Tower of Doom

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Probably the best Dungeons & Dragons game for the Intellivision.

Tower of DoomGraphics: 5
Sound: 3
Replay Value: 5
Notes: 1-player game; Easter Egg
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Tower of Doom was arguably the best Dungeons & Dragons game made for Intellivision - some prefer Treasure of Tarmin. Sure, it wasn't licensed to bear the Dungeons & Dragons title, but it's clearly meant to be a D&D game. The Blue Sky Rangers' site even states that claim, I think. In fact, my pals over at RavenSoft have a sanctioned AD&D Tower of Doom arcade game in their break room! Although, I believe the working title for this game was Tower of Mystery. This INTV game has great arcade action like Cloudy Mountain, combined with a wider variety of monsters, lots of cool magic items, and a multilevel dungeon style a la Treasure of Tarmin. Its visuals are more interesting than Tarmin's, too, but without the first person perspective. The real-time level map that's filled in as you explore is a great touch, as well as the close-up battle action, also in real-time, unlike Tarmin's turn-based combat.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, two variations have been found.
Manual No variations have been found.
Overlays Custom overlays have been designed and distributed by Psycho Stormtrooper.
Label No variations have been found.
Easter Eggs One Easter eggs has been confirmed - game credits - and a second rumored (but never produced).




A total of two Tower of Doom box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tower of Doom Box (INTV Corporation 8600) INTV Corporation 8600 None   No origin or copyright date; game title on bottom flap—title is upright when box lays face-up
Image not available. INTV Corporation 8600 None   UPC barcode on bottom flap, but no game title; no origin or copyright date

As is the case with Super Pro Football and World Championship Baseball, a game title vs. UPC variation on the bottom flap of the box has been found. My theory on this is that the earliest copies of the game, available only through the Triton catalogues, had the game title only. Later copies, destined for store shelves, added the UPC barcode. Note that the barcode has the digits 08600 at the end - 8600 was the catalog number of Tower of Doom.

Tower of Doom Box Flap w/ Logo
Game logo appears on bottom flap of box

Tower of Doom Box Flap w/ UPC
Only the UPC barcode appears on the bottom flap of the box





Only one version of the manual has been found for Tower of Doom.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tower of Doom Manual (INTV Corporation 8600) INTV Corporation 8600 None   Accordion-style folding; cool font!




A total of two Tower of Doom overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Image not available. Psycho Stormtrooper 8600-02 None   Custom overlay designed by Psycho Stormtrooper
Image not available. Intellivision Productions 8600 None   Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback; reissue of the Orphan Overlay by Psycho Stormtrooper; note the addition of the Intellivision Productions copyright and modified Psycho Stormtrooper logo




Only one version of the label has been found for Tower of Doom.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Tower of Doom Label (INTV Corporation) INTV Corporation N/A None   Large label, square corners; game title in large bold font




Title Screen Reminds me of Castle Grayskull...
Enter the Tower of Doom! It may seem trivial, but the flickering of the torches was a really cool effect.
Battle Grumpy Bestiary When you enter combat, the game enters a close-up mode, but your backpack and birds-eye map remain visible.
Exploring the Dungeon As in the first D&D game, the maze is initially revealed to you as you explore. The birds-eye auto-map is a welcome touch.





Game Credits Easter Egg

Credit: The official Intellivision Lives! site

Press Reset: You must be at the title screen
Either Controller: Press [0] and hold
Easter Egg: Credits for the game scroll by:

Game Credits



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