|Summer - 24/12/2016|
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.
|Demonweed - 18/12/2016|
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.
|Kris - 29/04/2007|
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....
| The Book of Atari Software · 1984||Rating: B |
Gateway to Apshai fits the arcade style of fantasy role-playing more than its sister product, Temple of Apshai. The game takes place in real time with a joystick-controlled hero, thus progressing faster. You gather treasure in a multi-level dungeon filled with traps and monsters. The game presents a choice of sixteen different, huge dungeons containing seventy rooms on each of eight levels. You... [more]
| Electronic Games · May, 1984|
Gateway to Apshai is a solid contrast to many of Epyx's older action/ adventure games. For one thing, the company has finally eliminated the need to boot the game with a BASIC cartridge in the slot, which generally results in choppy, frustratingly slow action. For another, Gateway to Apshai is available on cartridge, a welcome boon to would-be adventurers who have yet to add a disk drive to the... [more]