POWDER is a fast-playing turn-based dungeon crawl in the roguelike-tradition.
Years of polish have refined this hack-and-slash adventure into one of the most approachable examples of the roguelike genre.
Fixes over-broad rating classification.
No actual changes to the functionality.
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Fantastic game in need of an update!
I've been playing iOS games for about 6 years now, and this game is easily the best I've ever played. It's got a steep learning curve, controls that can be moved and customized, and endless replayability. It's a true roguelike, which means you should expect top down dungeon crawling with lots of random elements, permadeath, and many interesting decisions to make! I highly recommend it to everyone who isn't afraid to get used to its initially daunting control system, and of course everyone who knows that good graphics aren't a necessity to a good game. My only issue with it is the near abandonment of it by the developer. This game is in desperate need of a little polish (and wide screen support!). I'm sure every fan if the game would agree that some new weapon, spell, and monster types would be a welcome addition, as would a new sprite set from a professional pixel art designer. Maybe these are just foolish dreams, but I can't help wanting my favorite mobile to get the treatment it deserves!
This is the best roguelike on the iOS today.
When you first start, you will notice that the graphics are not as good as other iOS Roguelikes and the controls take some getting used to, but no one ever played Roguelikes for the graphics.
Controls do take a little getting used to, and I have on occasion hit the wrong button due to their size.
Aside from that and the lack of sound this game is a perfect fit for the iPhone or iPad. Games are quick, which I like in my Roguelikes. Monsters stats are created randomly, so no two monsters are alike in any game, or even in the same game. This makes the game tense and makes it so each encounter in important, and you are never simply going through a level, slaying every monster you see, knowing you can overpower them, and slowly becoming bored.
Due to this mechanic, death comes quickly and is interesting. I love discussing my deaths in Roguelike games, and this game will give you plenty to talk about. Lots of items and classes and constantly bickering gods are the icing on the cake for this great game.
I have noticed some people complaining about the ten dollar unlock price for a free PC game. The game is free to download and is free up to level 15. If you decend beyond that level, then you have received 10 dollars of fun from this game and the price is not much to ask.
In short, if you enjoy roguelikes, you owe it to yourself to try this game.
Just started playing this game, and it's been hard to put down!
The game is incredibly robust, with lots of options, a huge game world, and hours of play.
The tutorial is very interactive and quite helpful, especially as there can be a bit of a learning curve if you skip it.
With all the different types of items available, different ways of improving your level, customizing your character, and interacting with the world, it is very immersive; reminiscent of the old PC-Bsed RPGs of the late 80's/early 90's like Rogue, Yendor, and Aethra Chronicles that focus more on gameplay than graphics.
The graphics are far from great, although more than good enough for the rogue-style genre of RPGs.
No option for multiple saves.
The extensive tutorial will reset when the window is closed, so it must be completed in one sitting.
Would be nice if it were universal app, making more friendly play on iPads.
- Jeff Lait
- 10.8 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2009 Jeff Lait
- In-App Purchases
- POWDER Full Version $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.