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Temple of Apshai

Average Rating: 6.12/10
Video Game Rank: 5229
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Information
Primary Name
Temple of Apshai
Alternate Names
Le Temple d'Apshai
Platform
Genre
RPG
Theme
Series
Mode
Minimum Players
1
Maximum Players
1
Release Date
1979-00-00
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Le Temple d'Apshai
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French Canadian Apple II edition
Rel Date: 1983-00-00
Publisher: Sogiciel
Apple II
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Temple of Apshai
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US DOS edition
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
DOS
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Temple of Apshai
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US TRS-80/Apple II floppy
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
Apple II, TRS-80 Model I/III
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Temple of Apshai
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North American TRS-80 Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1979-00-00
Publisher: EPYX, Inc.
TRS-80 Model I/III
Developer: EPYX, Inc.
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

The player assumes the role of an adventurer who explores the mysterious ruins of the Temple of Apshai. This player character investigates room after room of this dungeon setting while seeking treasure and combatting monsters. Along the way, the player discovers powerful weapons and armor with which to overcome the Temple's inhabitants. Like many early role-playing games, Temple of Apshai records player statistics, which increase through accumulation of experience rewarded for defeating monsters and acquiring treasure. The object of the game is to develop the adventurer's capabilities to further escape from the dungeon.

The set layout of levels in Temple of Apshai permitted use of printed descriptions of the many rooms. Pen-and-paper role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons frequently make use of verbal depictions given by dungeon masters to suggest to players what is of interest in a setting. Similarly, in Temple of Apshai the player matches an on-screen room number to its entry in the manual that accompanies the game. One sample entry reads in part, "The aroma of vanilla makes the senses reel [...] Gems stud the south wall". To the player, the aroma suggests the presence of a giant ant, and the gem-studded wall might conceal a passage leading to treasure. Such use of printed material to detail a game setting was rare at the time of Temple of Apshai's release and has since been employed infrequently in graphical CRPGs.

Source: Wikipedia, "Temple of Apshai," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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The instruction manual for the original TRS-80 release includes these credits:

Dungeon Design and Description by Jeff Johnson.
Game System Design by Jon Freeman.
Programs by J.W. Connelley.

The later instruction manual (1982) includes these credits:

Dungeon Design and Description by Jeffrey A. Johnson.
Game System Design by Jon Freeman.
TRS-80 Program by James W. Connelley.
Apple Program by Michael Farren; graphics by Toni Thompson; title page by Lawrence A. Coon.
Atari Program by Aric Wilmunder.
IBM Program by James W. Connelley; graphics by Toni Thompson.

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Video Game Rank: 5229
Commodore 64 Rank: N/A
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Num Ratings: 8
Average Rating: 6.12
Standard Deviation: 2.42
Num Views: 384
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Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 0
Personal Comments: 3
Users Owning: 6
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