Madou Monogatari is a series of dungeon crawlers produced by compile from 1989 to somewhere mid-90's when Sega bought the rights and used the characters for the Puyo Puyo series. The games have been ported to many systems since then and even compiled in special floppy disks, such as this version (which includes the first 3 games). There are slight differences among the versions for each platform, but my favorite is still this one. Well, at least the first game, I really hated Arle's portrait on the second and third game, even though the rest of the art is okay. I also love how the devs played with the "cute" character in such a dark environment like it was nothing… in fact, I wish more games did things like these.
The music is also fantastic.
Gameplay-wise it's pretty simple; Arle is taking her test to graduate from kindergarten, which consists on entering the magical tower, taking a few magical balls hidden in the dungeon, and escape. I've read many critics about how the lack of any numbers other than gold is bad, but honestly it's pretty easy to figure out your or your enemies' condition by reading what they say and looking at the portrait.http://www.mediafire.com/file/dg3mjz2s42dawn8/%5BPC98%5D_Madou_Monogatari_1-2-3.zip
How to play: Insert the system disk (MADO*_SY.fdi) into the first drive (A:) and the data disk (MADO*_SA.fdi) into the second drive (B:). When saving, expulse the data disk and insert the save.fdi into the drive B, then eject and insert the data disk again.