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Game Downloads

Click on each game for a detailed description and download link.

I recommend that all of these games be run using the free DOSBox utility. That will solve any problems you might encounter with the games running too fast, or with the run-time error 200 bug. Mo'Slo is still available for download, however it has been deprecated in favor of DOSBox.

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ANSi Dude

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An eye-popping text-mode extravaganza, ANSi Dude couples innovative gameplay features with the most advanced character graphics.

ASCII Invaders

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Keep watching the skies! Space Invaders joins the text-mode ranks with this new release. Move over Pong.

Christmas Carols

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A special holiday season download, guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!


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A text-mode game based on the classic board game Mastermind.


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If you have any affinity for mazes and labyrinths, this game deserves a look.

Islands of Danger

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The yardstick against which all other text-mode games are measured. An absolute must-see!

Kingdom of Kroz

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One of the most famous text-mode games, Kroz launched the career of Scott Miller and Apogee software.

Mission Maze

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Go on a top secret operation for Mission Control to recover stolen objects from a hostile space station.

ML Crux

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What do you get when you cross Tetris with Pipe Dreams? Download ML Crux and find out.

ML Loyd

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Take a stroll down memory lane with Bob Lancaster’s version of the gift shop favorite.

ML Yaht

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The famous game of chance with five dice. This is by far the best implementation I have seen.


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An outstanding version of the Parker Brothers classic. You’ll be surprised how exciting this game can be!


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Can you line up five colored stones in a row? It may sound easy, but this variant of Tic-Tac-Toe is not for the faint of heart.


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Download a piece of computing history, the game that led to the creation of networking giant Novell Inc.

Stained Glass

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A colorful variation on checkers that will have you second- guessing yourself long into the night.


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Take command of your tank brigade, advance on an occupied city, and disarm a ticking time-bomb.

Tear Down the Wall

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An addicting strategy game where the objective is to knock down a wall brick by brick.

Text Missile Command

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The video arcade classic, revived in one of the most unusual uses of text-mode format I have seen.


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Possibly the most ambitious text-mode game ever written, ZZT still has a loyal following today.

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