Dun Darach

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Dun Darach
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English/European Amstrad CPC 3" Disk edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Gargoyle Games
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Developer: Carter Follis Software Associates
Media: 3" Floppy Disk
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Dun Darach
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English/European Amstrad CPC Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Gargoyle Games
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Developer: Carter Follis Software Associates
Media: Compact Cassette
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Dun Darach
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English/European ZX Spectrum edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Gargoyle Games
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Developer: Carter Follis Software Associates
Media: Compact Cassette
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Dun Darach
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English/European Amstrad CPC Cassette (Rebound Re-release) edition
Rel Date: 0000-00-00
Publisher: Rebound
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Carter Follis Software Associates
Media: Compact Cassette
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Dun Darach
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English/European ZX Spectrum Cassette (Rebound Re-release) edition
Rel Date: 0000-00-00
Publisher: Rebound
ZX Spectrum
Developer: Carter Follis Software Associates
Media: Compact Cassette
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From Wikipedia: Dun Darach is an arcade adventure published in 1985 by Gargoyle Games. The game is a prequel to the 1984 game Tir Na Nog as the story takes place before that game, when Cuchulainn was still alive. The background history is based on Celtic folklore about the hero Cuchulainn, and his battles against the people of Connachta in ancient Ireland.

Dun Darach is an arcade adventure with interface and presentation nearly identical to Tir Na Nog or Marsport based on collecting objects, solving puzzles based on word puns or lateral thinking and interacting with other characters wandering through the city. The animation is in the same standard as Tir Na Nog, although there is no parallax scrolling. Since the game can take many hours to complete, there is support for saving its state to cassette tape.

Dun Darach improves over its predecessor in that other characters can give short hints to the player, rob him, and confiscate his belongings if he carries stolen goods. The player can also now buy, steal and sell goods from the many shops in the city, bet at a casino (Iomain Ludum) and even deposit money at a bank with daily compound interest. The city of Dun Darach is large and consists of different quarters with shops and the current time of the day is indicated by torches in the wall and by the greetings of characters. There is a "blank" area in the centre of the city in Iomain, the pleasure quarter; this was originally intended to be a brothel called "Lady Q's" and would have opened into a whole red-light district (this was censored and all that remains is a sign saying "Forbidden"). Cuchulainn can move north, south, east and west with the player "rotating" the view using the keyboard and then having Cuchulainn move left or right on the screen, so only one side of the street is visible at once.

Source: Wikipedia, "Dun Darach," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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