Dungeon Scroll is a combination of word and RPG game released by Robinson Technologies.
“Arrange tiles to create magic words and blast rats, spiders and skeletons. But beware, a great evil looms beneath the depths. Grab your wand and sharpen your intellect for you’re about to embark on a dangerous journey through twenty-five of the most vile dungeons in the realm!”
The idea behind Dungeon Scroll is a mix of scrabble and an RPG. You travel automatically through dungeons encountering monsters, you are assigned a number of letter tiles and with them you need to cast your spells to attack the monster. The longer the word the more damage that is done to the monster.
Special tiles are dropped that do extra damage to monsters, refresh the tile set or the oracle which automatically makes the best word possible with the tiles you have available, which is great for killing powerful monsters.
There are some strategy elements to the game, as a dungeon will contain several monsters, but you are not allowed to use the same word twice in the same dungeon. Therefore, if use all the best words to kill the easy rats, then you may have a tough time finding a good word when the huge dragon arrives.
As the game progresses you gain scrolls that will give you things like extra health, more damage, makes the monsters weaker or give you bonus points.
The dungeons have 25 sections and can be left and returned to later, as it will save as you quit the game.
The game offers three levels of difficulty. Kidsmode, Normal and Expert. Kidsmodes as it would suggests is fairly simple with monsters that can be killed with short words and lots of bonus tiles.
The game awards silly bonus items at the end of the each dungeon, they are not used in any way, other than to give you a laugh.
The graphics and sound at both good, but they are really just upsized phone graphics on the Touchpad, rather than being really enhanced.
On the upside:
- Interesting mix of word play and strategy.
- Fun to play
On the downside:
- Tile drops are very random, sometimes useful tiles will drop by the dozen, other times nothing.
- Wanted to see more use of the RPG side, with items you could use etc.
Overall, this game is a great mix of word game and RPG. I would have liked to have seen more made of the RPG side of the game. It is challenging on the harder levels. If you are a fan of word games it is well worth a look.
Size: 27.0 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.59