A scenario where the player navigates labyrinthine "dungeons" in search of treasure and evil to vanquish. Used frequently in older RPGs, especially early video game RPGs, and is often treated as a sub-genre of them as such.
Alternate name: Dungeon Bash
The first video game about Dungeon Crawler was released in 1974.
Not all dungeon crawlers are set in proper dungeons.
Parent groupRole-playing game
Child groupsRoguelike, Dandy-like
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