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Angband / The Pits of Angband

Author: Alexander Cutler, Andy Astrand, Ben Harrison et al., based on an original by Robert Alan Koeneke et al.
Year: 1991
Version: 2.8.3 (1998)
System: Unix, MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, MS-Windows, OS/2, X-Windows, Acorn
Type: RPG
Distribution: Freeware
Availability: Downloadable (see below)
Licensed: No

Extended, and much more Tolkien-influenced, version of The Dungeons of Moria. However, it seems more like an unordered collection of monsters and artifacts from Tolkien's world than anything else.

There is also a multiplayer version called MAngband.

Angband's highest position on the Internet Entertainment Charts was second in Edition 132 (July 10, 1995).

Personal evaluation: Very good and very challenging. But, like The Dungeons of Moria, it is not very graphically interesting and difficult to get into.

Screen shot

The MS-Windows version, unlike most other versions, features graphics and multiple windows.

Net resources

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