The NES console isn?t well known for solid adventure games, and unfortunately this title (developed by Nihon Falcom of Lord Monarch fame) is no exception. Even if we ignore the fact that this was released by the master of storytelling, Tombs and Treasure is a disappointing game. The plot is clich? (explore the ruins to find the missing professor), the writing very banal (and nothing compared to the outstanding prose of Infocom?s all-text adventures), and the puzzles typical and uninteresting. Infocom fans may want to try this one out anyway for curiosity?s sake, and the game?s easy level and decent graphics might appeal to young children as a way to introduce them to the genre. The rest of us should stay clear of this game, and feel thankful that Infocom?s experimental foray into non-PC systems only lasted this one game.