November 1st, 2012 | By Alex Wilkinson
I knew I was onto a winner with Dungeon when one of the developers state this about the game “Dungeon is a tragic platformer about what can happen in a castle, and how it affects people like you and me.”It clearly is a very poignant sentiment and one I am sure we can all relate to as who has not had events in castles directly affect them.
Dungeon really does live up to the developers hype with a fantastic retro style that reminds me of the dawn of computer game. Not looking out of place on a Spectrum the graphical style really is very nice and although simple it clearly has been well designed.
The audio only adds to the game really fitting into the whole retro vibe fantastically. In fact the premise of the game and the audio really did bring back nostalgic memories of the classic – and still the best – Prince Of Persia game on the Amiga for me.
The gameplay only feeds into this being a 2D platformer designed in a dungeon with hard as nails gameplay. Which of course speaks to me greatly being a big fan of Prince Of Persia. Even though platformers are really not my style overall – as I am terrible at them – I got a lot of enjoyment from Dungeon
Average play time – 10 minutes
Dungeon has a lot of playability and is great fun, although very frustrating. The retro style and classic gameplay evokes a great sense of nostalgia for me and with solid gameplay mechanics Dungeon really is a great title to play. Download the game from the TIG forums here.
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