Heads up: Dungeon Plunder [$1.99] is awesome. It's a rogue-like RPG with a slick slot machine combat mechanic that basically just visualizes all the dice-rolling going on behind the scenes in most RPGs anyway. The end result is that it's way less "clicky" than most iOS titles, but just as cerebral. You'll see what we mean.

In the game, you pick one of three different kinds of heroes and are tasked with saving a fantasy world from a fantasy villain in a fantasy land. What's interesting is that the map and quests are randomized, so every play through ends up being pretty different -- and you'll be playing a lot because death comes easily.

We're really digging this game; the look is great, the battle system works surprisingly well, and its RPG systems are compelling. Give it a look if you're on the fence. Today, we managed to make it through the first area, which is a big deal to us at least.

  • blackbear219

    This looks like a lot of fun, I will definitely pick it up. Kinda makes me want to pick up Puzzle Quest 2 again, also.

    Thanks, TA...for filling my game queue up with way more awesome games than I have time to play!

  • Dominic Duchesne

    Was fun to see you guys have a ball at it. Was cheering for you to spend your level up points and use cooldowns and then at the end: "Noooo! Not the orcs!!" 🙂

    Thanks for the great review and the fun TA Plays, as a solo indie hobbyist you just made my day!


    • http://www.facebook.com/JosueF Josue Feliciano

      Hey Dominic, I know you're a one man team, but is there any chance at an Android port?

      • Dominic Duchesne

        Short answer: yes.

        Long answer: Right now my focus is 100% on updates to the game but I'll look into it one way or another.

      • http://www.facebook.com/JosueF Josue Feliciano

        Well you just made my day! 🙂 If / when you start building the android version, post in the TA android forums and there are a ton of people that will be glad to test for you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.arcelo Patrick Arcelo

    what an unbelievably boring game. I've played arcade games more entertaining than this.

    • http://rekzkarz.com/ REkzkaRZ

      While I disagree, I can see your point. It definitely doesn't have a lot of tension in the game, not a ot of 'excitement'. Stunned it got so many stars!!
      Eli & other dude don't say, 'Hey, how fun would this game be to play for 5 hours"? The slot machine mechanic seems more fun in King Cashing, while wandering the terrain looks better in this game.
      The combat mechanics in all these games is a bit flawed -- no options for maneuvers, skills, etc.
      So far these games are "combat rats, go to shop. Combat wolves, go to shop. Combat humans, go to shop. Combat monsters, go to shop." Yawn. This mechanic *sucks*!
      Imagine if actual adventures novels played out like this?!?!? Conan of Sumeria vanquishes the bad guy, then goes to the market to buy better gear. IT DOESN'T HAPPEN!!!

      Old RPG's involve finding treasure from monsters, not buying it at the mall.

      That said, I might try this game anyway. I like perma-death adventure games!

      • Cheeseball

        You do get random loot from monsters. There's even an option in the shop if you want to sell anything in your inventory.

    • JCat_NY

      I would hope there would be arcade games that are more entertaining than this. On the same note, I've had more fun with this over many arcade games. Some people will enjoy games like this over some FPS running off the infinite quaker eye ball splicing engine. It's all a matter of taste (and to some extent, age).

  • Flourish

    This game looks interesting. Will have to check it out.

  • youngjoon

    Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the recommend

  • mrTofu

    I'm sold! Great TA plays as usual

  • MonkeyChunks

    Hello? Has anyone ever been to a casino? The mechanic is not "slot machine" This is almost directly taken out of Video Poker. Except in video poker you win with poker hands. Here it looks like depending on picked character, the suits instead of diamond, hearts, etc are character specific tools and generic tools.
    I'll add this game to my watch list for sure.

  • wittlewabbit

    looks very refined. another version of dragon era