->''"The 40th level is Death"''

A graphical {{Roguelike}} for UsefulNotes/MacOS, created by John Raymonds and distributed as unencumbered {{Shareware}} from 1985-1987. Fondly remembered for its colorful bestiary, which drew on ''DungeonsAndDragons'', CelticMythology, and a quirky sense of humor ("The [[spoiler:Floor]] hits!").

The game deliberately cultivates an air of mystery around itself; rather than provide a MonsterCompendium, it offers 26 esoteric "Rumors" such as "Beauty can tame a beast," "A Sethron is 63" tall," and "Roni is life." (Except there's no mention of any "Roni" in the ''entire actual game.'' Our best guess is that [[CreatorInJoke the programmer loved Rice-A-Roni]].)

In 1987, an [[UpdatedRerelease overhauled version]] was published by Woodrose Editions as ''The Dungeon Revealed''--so named for a mail-in offer of the game's source code. While not introducing any color graphics, the revision did bring compatibility with the new color Macs (and remarkably, remained playable through the next 20 years of {{Mac}} hardware and software upheaval). Other additions included digitized sounds, secret rooms, and a [[BossBattle boss fight]] every five levels. However, few copies were sold, and today the Dungeon remains [[FirstInstallmentWins best known under its original name]].

Not to be confused with the other Wrestling/DungeonOfDoom.

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!! This game contains examples of:

* AnAdventurerIsYou
* BlobMonster -- Black Puddings
* CarryABigStick -- Cavemen
* CharacterLevel
* CowardlyBoss -- The Dark Wizard will teleport away to catch his breath.
* CreepyCoolCrosses -- Wielded upside-down by Evil Clerics.
* CriticalEncumbranceFailure -- "You collapse under your load."
* DemBones -- Skeleton Warriors
* DoomyDoomsOfDoom
* DungeonCrawling
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins -- Electric Penguins
* EvilSorcerer -- Evil Cleric, Evil Necromancer, Dark Wizard
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin -- The "worthless potion"
* ExperiencePoints
* FakinMacGuffin -- [[spoiler:There are two Orbs you can find, and one of them is a decoy plastic ball.]]
* FantasyCharacterClasses -- Knight, Fighter, Sage, Wizard, Alchemist, Jeweller, Jones
* FinalBoss / BossOnlyLevel -- [[spoiler:The Dark Wizard is alone on the lowermost floor... but if you don't finish him there, he's willing to stalk you all the way back to the surface.]]
* FireIceLightning
* FullFrontalAssault -- Succubi
* GiantSpider
* TheGrimReaper -- Reapers
* GuideDangIt -- I returned from Level 40 with the Orb... so why won't the door to the surface let me out?! [[spoiler:(Remember the rumor "There are two 'Orbs'"? Try an Identify scroll on yours. And depending on your saved game habits, prepare to retrace a lot of steps.)]]
* HealingFactor -- Provided by regeneration rings.
* HealingPotion
* HitPoints
* ImprovisedWeapon / ConsoleCameo -- A throwable Macintosh computer, whose model changed to match the state of the art as the game was updated. It actually does tremendous damage...and smashes on contact, of course.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons
* JokeItem -- The "Joke scroll" only triggers the response "That was funny", [[FridgeBrilliance but just like any other scroll can fail to take effect if you lack sufficient Intelligence.]]
* LevelGrinding -- Wearing a monster ring causes endless waves of monsters to attack you. Retreat to an earlier level and it causes endless waves of ''fodder'' to attack you.
* LifeEnergy -- Only vampires can drain it; only life potion can restore it.
* LiteralGenie -- Wishing scrolls will grant you nearly any object in the game... so long as you can ''spell'' it. (It's actually quite forgiving: "extra healing potion" and "an Extra-Healing Potion, please" are equally understood, while "Death Blade +9999" will net you a Death Blade +4, the maximum, rather than punishment for your greed.)
* MagicWand
* MasterOfNone -- Each class can identify a corresponding item (Knights: armor, Jewellers: rings and gems, etc), except for the Jones, who has no special knowledge. He does, however, have the highest starting Charisma.
** There are two theories about the significance of the name:
*** Based on the Rumor "Jones lives across the street," that he's a hapless {{Everyman}} and therefore cannot identify any class of item.
*** Based on what looks like a fedora being worn, that he's an AdventurerArchaeologist named [[Franchise/IndianaJones Indiana]].
* MixAndMatchCritters -- The Alligog (alligator/frog) and Lizzog (lizard/frog)
* OurBansheesAreLouder
* PlotCoupon -- The Orb of Carnos
* PoisonMushroom -- Amnesia scroll, confusion potion, blindness potion, poison potion
* RandomTeleportation -- Teleport scrolls and teleport wands
* ReflectingLaser -- Your wand shots can miss the monster, bounce off a wall, miss the monster again, and hit ''you.''
* RoamingEnemy -- The Wandering Eye is the only monster that can turn up at any point of the game (with the probable exception of Level 40). Others are confined to a specific range of levels.
* TheSixStats
* SkippableBoss -- You can flee the Dungeon without slaying the Dark Wizard, but you'll miss out on quite a treasure drop.
* StuckItems -- The equipment you find can be cursed.
* TemporaryBlindness -- Induced by the blindness potion.
* ThemedCursor -- It's a broadsword 'til you quit.
* TransformationRay -- Polymorph wands
* {{Unicorn}}s -- They're black.
* WickedWitch
* WizardNeedsFoodBadly -- But don't eat too much, or '''your stomach will explode.'''

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