Dandy (Atari 8-Bit, 5 1/4" Disk) Atari Program Exchange - 1983 USA, Canada Release

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Dandy
Packaging cover Dandy.
Product ID ATAPX0016
Manufacturer # APX-20210
Platform(s) Atari 8-Bit
Packaging Plastic Clamshell
Media 5 1/4" Disk
Copyright date 1983
Publisher(s) Atari Program Exchange
Category(s) Entertainment, Arcade
Recommended age(s) 8+
Country of Origin United States of America

Description from the packaging.

  • Explore 26 dungeons with friends.
  • Ward off monsters while searching for aids and money.
  • Create your own dungeons.

"Where are you going? The spawners are that way! We need to pick up the food and bombs below us first."

With Dandy you'll enjoy hours of challenging discovery. In this twenty-six level dungeon adventure, cooperation rather than competition is the key to success. You and up to three more players (or one more player on an Atari 1200XL computer) must get past denizens of varying danger. You lose strength each time a monster rams you, and you must constantly stock up on food to rebuild your strength. When the monsters gang up on you, you can fight back with smart bombs, which wipe out all monsters in the area. Should your health deteriorate too much, you wind up in limbo, but another player can revive you by shooting an arrow into a heart. To add to the challenge, you must find keys to unlock secured areas of each maze. After exploring a level, you head for the down disk to warp to the next level.

Once you master all the levels, you can try the higher difficulty levels, and then you can create your own dungeons with the accompanying maze editor. Dandy is certain to become a favorite in your game collection.

By John H. Palevich.

System Requirements

Atari 8-Bit
Required RAM 40K
Requires Joystick Yes

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Plastic Clamshell cover Dandy. Plastic Clamshell back Dandy.

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