Lode Runner is basically in a similar boat to Wizardry, isn't it?
American creation that somehow gained popularity in Japan.
Oh, my word! When I found out about Japan's love affair with the Wizardry games I just -- I was amazed.
The only people who I knew who liked that game were me and my dad, so I had no idea they just skipped on the US market after a while. For all we knew, they were simply gone, dead at the end of the golden age of PC gaming.
I found out over a decade later how wrong I was. ^_^
(I love those games in a way but I also kinda hate them, because easy things aren't usually easy for me. -_-)
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