Robinson Technologies recently released their new game Dungeon Scroll for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game is said to be a word game mixed with some RPG elements to make it the ultimate word game because, well, who doesn’t like RPGs and word games? I played around with the game enough to make a final judgement, and my overall experience has been positive.
In Dungeon Scroll, you are given a set of letters to unscramble and form words. Each word you make causes damage on the enemies and monsters, and the longer the word, the more damage. Once you fight off a certain number of enemies, you are able to move on to the next dungeon, which features harder monsters and longer battles.
Fun: One of the most important factors in a game is fun. It’s as simple as that, and Dungeon Scroll is just plain fun. I can’t give it a more sophisticated word or replace it with enjoyable because it basically means the same thing. Dungeon Scroll is a fun word game with some great little twists.
Content: You won’t be completing this game anytime soon as the game features around 30-40 levels, and if you die, you have to start over. The game is based off of “getting the highest score”, so it’s more like Wordulous rather than a full-on campaign mode. Showing up on the highscores is a little difficult, but this game will last you a very long time.
Powerups: The powerups in this game are endless, including more damage blocks, etc. Along with the powerup blocks, there are stats that you can raise to increase you health, chance of finding magic blocks, and other nifty little things that aid you in your quest.
Designs: Although designs aren’t bad, they certainly can be upgraded. Animations are a little lower than expectations, and the whole game could use another coat of polish. Of course, the game is somewhat of a port of an old PC game, so these type of graphics isn’t really a surprise. I just would have liked it if the animations and designs were upped just a little bit.
Dungeon Scroll is definitely a welcoming word game that sits quite comfortably next to all my slew of other beaming word games. If you’re a fan of word games at all, Dungeon Scroll is one to look for to add to your collection. Although the RPG elements aren’t as strong as I expected, it’s definitely a great word game in and of itself. It will put your mind to the test along with some strategy and whatnot involved.