Mech Dungeon is a fun and creative new game that plunges players into the dark depths of a gloomy maze.
Created by Act1 Corporation, this game is part maze, part first person shooter, and offers lots of gameplay potential for players.
Concept and Gameplay:
If you’ve ever played dark dungeon crawlers like Doom, Mech Dungeon has the same feel. You never know what’s lurking around the next corner and you have to be prepared to kill or be killed.
New players are treated to a tutorial that goes over the basics of movement and combat. Motion is controlled by buttons on the screen and you have to individually dictate your character’s motion by tapping.
Combat requires you to tap to shoot or swipe for melee.
Mech Dungeon goes beyond dungeon grinding for a high score, which I was really pleased to see.
You can work to upgrade your character and improve their stats using loot found while playing. The one downside is that if you die, you lose any loot you’ve acquired.
The strongest feature of Mech Dungeon is character customization. As you play the game you’ll earn loot which can be spent on upgrades.
One feature I wish Mech Dungeon could include is different difficulty levels. New players will find that enemies can knock your health down pretty quickly, which makes it difficult to upgrade your character.
This isn’t an issue for fast players who are really amped up about beating baddies, but casual players might get a bit frustrated.
Mech Dungeon can be downloaded from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone and iPad. I couldn’t find any in-app purchases, but ads do appear at the bottom of the screen while you’re navigating the game menu.
Overall, Mech Dungeon will definitely appeal to gamers who like dark atmospheres and surprises at every turn.
It requires quick reactions so you don’t die, but I really like the fact that you can work on customize your character to make them tougher to take down.
Mech Dungeon requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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