Dungeon Heroes: The Board Game ($3.99) by Gamelyn Games is a daunting new app adaptation of the popular board game of the same name. It provides many options for gameplay: within the classic and arcade modes, you can opt for one player against the computer, two players with a friend, or online. It action place in a dungeon, where one player has to build a dungeon, tile by tile, and the other has to infiltrate it. If playing against the computer, the dungeons will be generated for you.
Dungeon Heroes: The Board Game cleverly integrates the thought-provoking characteristics of a strategy game with the multiplayer fun of a board game. Like a game of football, there is one offensive team and one defensive team. Whoever is playing defensively will construct a labyrinth, Indiana Jones-style: booby traps, monsters, the works. They can even hide little treasures for the other player if they’re feeling generous.
Meanwhile, the second player is the exploration team. They choose the positions of their four heroes: a wizard, a cleric, a rogue, and a warrior. Their job is to unravel all of the obstacles put in place by either the computer-generated dungeon or the second player, whether they be online or sitting across the table from you.
I especially admire this app because of all of the originality the developers put into it. For example, they use their own voice actors and composed their own soundtrack to supplement the game. And of course, the artwork is beautifully illustrated in an extremely professional manner. Every aesthetic characteristic of the game is integrated seamlessly, and gameplay is smooth and easy to learn.
If you really love board and puzzle games, you’ll also love 6 Takes! It’s similar to this app in that it was first a bestselling physical board game before it was an iOS app. It involves strategizing and thinking just like Dungeon Heroes. You also will love Mecha Ace, an original choose-your-own-adventure styled text-based game. Like Dungeon Heroes, it requires planning ahead and intelligence to succeed.
In conclusion, Dungeon Heroes: The Board Game delivers on every level, from the premise, to the gameplay, to the sound and artwork. Sure to please any crowd, with its challenging premise and exciting nature, this app is well worth the investment. Dungeon Heroes: The Board Game is universal and available for $3.99 on the App Store.