Mindscape developed the DOS fantasy action game Gauntlet in 1986. Gauntlet is currently NOT abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in a top down perspective in single player, multiplayer (same or split screen) modes. Gauntlet is a conversion from an arcade coin-op machine.
Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.
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Released during the emergence of popularity of role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, the game was a sensation, being the one of the first true dungeon crawl arcade games.
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