Or better yet for 2 or 3 button support!
I'd like someone to edit this game for total keyboard control. Most helpful indeed.
The controls are a little bit of a pain but I loved this game back in the day and enjoy it just as much now. It's probably not for everyone, but I love the exploration and variation in monsters. The sound design is also very effective. Definitely my favourite Atari game.
This is a true jewel in the collection. Long before Nethack, and not long after Rogue itself, here was a real time rogue-like game. Gear, spells, monsters, traps -- all the key elements are in place. The balance is exquisite in terms of fun factor.
A fanstastic game because of the huge scope of the 8 levels, and the randomness that made it different every time. I recall having a freeze spell ready every time I entered a new room in the later levels. And mamba snakes were a total pain the rear....