3D Monster Maze is a classic for the British ZX 81 home computer. Coming out in 1982, it is one of the first computer games to use a first-person 3D perspective.
After being introduced to the game by a circus crier, you are transferred to a randomly generated 16x16 maze and have to find the exit. There is but one difficulty: there is a Tyrannosaurus Rex hidden in the maze. As soon as you move, he will begin to chase you, getting more and more active the nearer you get to him. The T. Rex's state is indicated in the status bar, so you'll know if he's still far away ("Rex lies in wait"), if he's approaching ("Footsteps approaching") or if you should really get a move on ("RUN! He is behind you").
So as to give you a chance, you can run quicker than the dino, but many are the adventurers that took a wrong turn or came to a dead end. The exit, of course, lies at such a dead end and is only visible from a few steps distance...
The 2002 Windows remake features sound, color graphics and some extensions of the original game, such as auto-mapping (that, due to the 8-bit technology used in the game, is only working intermittently :-), keys needed to open the exit, and items like a tracker that shows the dino's position and a CD with the maze map. [source:mobygames]
Distribution : Retail - CommercialPlatform(s) : PC (Windows)