall, a nice and very rare relic of Apogee's golden 80's, and a solid ASCII game in its own right.
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