1-Bit Rogue: A dungeon crawler RPG‪!‬ 12+

Kan Kikuchi

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 475 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



1-Bit Rogue is a simple roguelike!
It’s a monochrome game featuring super simple retro pixelart!
Features a chiptune soundtrack for that nostalgic PSG sound chip feel!

Game Details:
- A 50-floor randomized dungeon
- Defeat dragons and collect artifacts!
- Weapons decay with use -- if they hit 0, they’ll break!
- Choose from five classes (including a ninja!)
- Also features a final boss and epic ending!

How to play:
- Use the virtual D-pad to move in four directions
- Long-tap to skip a turn
- Use coins to level up
Access the level up menu from the bottom left of the title screen

Dev team:
- Art direction/game design/graphics/sound: Skipmore
- Programming/level design: Kan Kikuchi
- Translation: NEP

What’s New

Version 1.3

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

Modify ads.

When you purchase "3-bit color mode", remove banner ads and popup ads.
bug fix.

bug fix.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

MarbleSwan ,

Just a few things

First off: Great app! It's a small single focus app, that keeps me coming back. Not many apps can do that. If it were made by anyone else, I would play like 3 times & delete it.

I do have some suggestions, from least to most important, here they are:

The exits: I would appreciate it if the staircase rotated so that it would make sense, and not be a staircase facing a wall. The staircase would always be facing the way of the hallways. It's small, but I feel like it would make the game feel more polished.

Variation: As much as I love playing the game, I can only do it a few times a day, and then I come back the next day. Some more variation other than floor layout would be interesting. Maybe secret hidden rooms behind non solid walls? What about legendary varieties of common enemies, that have more health. The ability to add 1 custom weapon that gets added to the pool ofexisting weapons would be neat, and it would always be cool to encounter it. What about a class of character that can walk two frames without causing enemies to have a turn? Lastly, either a melee weapon that can hit two spaces ahead of you rather than one would be awesome.

TheTallRonan ,

Cute but repetitive

This game definitely gets down the feel of a traditional roguelike, with simple controls, permadeth, and an enjoyably tense atmosphere as you try to resource-manage between gold, health, and progress. That’s the game at its best. At its worst it’s grindy and tedious, and sometimes feels unfair. While I’ve definitely died a few times to mistakes I’ve made, too often it feels like you just find yourself in an unwinnable situation: you have no weapon, you’re in a dead-end area, and there’s a monster in the way. It’s kind of annoying to die every time because you took a wrong turn in the maze (or spawned in the wrong place), especially when death means a tedious slog through the earlier levels of the dungeon to reclaim your progress.
All in all I’d recommend it, but it gets repetitive pretty quickly.

k-m1n ,

Been a while

It’s been a long time since I last played this.

The gameplay is great, it’s simple puzzles disguised as a retro dungeon crawler.

However, this app deserves a one-star review, I would rate zero stars, but that doesn’t seem like an option. Why does it get a low score? Because of the aggressive advertising on it. Ads that pop-up after every death that cannot be skipped until an “x” appears a few moments later, or an ad that pops up every now and then that doesn’t even let you leave it, instead the only way to get past it is to click on the ad. Opening the game sometimes causes these ads to pop up.

When you die, you have an option of giving up a portion of your gold to continue *or* you can PLAY ANOTHER AD.

Furthermore, it looks like they’ve since added a banner ad that’s always on the bottom of the page since I last played a couple years ago.

And then, get this, despite raking in cash from the sheer amount of ad revenue this downloadable billboard makes, the developer has the audacity to make a separate page on the Home Screen to ask for donations. Like mate, your game is almost bloody unplayable because of the ads you’ve rented out across the blasted thing. Do you think I’m going to pay you $3 to watch even more ads (but this time the game has a whopping three colors added to it!!!!!!). Bugger off.

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