Video Game Review: Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom (Arcade)

I had no idea that there were Dungeons & Dragons arcade games until I came across them on my RetroPie. It looks like there are two that I have on there. I started with this one because it looks like it came out first.

This is probably something I missed because it came out around the time that the massive arcade near my house closed down. I also moved to a much smaller town right after that and having a vast array of arcade games at my disposal became a thing of the past.

Anyway, this reminds me a lot of the Golden Axe series of games. However, it gives you more character types to choose from and it has multiple paths you can take to reach the end of the game.

I thought that the graphics and sound were solid, as were the game’s controls and general mechanics.

Man, this was a lot of fun and it also featured a ton of neat, unique bosses that were fun to fight.

In fact, nothing in this game was really frustrating except for the length, as I felt like I was playing this for hours. There’s no way I would’ve had the money or time to beat this in the arcade, back in the day.

Overall, this was a really fun and badass gaming experience. This is certainly something I will come back to over the many years I have left on Earth.

Rating: 8.5/10
Pairs well with: the Golden Axe games, as well as Altered Beast.

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