Manufactured: 1983 for Commodore VIC-20 home computer.
Publisher: Sierra On-Line
Programmed by Keith Zabalaoui for Sierra, Escape from Mt.Drash is considered one of the most valuable if not rarest game ever released for the VIC-20.
Imprisoned within a mountain by "Garrnintrots" your task is to escape the randomly generated dungeon mazes across 15 increasingly difficult levels and do so before the time runs out. Along the way you must defeat a variety of monsters and collect gems to aid in your escape.
from the manual....
"Escape from Mt. Drash is a game of life, and unless you can prevent it, a game of death"
Only 13 copies of the reported 3000 that were manufactured are believed to be in existence. The game was published on Cassette tape and not the standard Rom Catridge. In addition, because of it's length the game required a memory expansion cartidge to be installed on the Vic-20, further limiting it's sales.
The first complete copy of the game sold on eBay in March 2004 for $3,605, in June 2009 a boxed copy without manual was sold on ebay for $1,875. December 2011 and again on ebay an unboxed manual and cassette sold for $676.
I wanta play it:
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Mt. Drash article on "Ye Olde Infocomme Shoppe"
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