The movement speed and the waiting before you can start walking again kinda killed this.
Escape from Cnossus
Escape from Cnossus is a roguelike for the ZX Spectrum, made with Boriel's ZXBasic compiler. It's a minimalist coffeebreak game; I can finish it in about 40 minutes if I counted correctly.
It's relatively slow on older machines.
This is a survival game! Some monsters, generally the mundane creatures, drop useful items when killed, but most give you no benefit. It's best to avoid them unless fighting is the only way to reach the stairs. Even then, remember that monsters fear light: light a torch or what have you and they'll either become confused and attack less, or even run away entirely. Good luck!
As of autumn 2017, you can buy a desktop port with redone graphics and other improvements.
|Author||No Time To Play|
|Tags||2D, 8-Bit, Colorful, Dungeon Crawler, mythology, Perma Death, Procedural Generation, Retro, Roguelike|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Links||Homepage, Source code|
You'll need an emulator for the ZX Spectrum 48K to play the TZX file; FUSE works well, but there are many others out there. The DOS edition was built and tested under DOSBox, but it might just run natively on Windows XP and older. Use F10 to quit. And thanks for getting this far!
- Announcing Escape from CnossusOct 24, 2017
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Try running it in a sped-up emulator? I can't provide the option in the browser-embedded version, and it's slower than a desktop emulator in the first place.