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App description: Updated for faster, real-time play. Improved frame rate results in much faster and smoother movement in line with faster rogues and runners. A new real-time combat system allows better control and tuning, but you can still let go of all game controls to pause the action.

Dungeons are redesigned for quicker rogue-like play with a much stronger boss, and his cronies, waiting at the very end. Dungeon layouts, monsters and treasure are all randomized for replayability, and dungeons fill with more monsters as you level up.

You have tons of options. Choose Fighter, Ranger or Wizard. Each requires a different strategy. Also pick Human, Elf, Dwarf or Halfling, as well as gender. Then the Academy Store is always available with a huge selection of armor, weapons and spells to customize your unique hero.

Treasure and experience have been tuned for faster leveling and more equipment purchases to try things out. The Academy has also been shortened to get you into the real world faster.

Missions have also been revamped, but you still have the hero quest to become Hero of the Land. You can use missions to gain coins needed for a purchase, or experience required for the next level. You will also find missions with special equipment rewards.

Now create your hero candidate, graduate with honors, and venture out to beat back the invading horde and their ferocious masters.

Repulsa's comments:
One of the hidden gems of the App Store now has a free try before you buy version , with an IAP to fully unlock the whole game. For those of us that already bought it, there is a massive and awesome new update. Check it out if you haven't before, it's free to try!

04-13-2016, 12:15 AM
#2
Dungeoneers Academy: Trials

Thank you for posting this, Repulsa! I somehow missed this one, and am downloading it now.

04-13-2016, 06:58 AM
#3
Dungeoneers Academy: Trials



04-13-2016, 07:49 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,262
This top down dungeon crawl is a hidden gem I really love it.This is the trial version you can unlock the game with an IAP. If you already own this game there is an awesome new update.
04-13-2016, 03:27 PM
#5

Fun Spray Games Dungeoneers Academy is an classic Action/Fantas - RPG Top-Down Dungeon Crawler Game from the past that still is very much enjoyable if you aren`t getting too much disturbed by the used Graphic Engine in the Game that some might just call out for being Old-School which isn`t bad at all.


There isn`t really much that I can tell you about the Game since after around one hour with the Game all I could tell you is that it`s an classic Dungeon Crawler Game where you climb down to those Dungeons and clean them out and for the Gold Coins you might find on your way you can either buy yourself newer gear or sell your old one if you had found a better one meanwhile.


Killing everything in the Dungeon or looting all Chests/Barrels and finding the Key for the Exit will give you three Stars and so most of time I got down the Dungeon and pretty much cleared out every single room and killed everything Monster on my way out of the Dungeon.


While the Game runs in realtime the Battles are turned based so every single of your your move does count and could be your last one so make always sure that your don`t act like some Hero and storm into an room not knowing what might be hidden behind the door you just have opend up.


Afterwards you usually go to the Store and repair all your gear, buy newer once that hold longer or makes more damage or have better stats. Besides that I haven`t encountered anything else what could be done in the Game.


Conclusion:


I had a lot of fun in the hour I was playing the Game and the feature that you replay a Dungeon and that it get`s rebuild and stronger mobs get added to it does add a lot of replay value and I`m sure that some that like those kind of Games will for sure therefore enjoy playing Dungeoneers Academy.

Still I would like to mention a couple of points where the Game doesn`t shine as the rest of the Game:

- Control-System: A couple of times I kinda had the issue that I pressed down and my Hero just went instead either sideways or turned around or something else. I would swear that there is something wrong with how the Directions Pad is reacting to my thumb and I really would like the Developer to look again into it.

- Loot: I can understand that Animals don`t usually wear with them Gold Coins or that Chests aren`t always filled with those but when I kill a Human/Goblin/... generally someone/something where it would make sense that it would carry Gold Coins with it and then nothing, abnsolut nothing does drop then I`m asking myself if it shouldn`t get considered that it would make sense.

- Inventory: I am pretty sure that the Inventory is at the current moment bugged since I had at least twice the case were I did picked up something and afterwards a.) it wasn`t in my Inventory at all also the Game had told me that I had picked up something and even explained to me how to use it only to afterwards realize that there was nothing at all besides the Gear in the Game that I was wearing already. The first time it was a Sword and the second time it was a Helmet.

Besides those three things the Game did run very stable and there were no other issues I had noticed that would make me regret buying the Game at all.

Considering it that the rest of the Game is very solid and that I did enjoy my time with the Game the only major Issue I had with the Game is that it does miss kinda an overall Story Plot and there my Rating for this Game has to be as following:

Rating: 4/5 Dungeon Stars - If you like Dungeon Crawler Games you will enjoy playing the Game even with the above known issues that I had encountered. Everyone else should subtract one Dungeon Star and remember that I`m Old School so take my Rating as what it is and accept it or write your own Review about the Game here on the Forum.
04-13-2016, 04:00 PM
#6
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,262
Very good review I wanted to add that your gear changes your characters appearance and that is one of the little things I really appreciate about this game
04-13-2016, 06:36 PM
#7
Great game, we'll worth .99$ for premium.
04-13-2016, 07:58 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2016
Posts: 105
Played first dungeon seems simple might be good. Most annoying tutorial ever.
04-13-2016, 08:36 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4nd0fg0d View Post
Great game, we'll worth .99$ for premium.
While fairly old, thread for the premium version has a few more posts.
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=285703

Last edited by gmattergames; 04-13-2016 at 08:40 PM.
04-14-2016, 02:20 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sanuku View Post
- Inventory: I am pretty sure that the Inventory is at the current moment bugged since I had at least twice the case were I did picked up something and afterwards a.) it wasn`t in my Inventory at all also the Game had told me that I had picked up something and even explained to me how to use it only to afterwards realize that there was nothing at all besides the Gear in the Game that I was wearing already. The first time it was a Sword and the second time it was a Helmet.
This is probably due to removal of duplicates. If you pick up an item you already have, you will keep the newest one with no degrading on it and sell the previous one immediately (full sell price). This can refresh your items so you don't have to repair them.

The main reason is to keep you from having to go to the store to sell equipment as much. There is no longer a real limit to items you can collect in a dungeon, but you are directed to the store to sell items if you have more than six of any one kind (limit of game save). Previous versions interrupted the game with a popup to ask you to sell an item if you picked up a fifth item.

Of interest: If you find a special boss weapon (or ring) and sell it, you should be able to buy it back at any time. But you can't buy these until you pick them up from a boss drop.

I hope this makes sense. The idea is that selling duplicates immediately and waiting until you exit the dungeon to sell excess items is for speeding up game play in the dungeon.

Last edited by CodeFu; 04-14-2016 at 02:27 PM. Reason: The original quote for the response was missing