Classic maze RPG ‘The Tower of Druaga’ is this week’s Arcade archive game
Anyone else play? Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and Lost Ocean and thinking to myself in a particular dungeon, “huh, what To be Does that slime pixelated labyrinth room refer to? “Well, maybe only this writer is here, but now you can find out the game that inspired that dungeon!
Druaga Tower is an arcade RPG from 1984 that sees you control the knight Gilgamesh and climb 60 floors of the demon tower to save the maiden Ki. Game designed by Xevious‘Masanobu Endō, and has influenced many action RPGs since its release, such as Ys series, Hydalide, dragon slayerand even the original The Legend of Zelda! So it’s a hugely important game.
There are many hidden secrets on each floor, and each of the 60 floors is randomly chosen for each payout. However, it is certainly not an easy one to overcome, as it is notoriously difficult.
Here’s a bit of what the game looks like:
Tower of Druaga will be available on eShop tomorrow, June 2nd and will be priced $7.99 / €6.99 / £6.29. Would you add this classic RPG to your collection? Let us know in the comments section!