Deathtrap Dungeon (video game)
Cover image for the 1998 video game Deathtrap Dungeon.
Deathtrap Dungeon (or Ian Livingstone's Deathtrap Dungeon) is an action-adventure game released in 1998 for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. It is based on the adventure gamebook of the same name (the sixth in the Fighting Fantasy series) written by Ian Livingstone, and published by Puffin Books in 1984.
The game is a third-person adventure, with the player taking the role of an adventurer (either the Amazon "Red Lotus" or the Barbarian "Chaindog"), who at the invitation of a wizard explores a series of dungeons and must overcome both monsters and traps to find riches.
The game was a bestseller in the UK. IGN praised the variety of monsters and sound effects, but criticized "the glitchy, mediocre graphics, the unintuitive camera angles, and the sluggish control". Gamespot stated "Deathtrap Dungeon turns out to be at the low end of games for the Sony PlayStation".
- Gallup UK Playstation sales chart, August 1998, published in Official UK PlayStation Magazine issue 33
- "Deathtrap Dungeon". EGM². June 1998.
- Eidos Interactive
- Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks - the official website
- Wizard Books - the Publisher's site
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