Just the other day, I was wondering about turn-based RPGs for iOS, and right after that, I wandered across Dungeon Crawlers for 99 cents on the App Store. The app actually came out a little while ago, but I’m just now getting into it, and it’s very impressive. The turn-based strategy action is simple, but very fun.
You control a party of three (eventually four) characters, which are cheekily based on The Ghostbusters, each of which have their own various skills to play with, and specialties to use. The enemies are just as varied — some will rush up and hit you quickly, while others will used ranged combat or attack with area-of-effect spells.
The controls are very simple — just tap to move and then tap to attack. I do wish the skills screen was a little easier to use; It has a rotating menu of skills that can be a little testy to react. But the whole system works well, and the game has a steady feed of upgrades and level up progression to keep the quests moving along. Dungeon Crawlers is a really well polished gem of turn-based action, and well worth a look.
Daily iPhone App: Dungeon Crawlers is a turn-based strategy fighter originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.