Alternate Reality The City (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Datasoft - 1986 USA, Canada Release

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Alternate Reality The City
Product ID 43499-14458
Product UPC 043499144589
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Retail Box
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1986
Publisher(s) Datasoft
Category(s) Entertainment, Role Playing
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

Kidnapped by an alien spaceship, you find yourself in a room with only one exit. Through this opalescent doorway is The City of Xebec's Demise. Overhead is a panel displaying constantly-changing numbers. At the moment you pass through, the numbers freeze. Whatever levels of Stamina, Charm, Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Skill and Wealth you begin your adventure with are determined at this point.

Mystery and danger await you in the maze of streets. Be wary; not everyone is friendly! East and drink in taverns, where clues are often found in the hearty songs you hear. Battle deadly enemies, uncover marvelous treasures, and learn dark secrets.

You must improve yourself physically, mentally, morally, and financially in The City in order to reach your ultimate goal in the Alternate Reality series: return to Earth or seek revenge on your abductors.


  • Role-playing fantasy game.
  • Original Music.
  • Three dimensional scrolling.
  • Combined keyboard and joystick action.
  • Characters developed in The City can be used in all future installments.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 48K

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