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App description: Dungeon Raid is going to challenge your strategy skills to the max! Trace a path and match the tiles to collect treasure, buy and upgrade weapons and defeat monsters in this exciting and addictive puzzle roleplaying game. Things happen fast in Dungeon Raid, so gather your courage and dive in!


"Dungeon Raid is an effortless recommendation... download this game now."
- TouchArcade

"Pick this one up. For its price, they definitely made me feel like it was well worth the money in so many ways"
- appSafari

"If youre looking for a different type of match 3 game or youre an RPG nut that wants to get a quick fix every now and again, Dungeon Raid is just the game for you"
- TouchMyApps

"Dungeon Raid manages to capture the essence of both rogue like dungeon crawling, and addictive match 3 in a easily accessible formula"
- TouchGen

"Its a fun mix of match-three puzzling and role-playing"
- Pocket Gamer


Dungeon Raid is a puzzle RPG, a blend of puzzle game with roleplaying mechanics. Your mission is to trace a path through a set of matching tiles, but watch out you may be attacked by enemies who improve as fast as you do.

As you go, the object is to collect as many resources as you can, like gold and experience. Get enough points and you can buy or upgrade equipment and level up. All the while, remember to avoid those nasty enemy skull tiles and fight them off for as long as you possibly can. And don't get too greedy, or you risk being overwhelmed!

The higher you go in a Dungeon Raid game, the more strategy youre going to need to match a greater number of tiles, grab bonuses and stay ahead of those evil adversaries. Never forget that they improve as the game continues.

Keep your wits about you as you play Dungeon Raid. As you level up, there are many trade offs to consider and complimentary combinations of skills to be chosen. If youre not used to the tense pace of the higher levels, go ahead and start on easy difficulty. That gives you the chance to play the game in a more relaxed way, and watch how powerful your avatar can become.

Regardless of your skill level, youll never get bored with Dungeon Raid because theres so much going on! There are hundreds of items to collect, a growing list of character skills and many different strategies for you to use. Youll be itching to play just one more turn, just one more game for hours and days on end.

Features:
4 difficulty levels: select a relaxing easy game or go for a challenging and strategic experience
2 challenge modes
400+ unique items to buy and upgrade
77 achievements to unlock
40 diverse abilities to help you and hinder your enemies
30 special monsters to defeat
20 powerful upgrades to apply to your items
10 character classes to unlock & customise
Level up and improve your avatar as you kill enemies and collect experience points
Global leaderboards using Game Center & OpenFeint
Play your own music during the game
Constant save system: quit the game and return to it at any time

If you want the thrill of playing a truly exciting game, youve come to the perfect place. Download Dungeon Raid now and prepare to be impressed!

See this exciting game in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eumnCTG0AE8
11-15-2010, 01:53 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
Intriguing, but not at this price without a video or a lite.

11-15-2010, 02:09 AM
#3
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 386
Indeed.

Also, can't tell if the art is bad, or just "stylistic".

But I'm a sucker for RPG progression mechanics in any genre.
11-15-2010, 02:20 AM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,541
Interested...is there any story or it's more like Sword&Poker or Shining Core?
11-15-2010, 03:03 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 975
I'd have to see more before buying but I love rpg match3s

Add me to your Game Center .... Lacedolphin
11-15-2010, 03:42 AM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
I picked it up after all. Haven't had enough time to play yet for a firm opinion, but initial impressions are very good. I'll post more later after I have a bit more time to play. Can say this much for now though: this isn't a throwaway title. Clearly some care and attention to detail have been applied, and no one thinking about picking this up need be concerned about a general lack of quality or polish.
11-15-2010, 03:45 AM
#7
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6,274
The game has been temporarily removed from the store.

Now Playing: iStunt 2, Monster Trouble, Zombie Runaway, Stylish Sprint, Grim Joggers, Holy Moly Dragons, Fight Night Champion, NBA Jam, Rat On a Skateboard, Puzzle Quest 2, Jungool, Super Stick Golf, Smoody, Gravity Guy.
11-15-2010, 03:55 AM
#8
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,541
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
I picked it up after all. Haven't had enough time to play yet for a firm opinion, but initial impressions are very good. I'll post more later after I have a bit more time to play. Can say this much for now though: this isn't a throwaway title. Clearly some care and attention to detail have been applied, and no one thinking about picking this up need be concerned about a general lack of quality or polish.
Was there any story or is it a compilations of battles?
Thanks!
11-15-2010, 04:16 AM
#9
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 543
It's not clear to me from the screenshots what the gameplay is like. I don't see anything about what you fight against, or if there's more to the game than the battles.

I assumed initially the game would be like Puzzle Quest, but without more screenshot variety it's hard to say. I'd be curious to see a gameplay video / more pics.
11-15-2010, 05:04 AM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
Game Impressions

Ok, basically: this is a lot like a cross between a match-3 and a rogue-like. Nearest thing to it I can think of is Puzzle Quest, except that there is no story to speak of: again, think more "rogue-like" than "RPG" and you'll just about nail it.

Gameplay isn't the same type of match-3 as Bejeweled, Puzzle Quest, etc. either, as you can probably tell from screenshots. You don't slide the tiles but rather draw a line through 3 or more of the same type that are adjacent. Vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.

Another significant difference from Puzzle Quest is that you aren't battling an opponent; you are actually battling the skull tiles which appear on the board. Each one on board will do damage to you every turn. Matching sword tiles with skull tiles will in turn damage the skulls and eliminate them. Eliminating skulls gives you experience which in turn gains you levels and upgrades.

Additionally you are able to match coins until you fill up you purse/chest, at which point you are able to access a store to purchase weapons/armor, and, also match shields which replenish your defense and deflect some damage before your actual HPs go down.

Essentially then, the gameplay consists of balancing damaging the skulls with collecting coins and replenishing your armour. The goal appears to be simply to survive for as long as possible. Running out of hits points means game over and a restart from the beginning.

The game has local leaderboards only, which is the only serious flaw I could find. Thankfully, it's also one that's very easily fixed.

Technically everything appears to be sound, polished and well put together. Graphics and sound are adequate. Gameplay is fast and smooth. No music but it says you are able to play your own.

Overall a strong recommendation. Hopefully global leaderboards will be added, and if the dev chooses I can easily see a number of possible other enhancements and gameplay additions which could make this even stronger down the road.