June 2017 Humble Mobile Bundle: Roguelikes
Another month, another great Humble Mobile Bundle to add to the gaming backlog. This time around, it’s a simple theme: Roguelikes, the super hard genre of dungeon exploring and item management based on the classic game Rogue. Given it’s a genre more about thinking through moves and strategy than twitch reactions, it’s a great genre for the less precise controls of a smartphone. Let’s see what the bundle has to offer:
Desktop Dungeons is a bit of a classic in terms of rougelikes–as its name suggests, it began as simple desktop game, with one screen to work through strategically. The core of the game stays the same, but now it’s on your phone! It’s perfect for idle moments while waiting in line or something similar.
bit Dungeon I
bit Dungeon is a real-time roguelike, so the enemies aren’t going to wait for you to come to them before attacking. However, bit Dungeon is a very simplistic game, as there are not special skills or anything of the like you have to activate on the fly. Just get in there and start slashing!
bit Dungeon II
Being a sequel, bit Dungeon II offers a bunch of improvements over the original game, including nicer graphics and more varied looking locales. Judging by this PC trailer, it’s clearly made for mobile controls, too!
Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic
Pixel Heroes is a very content heavy roguelike that’ll give you a lot of bang for your buck. There are three campaigns to work through, 30 classes to unlock, and just a whole bunch of stuff to work through. This is definitely the game of the bundle that will keep you entertained for hours.
Road Not Taken
Road Not Taken is a beautiful roguelike puzzle game, in which you’re trying to save children that have gotten lost in the woods. Each area is randomly generated, and it’s of utmost importance to try and save as many kids as possible, as it affects the world around you.
Dungelot: Shattered Lands
Dungelot is pretty similar to Desktop Dungeons at its core, with a different coat of paint. Like Desktop Dungeons, you tackle single rooms, but Dungelot is a bit more connected with its world, and the rooms are a bit smaller so they’re quite a bit easier to clear… not that Dungelot is easy, of course.
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Heroes of Loot 2
Heroes of Loot 2 stands out from the other roguelikes by allowing you to control two characters at once. Because of that, you can fine tune your character choices a bit more to your playstyle, as you can choose what you want to focus on in terms of damage dealing and taking.
Most roguelikes don’t have really in-depth plots due to the permadeath nature of the genre, but Sproggiwood is a story driven roguelike to enjoy. Based on Finnish lore, you’re a prisoner of Sproggi and must follow his orders to be free… but with a civilization on the line, it’s up to you how you want to handle your path to freedom.
Star Chindy: SciFi Roguelike
Star Chindy definitely stands out here as it’s quite a bit different from the rest of the games in the bundle. Star Chindy is a rogue-like, but it also has real-time ship and unit battles, making this almost feel like a strategy title with higher stakes. It also has some pretty advanced 3D graphics for a mobile game for its genre, so if your phone can handle it, it’s worth giving a try for the spectacle alone.
Which games do you enjoy the most from this bundle? Let us know in the comments!