The game starts of with you, the hero of a chosen race, sex, and costume, waking up in a cave, followed by a brief playthrough tutorial - and then you are left to your own devices to explore and develop at your own pace.
After familiarising yourself with the controls, you find yourself randomly encountering turn-based combat situations, which you can manipulate through stats, weapons, throwing potions, casting spells, and even having a pet (or 5) fight for you. Towns and cities are dispersed through the world of 'North Tyris', each having a unique set of NPC's such as shopkeepers, guards, and quest-givers.
The player is able to earn money through dungeoneering and doing quests, which can be spent on armour, weapons, food, or ...prostitutes, if that's your thing. It's not exactly Grand Theft Auto, but the freedom given to the player is immersive despite the simple sprite interface and display - you become hungry and sleepy over time, become 'burdened' by carrying too much, or 'bloated' by over-eating.
|The player can communicate with various NPCs - here, a selection of raw foods from a low-level baker is displayed.|
|In this random dungeon, the player is immediately confronted with a mixture of both friendly and hostile monsters.|
Game designer's site and DOWNLOAD - http://homepage3.nifty.com/rfish/index_e.html
Elona Wiki - http://elona.wikia.com/wiki/Elona_Wiki
Thanks for reading, have yourselves some fun :)