The Atari Lynx was very light on Role-Playing Games (RPGs) but that has not stopped independent homebrew developers from creating new entries in the genre. I am a huge fan of classics such as Alternate Reality: The Dungeon and Might and Magic so Silas Adventure was right up my alley.
The story so far
You wake up in a dungeon with no memory of how you got there. You do have your mighty sword and a sense of foreboding evil. Around the corner from the room you wake up in you hear the shuffling of something hard on stone, a hollow sound. Quickly gathering your wits, you decide to trek out into the darkness and towards your destiny. Wherever that takes you, you must triumph.
Nostalgia to the bone
If you grew up playing First-Person Dungeon crawlers, then you know how they work. You move around the levels, usually mazes of some sort, gather your surroundings and fight creatures. Sometimes you run across a friendly Non-Player Character (NPC) that will offer tips, cryptic advice, or services (such as an Inn, armory, etc).
Silas Adventure features that and even has an easy to digest difficulty curve. Starting out, you are in a very linear dungeon. Don’t leave before you find the leather armor awaiting you, it will come in handy later.
Tons of content for a demo
There is a lot of content here for a demo, that is for sure. While this is not the full game you will still be able to get some fun out of it.
There are many enemies, a couple of different themed areas to explore and character upgrades to collect. Just remember, when equipping better armor to also eat to replenish hit points (the only weird thing I found in Silas Adventure).
Head over to AtariGamer.com to grab Silas Adventure.