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Top Dungeon Crawlers Games?

02-09-2010, 09:25 PM
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Top Dungeon Crawlers Games?

Hi guys, I recently played Sword of Fargoal for the iPhone, and I just LOVED it. I was just wondering what your favorite Dungeon Crawler games were, not just for the iPhone. I'm not talking about RPGs, I'm talking about Dungeon Crawlers. There's a difference. Diablo clones are good, too.

Here are a few I know of: (I'll list more as you guys tell me)
Sword of Fargoal (best)
Rogue Touch
Diablo
Torchlight
SketchDungeon (nice)

I would possibly include Dungeon Hunter and Underworlds in there, but those two are a bit iffy.

Again, I'm not talking JUST about iPhone games, I'm talking about PC games, too. I recently played Torchlight and just couldn't get into it. Don't ask me why. I would prefer iPhone games, but I am also a big fan of retro games. If you can think of any for the Atari, NES, SNES, Dreamcast, or any other old-school system, tell me and I could probably pick up a ROM along with an emulator.

Thanks, guys.

Last edited by Twiddle; 02-14-2010 at 02:57 PM.
02-09-2010, 09:31 PM
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You seem to have forgotten Necromancer Rising. That game is insane, and if you like dungeon-crawlers at all, I suggest picking it up.

And I'd consider Underworlds a dungeon crawler since over half the game, for me, was in the dungeon.

And if you don't mind waiting for a new PC game, Diablo 3 is on the way. That game is going to be insane... my friend is getting it and he has an insane computer, so I'm all set lol.

02-09-2010, 11:24 PM
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Necromancer Rising, huh? I'll try that out.
02-09-2010, 11:34 PM
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If you like SOF you may like Cavern too. I played both and I love them. Then you have Rogue Touch which I didn't finished yet but I like so far.
02-09-2010, 11:42 PM
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iNethack (or NetHack, depending on which port you like better)would be right up your alley. And they're free.
02-10-2010, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Santoron View Post
iNethack (or NetHack, depending on which port you like better)would be right up your alley. And they're free.
I tried that game, and although I like retro graphics, those graphics seem to be just a little too small.
02-10-2010, 08:33 AM
#7
Thanks for the Rogue Touch nods of approval, and I agree that Sword of Fargoal is great too!

If you have a Nintendo DS I would *highly* recommend playing Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. It is one of my top 10 DS games of all time, and if you like dungeon crawlers you can't miss it! There's a 3-D version just released yesterday (2/9/2010) for the Wii, but I have not picked it up yet. Must resist a bit longer...

And then there's my next game, from which I posted this teaser image in another thread recently:



It'll be a while before this is done, so no holding your breath! Sorry I don't have any new photos to show yet. I've been digging back into code working on new dungeon generation algorithms for the various areas you will be able to go in the game. Plus my primary sprite artist is on vacation for a couple weeks

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02-10-2010, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Twiddle View Post
I tried that game, and although I like retro graphics, those graphics seem to be just a little too small.
Nethack is one of the most expansive games in existence. It has so many features that there are entire websites devoted to documenting them. The only game I can think of which surpasses Nethack in terms of size and depth is Dwarf Fortress.

Last edited by TheSporkWithin; 02-10-2010 at 08:38 AM.
02-10-2010, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CommanderData View Post

And then there's my next game, from which I posted this teaser image in another thread recently:



It'll be a while before this is done, so no holding your breath! Sorry I don't have any new photos to show yet. I've been digging back into code working on new dungeon generation algorithms for the various areas you will be able to go in the game. Plus my primary sprite artist is on vacation for a couple weeks
This looks very good! Will be waiting for it.
02-10-2010, 11:26 AM
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Cavern? This completely fell off my radar.

Anyone here play it? Impressions?

Edit: Found the original posting in the games forum

Favorites: Siralim | Cavern | Dungeonism | Avadon | Solomon's Keep | Endless Depths | Tallowmere
Now Playing: Dungeons of Chaos UNITY EDITION | Siralim 2

Last edited by Jorlen; 02-10-2010 at 11:33 AM.