This one technically got here out earlier than the tip of the 12 months, however since we didn’t do a brand new video games round-up final week because of their not likely being sufficient video games, it has snuck into this week’s batch and I’m actually glad it did. Dungeon Reels, because the title implies, is a dungeon crawler blended with a slot machine. This isn’t a brand new idea. King Cashing did this greater than a decade in the past, and Tower of Fortune simply shy of a decade in the past. And Dungeon Reels itself has been out on Android for a few years. It speaks to how good a mashup the 2 genres make that a number of video games can efficiently use the idea and never really feel like they’re treading the very same territory.
So after increase fairly a following on Android Dungeon Reels is now accessible on iOS, and to be trustworthy it won’t appear like a lot at first look. It is extremely sparse graphically and its interface isn’t going to win any magnificence contests. It’s a product of only a few individuals who you could possibly inform have been very passionate in regards to the recreation however in all probability aren’t skilled artists or something. Don’t get me incorrect, it’s charming! However it is a “gameplay first” sort of recreation, and fortunately that gameplay is extraordinarily participating.
When you consider it, if an RPG performs out primarily based on cube rolls, whether or not that’s behind-the-scenes or proper out in entrance, it is sensible that one other random determiner like a slot machine reel can take its place so properly. Maybe that’s why this mashup continues to work so properly. Within the case of Dungeon Reels they go a step additional than comparable video games and there’s virtually a deck-building facet to it. You possibly can unlock new units of modifiers to go in your reel and also you’ll add to the reel all through every journey. The reel acts virtually like a deck of playing cards and there’s a lot of technique behind which modifiers you add to your reel or, typically extra importantly, which of them you select to take away.
It takes just a few runs to get conversant in all of the symbols and nuances in Dungeon Reels, however when you do it is a recreation with a heavy “another go” facet to it. When you make your manner by way of the map, which presents some leeway by way of what path you select to take, and beat the ultimate boss you’ll be able to start anew on a tougher issue. The sport is free to obtain with adverts, however there are quite a few reel units you’ll be able to unlock so as to add much more to the sport. You should purchase packs of gems as IAP to purchase these units, or earn gems simply by way of enjoying and unlock them that manner, and an IAP buy of any sort will disable adverts whereas nonetheless permitting you to reap the profit that watching the advert would have given you. It’s a really agreeable pay mannequin.
Like I stated Dungeon Reels in all probability gained’t blow you away visually, and it is likely to be an idea you’ve seen earlier than, however I’m fairly certain you haven’t tasted this specific taste of dungeon crawler and slot machine mashup. It’s free so there’s no purpose you shouldn’t be downloading this one as you learn this.