Advanced Dungeons & Dragons on Intellivision

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.

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6 thoughts on “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons on Intellivision

  1. This game was epic for the day. My cousin and I still joke about the noise the game made when the was dragon near. It is laughable by today’s standards, but in the early 80′s it was so new to us. Great post. Thanks for the trip back in time.

  2. What a Crack up this was to see. I remember this game, the neighbors had it when I was growing up (we had the Atari 2600 instead of Intellivision), and my Aunt and Uncle who I saw about once a year or so had it at their place.

    (From what I remember, no kids had more than one entertainment system back when this was new, the dang things must have been on the expensive side lol. It was Atari, Intellivision, and Colecovision, hopefully you had at least one friend who had those which you did not lol)

    (and yeah, the dragon noise lmao)

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