We're into playing whatever you guys think is cool, so we decided to give Towelfight 2 [$0.99] a shot after an awesome commenter (and Eli) suggested we do it. And you know what? It's an awesome game. It's sorta like an ultra light rogue-like mixed with a dual-stick shooter. In the game, you play as monocled-man swept up in a battle between gods. He's warped to a strange world with rabid animals and is tasked with getting out. Unfortunately, this world looks a lot like an old-school 2D dungeon and there's a lot of different ways to go and to approach things.

We're calling it "ultra light" because Towelfight isn't all that punishing. If you die, you go back to a warp spot, which is basically a checkpoint that makes your dude throw up. (Don't ask.) BUT, the rest of the game has some rogue-like sensibilities like, say, a huge grid-based map to explore and a pretty deep weapon system.

It's a little pricey as far as App Store games go, so if you'd like to give it a good long look (and watch us fail over and over again) check out the below:

  • Mrwubbs

    2.99 is pricey?

    • Greyskull

      You said it before I could. IMO, the 4.99 price point is the place where, above which, I want to see reviews. I know, that was pretty poor sentence structure :). It isn't that 5 bucks is expensive. Just that 5 bucks can score a good game on sale on Steam or GreatOldGames. Or indiegala/indiegogo etc.

    • Karzay

      Not unless you under value a good time.

    • nonen

      Exactly. TA would you rather it be free with timers and IAP or something? Or maybe you'd just prefer if awesome games like this that don't have the rovio economy of scale didn't get made at all? Come on guys!

    • Jerutix

      I think "pricey" is Brad's response to a large portion of the community here at TA. While I don't find that an issue, I also have a full time job. I'm sure a lot of the vocal community, who is often one of the main audiences of these articles, either can only get free apps or can only buy apps when they get gift cards, likely due to their age.

      But, yeah, $2.99 seems like nothing in the grand scheme. A little more nothing than $.99, but still not much.

    • Illuminerdy

      You guys don't get sarcasm, huh?

  • shadax

    Is it bad that I haven't sunk the cash for this game yet because it doesn't have Game Center support? It's pretty amazing that some games lack a feature that offers more replay value and a better way to share your scores and achievements (and ultimately extends advertisement).

    • Mrwubbs

      They are working on an update that adds GC leaderboards to the time based challenges. Buy it, it's great.

      • shadax

        Good to hear. It does seem like a quality game from the current reviews.

    • http://twitter.com/BScotchShenani B-Scotch Shenani

      Yo! Seth from Butterscotch here. If the game doesn't have one of the core features you want, it makes sense to hold off on getting it until those features are in, so we understand where you're coming from. We're doing what we can to get GameCenter up and running, though our first priority is to give players more options on customizing the controls, since that's kind of a sore point with a lot of people. Thanks for the feedback!

  • KevinS

    Best game in a very long time, would gladly pay double. :)

  • Themagicjesus

    Come on guys:

    Learn to use the map

    Utilize your equips

  • http://twitter.com/tminusvitali Terrence Vitali

    Eli, go back and play those Zelda games, you will have a blast with it. I recently replayed A Link to the Past and had more fun than I do playing most games today.

    • http://twitter.com/Klazuz Herpin Derpinson

      I recently played it as well, it's a great game. I think it's also the best zelda game to start with because the world only consists of one dimension instead of four like in Oracle of Seasons. Things don't get extremely complicated and the gameplay stays awesome.

  • D. Bida

    I'm interested to know what app you use to track your workouts that you were referring to in the video. My iPhone has became my personal notebook when it comes to my workouts so I'd love to know what you use. Other than that, love the game. Would gladly pay for a game like this than not pay for a game and deal with timers/IAP

  • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

    Rogue-like? Not.
    You need a new descriptor for these games other than 'rogue-like'. Rogue-like does not just mean a game with 'sudden death', or 'game with RPG-like elements', but rather a game with sudden death *AND* exploration, finding mysterious loot, delving into depths of dungeons, some have class & race 'builds', character development abilities/skills/pets, etc.
    Please don't muddy the rogue-like waters. I'm a very emphatic fan of rogue-likes. Have been very disappointed with some over-hyped iOS rogue-likes (Fargoal, Dungeon Heroes, 100 Rogues, others) but really happy with a few new discoveries: Cardinal Quest, Dungelot, and Bit Dungeon.
    And my all-time fav game, Dungeon Raid -- which IMO is a rogue-like (lacks exploration aspect but is a mix with 'match-three' games) -- this is a great game which is way overdue for a 5-star TA review, btw.

  • mrTofu

    I just don't get it. People hate on FTP games, and then there's perfectly fine games at $2.99 like this and it's pricey.