Deep in the Catacomb
Far below the surface, the evil Dark Lord Kram, his army of Undead Soldiers, and three ferocious Dragons guard an unimaginable lot of treasure. They stood undisturbed for a millennia until the band of ten foolish Thieves attempted to pillage the depths below. They did not make it far however. Only one was able to escape alive.
In anger, Kram attacked the Kingdom of Traidon.
He recklessly set flame to everything in his path, kidnapped Princess Robyn and caged her twenty-six floors down into the very dark underworld of the Catacomb.
The Princess is now in great danger. Her only hope is someone skilled enough to come to her rescue.
This is your chance to prove yourself. You must do what it takes to defeat the Dark Lord!
How to Play
When the game begins, your Lives are on the bottom left and your Health Bar is on the bottom right of the screen. You control the Warrior of the Realm, so take the Sword that was left by one of the fallen Thieves. Your goal is to explore the entire floor, clear the many rooms and corridors of enemies and collect the items left behind.
Once found, stand on the ladder to enter the next floor. The current floor number will be displayed in place of your Score at the start of each level. You cannot go back to the previous floor, so make sure you have explored all areas before climbing down the ladder.
You must defeat the three Dragons and the Dark Lord before you will be able to rescue Princess Robyn!
- 26 Randomly Generated Dungeon Floors on Game 1 (Easy) and Game 2 (Hard), Unlimited Floors on Game 3 (Hard)
- Left Difficulty Switch b = Beginner Speed
- Left Difficulty Switch a = Advanced Speed
- Several different types of Monsters, each with unique behaviors
- Once you clear a room, those monsters will never respawn!
- 3 Mid Bosses
- 4 End Bosses, each larger and more deadly than the last
- Floors of Treasure Rewards for defeating the Dragons
- Use the BW/Color game switch to turn off repetitive sound effects
Get a Deepstone Catacomb Box!
If you'd like a boxed copy of Deepstone Catacomb, please select "Box Upgrade: Yes" at the top of the page before adding Deepstone Catacomb to your cart. Our boxes are professionally printed and include a box insert to hold your Deepstone Catacomb cartridge in place. We want you to play our games, so we have not sealed or shrinkwrapped the boxes in any way, allowing you easy access to the game cartridge and manual.
These boxes are the same size as boxes Atari produced for their games "back in the day". They look great sitting on a shelf with your other boxed homebrew games, or alongside games from the classic Atari 2600 library. We only have a limited number of boxes for each game, and there is no guarantee they will become available again once our supplies are exhausted.
Deepstone Catacomb is a Melody-enhanced game and includes game cartridge and full-color 12-page manual. You can optionally purchase a professionally printed box (see above).
Available in NTSC and PAL60 television formats--please select above. If you do not select an option, you will receive an NTSC cartridge by default.
|Number of Players||1|
|Cartridge Size||32K Melody|
|Graphics, Code and Design||Mick Muze|
|Sound Effects Driver||Darrell Spice, Jr.|
|Packaging Illustration and Design||Mick Muze|
The first "quest" took me a few play sessions to beat and I'm working on the the tougher 2nd quest now. I do wish there were at least a couple more items to find in the dungeon (like a shield to block enemy projectiles), but the quick and easy approach works well for these kinds of games.
I highly recommend this one, it was worth the wait for the physical release!