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08-16-2005, 12:01 PM
Dungeon Explorer on turbo is one of my favorite games ever. So I finally decided to buy the Sega CD version off e-bay and give it a whirl. Man, I can't get passed the first room haha Is the whole game this hard or am I just missing something?

08-18-2005, 12:12 PM
You'll need to spend some time leveling up. Also, try the money trick! Just load your game and head south to the field with the four free piles of treasure. Save your game, load it up again, and head out once more. The treasure respawns every time you load the game!

09-09-2005, 03:38 PM
Thanks for the tips! Man, I love this game! I never thought it would be as good as the turbo version as the turbo version is so perfect. It is definately its own game. What is your favorite character to use?

02-09-2017, 06:29 AM
(sorry for revive this old thread)

I am currently playing DE for Sega CD. The economy system is in fact broken. within the Dungeons you can only get treasures with barely 5$ to 20$. when you complete the Dungeon you will get about 300$ in treasures plus 1500$ for defeating the boss and get the gem.

You can improve your AT/DF buying items, but they get expensive quikly. The ones worthy are the expensive (+3000$). So it is quite difficult to get money to buy proper items.

When you start the first dungeon (bottom left) with stock weapon you can kill the first dungeon enemies with 2/3 hits, enough to maintain them apart from you. But it will take a lot of time to complete each level cause you spend lot of time just waiting to kill enemies. It takes so much time that quite often your food counter will reach 0. Fortunately you can find the feather item that trasports you outside the dungeon, but overall this makes the game boring and slow paced.

In my opinion the gathering curve / skills should make possible to complete the first dungeon with the stock weapon. however the Attack/Defence is too low from the begining and you get so low gold that it is impossible to buy decent equipment.

Unfortunatelly if you just gather gold from the dungeon you will get barely few hundreds $.

So to overcome this you should do the gold trick (save, exit, gather). It is fun to see the gold trick in the game manual, it is evident the publishers knew about the game broken economy. My recomendation is to buy items and get at least +9AT, +3DF. Then start the first dungeon (bottom-left), then second (Upper-Right). Dont know the right order for the rest.

This way the game becomes fun to play and challenging as well.

In my opinion just with few changes in the amount of gold per chest, the game could become awesome, and get rid of the gold trick.

Also the graphics are quite decent and the music is superb, so dont let the unbalanced gold thing ruin the game, it is definetly worth playing.