A favorite on college Unix systems in the early to mid-1980s, Rogue popularized the dungeon crawling computer game dating back from 1980 (and spawned entire class of derivatives known collectively as "roguelikes"). gandreas software now presents the classic for all your iOS devices (10.0 or newer required):
- Playable in either "ASCII" mode, simple graphic characters or fully graphic tile mode
- Designed for simple "menu" based commands, or can be driven entirely via a BlueTooth keyboard for full retro mode.
- Graphics can be zoomed in/out via pinch
- Completely faithful Rogue experience (all the levels, monsters, potions, scrolls, etc...)
Explore the Dungeons of Doom and retrieve the Amulet of Yendor, or die trying!
- Fix bug with keyboard not dismissing when entering player name
Ratings and Reviews
Yay Rogue! But sigh...
So happy to have my beloved Rogue in my pocket! But sad because this implementation is buggy and has major usability problems. It’s subject to random crashes, clearly a bug, and it has weirdness about player names and saved games which also seems like a bug but could be a design problem. As for usability, there seems to be no rhyme or reason about which features are on which supplemental menu. And one constant minor annoyance: why must a double-tap in a tunnel stop at every corner, instead of running to the next fork or doorway as in some other implementations? With no keyboard, saving those unnecessary taps would make a big improvement in playability...
I want to love it but...
... but it just isn’t as easy to use as was the version before the major iOS upgrade. It’s more work than fun.
Developer Response ,
This bug has been fixed in the 2.0.1 update
Please return the previous version to App Store. My latest issue with this one - on level 8 cleaning up my inventory, found a Leprechaun to zap with one of my three unidentified and unused wands, when I selected direction the app closed. When I reopened it, the save slot with my character had vanished. Was it a new, deviously powerful Stave of Character Invisibility? Doubtful, since there have been many other times that I have been dumped, locked, killed, and most of all frustrated by this version. What good is a potion that displays items that are covered by an overlay, requiring travel to all three rooms at the bottom of the map? The deadliest creature in this dungeon is the developer.
- Glenn Andreas
- 28.8 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2018 gandreas software
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.