|Also known as:||Inferno (working title), Descent 1 (informal title)|
|More details:||Official game website, MobyGames, Wikipedia|
|Related games:||Series: Descent, Open source, Theme: Vehicular combat, Games ported to Windows|
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The shareware version includes the first seven levels of the full game.
NOTE: This game can be played directly in Windows using a source port (see the links section below).
You can use the Mac shareware data files with the D1X-Rebirth port to play the game in high resolution. For music, use the Roland SC-55 music pack.
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Imagine cruising around in a spacecraft in a world with zero gravity ... it comes as no surprise that you're not sure where your feet are after a few hours of play. The action and graphics are smooth and you maneuvre through tunnels and caverns, blasting away enemies using the special weapons you pick up. Easy to learn and tough to master, especially in the multiplayer mode with equally able human enemies. It's a great 360 degree gaming experience, worth a try.
Description by Eric Savage
Type gabbagabbahey to enable cheat mode, then type any of the following codes to cheat:
ahimsa: Disable enemy fire
astral: Pass through doors (not walls)
bigred: "Super WowieZowie" weapons
bruin: Gain an extra life
buggin: Turbo (high speed) mode
farmerjoe: Warp to another level
flash: Show the path to the exit
guile: Toggle cloaking
honestbob: Gives you all weapons
lunacy: Fast robots (less shooting)
mitzi: Gives you all keys
poboys: Destroy the reactor
porgys: "Mega WowieZowie" weapons
racerx: Toggle God mode
scourger: "WowieZowie" weapons
twilight: Full shields
Description by VGTips
- DXX-Rebirth (Descent & Descent II cross-platform port)
- Sublevel Zero Prototype (free game similar to Descent)
- Overload (spiritual successor to Descent)
- Sublevel Zero Redux (game inspired by Descent)
- Sol Contingency (game inspired by Descent)
- Roland SC-55 Music Packs (HQ music for source ports) tip
- Roland ED SC-D70 Music Packs (HQ music for source ports) tip