Game Classification

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance SSI / Marionette (Australia), SSI / Pony Canyon (Japan) / FCI (US/Canada) (U.S.A.), 1988  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Storytelling


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Pool of Radiance is a computer role-playing game that was first released in 1988 for the computer, under the name of Pool of Radiance, and ported to the Famicom (Japanese version of the NES) in 1991 and to the NES in 1990. It utilized the Gold Box engine introduced by its 1988 version and later improved upon in Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures. The game (and the engine) features two different modes: first person perspective for NPC interactions and exploring and a more strategy-board based combat display, where characters and enemies are represented by small icons. Combat is turn-based and requires maneuvering close to your foe for close range attacks. [source:wikipedia]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Commodore 64 - Apple II - Atari ST - Macintosh - NES (Famicom) - PC (Dos) - Amiga