Dungeon Crawler

Game genre theme

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.

521
games
70
platforms

Alternate name: Dungeon Bash

The first video game about Dungeon Crawler was released in 1974.

ASCII, Sir-Tech and Electronic Arts has published most of these games

Originates from the P&P RPGs but gained fame on computer gaming side due to their simplicity, both in making and playing.

Not all dungeon crawlers are set in proper dungeons.

Parent group

Role-playing game

Child groups

Roguelike, Dandy-like

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Platforms

MS-DOS 64
Linux 62
Windows 38
Apple II E 24
NEC PC9801 23
Mac OS X 21
C64 19
Amiga 17
Mac OS Classic 17
NEC PC8801 16
NES 14
PS Vita 13
Sharp X1 11
MICRO 7 - FM7 10
PSP 10
Atari ST 10
MSX2 9
Amstrad CPC 8
X68000 8
Nintendo DS 7
PS2 6
FM Towns 6
PLATO 6
SNES 6
PC Engine 6
PS3 5
ZX Spectrum 4
C128 4
BSD 4
MSX 4

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