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[[Image:Below the Root - C64 - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American Commodore 64 box art.]]
 
[[Image:Below the Root - C64 - USA.jpg|thumb|256x256px|North American Commodore 64 box art.]]
  
'''''Below the Root''''' is a platform adventure game with a fantasy theme developed by [[Dale Disharoon]] and published by [[Windham Classics]] for the [[Commodore 64]], [[Apple II]], and [[PC Booter]] in 1984. The game is based on [[Zilpha Keatley Snyder]]'s book series, [[The Green-Sky Trilogy]]. It is an early pioneer of what would later be known as the [[:Category:Metroidvania|Metroidvania]] genre.
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'''''Below the Root''''' is a platform adventure game with a fantasy theme developed by [[Dale Disharoon]] and published by [[Windham Classics]] for the [[Commodore 64]], [[Apple II]], and [[PC Booter]] in 1984. The game is based on [[Zilpha Keatley Snyder]]'s book series, [[The Green-Sky Trilogy]]. It is an early pioneer of what would later be known as the [[Metroidvania]] genre, though it lacks the action elements.
  
 
I heard about this game because it was listed as a major inspiration for [[Seiklus]], a game I really enjoyed. I looked up the game and found it to be pretty impressive looking, but I've never actually played it.
 
I heard about this game because it was listed as a major inspiration for [[Seiklus]], a game I really enjoyed. I looked up the game and found it to be pretty impressive looking, but I've never actually played it.
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* '''Best Version:''' Commodore 64
 
* '''Best Version:''' Commodore 64
  
==Box Art==
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==Media==
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===Box Art===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Below the Root - C64 - USA.jpg|This same box art was used for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and PC Booter covers. The painting of the giant tree city with a dark underground certainly inspires the imagination.
 
Below the Root - C64 - USA.jpg|This same box art was used for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and PC Booter covers. The painting of the giant tree city with a dark underground certainly inspires the imagination.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Documentation==
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===Documentation===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Below the Root - Manual.pdf|Game manual for all platforms.
 
Below the Root - Manual.pdf|Game manual for all platforms.
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</gallery>
 
</gallery>
  
==Maps==
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===Maps===
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Below the Root - C64 - Map.png|Commodore 64 map with objects.
 
Below the Root - C64 - Map.png|Commodore 64 map with objects.
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[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
 
[[Category: Video Games]]
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[[Category: Apple II Games]]
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[[Category: Commodore 64 Games]]
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[[Category: PC Booter Games]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Action]]
 
[[Category: Platformer]]
 
[[Category: Platformer]]

Latest revision as of 13:15, 7 May 2018

North American Commodore 64 box art.

Below the Root is a platform adventure game with a fantasy theme developed by Dale Disharoon and published by Windham Classics for the Commodore 64, Apple II, and PC Booter in 1984. The game is based on Zilpha Keatley Snyder's book series, The Green-Sky Trilogy. It is an early pioneer of what would later be known as the Metroidvania genre, though it lacks the action elements.

I heard about this game because it was listed as a major inspiration for Seiklus, a game I really enjoyed. I looked up the game and found it to be pretty impressive looking, but I've never actually played it.

Status

I do not own this game and have never played it.

Review

  • Overall:
  • Best Version: Commodore 64

Media

Box Art

Documentation

Maps

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