Last Updated: 2/2/17
Release Date: TBA
Latest Source: Click Here
Old Demo: In Qbasic files section
I dug up the version of Hellbent I was working on back in Summer of 2006 and added
to the download link above under "Latest Source". This version was a complete re-write
from scratch. It has a full working random weapon drop system complete with special
rare weapons. There is a full working inventory screen where you can examine, drop
and equip items you pick up. (Or use if they're health or healing items). The inventory
screen also has a dungeon map that gets revealed as you explore the dungeon.
Bad guys can be attacked with your main equiped weapon (using space bar) or through
magical spells that cost MP. (Fire, Ice, Dark). You can also cast a heal spell to
heal yourself if you're hurt or a return spell to leave the dungeon.
Breakdown of spells:
- Fire - Does fire damage. Can only attack one enemy at a time. Starting spell
for the Mage. Damage increases with level.
- Ice - Does ice damage. Ice attack is an area atack using you as the center
location. Area damage and size increases with spell level.
- Dark - Does dark damage. Creates an area effect damage based on the bad guy
that is targeted. Area damage and size increases with spell level.
- Heal - Heals the player. Amount of health healed is increased with each level.
- Return - Leaves the current dungeon and returns the player to the last town
Enemies, people, item boxes and items are all targeted automatically based on what's
closest in range. You can cycle through the targeted selection by using the "t"
I should note that the character that's included in the latest source release from
2006 has every spell unlocked as well as special armor and weapons. You can reset
the player by modifying the PLAYER.DAT or TEMP.DAT files. HELLBENT.BAS is the latest
version of the game. I also included HELLBNT2.BAS which is a little older but has
working room to room transitions that got broken sometime in Aug 2006. There is
also a full change.log in the zip file as well. If you're using Dosbox, you'll probably
have to slow the game down a bit as it doesn't really have any useful frames per
PLEASE NOTE: Images are VERY out of date. New ones coming soon!
Hellbent is an ASCII top-view action/rpg where you go into dungeons and kill all
the baddies you encounter. While doing so, you collect a myriad of items (over 100
different items!). Items range from weapons, armors, and potions. There are rare
weapons and armors to collect and certain dungeons only drop certain rare items
and "stock" items. Drops are random and so are their stats. (Within a given range).
This makes almost no weapon the same, even if of the same type! Don't worry about
getting lost, there's a built in map that shows you were you've been and where you
are currently in the level grid!
In town you can prepare for you quests into the dungeon. You can buy/sell items
and get you next quests location unlocked. (Granted you beat the necessary prerequisites).
When you enter a level it's map is selected randomly so you're not always running
through the same level over and over again. Layouts will change each time you enter
a level, adding to replay! Hopefully this, with conjunction of the large "random"
factor, will help the game be more enjoyable and addicting to it's players.
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