Though there were a text-based few dungeon crawlers games created by college students in the 1970s based on the Dungeons & Dragon role-playing game, Mattel Electronics Intellivision’s Advanced Dungeons & Dragons was the very first licensed D&D game. The game was released in 1982, one year before CBS’ Dungeons & Dragons cartoon, but the hero in this ad looks remarkably similar to Hank the Ranger. Or should I say, Hank the Ranger looks remarkably similar to him? Of course, for all I know, this is how all the rangers dress in the world D&D.
The game was later re-leased and given the subtitle of Cloudy Mountain in order to separate itself from another Intellivision D&D game: 1983′s Advance Dungeons & Dragon: Treasure of Tarmin.
Enjoy the box art below, but please, keep in mind it’s only to be viewed with a color TV.