What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dungeon Raid is an addicting, easy-to-learn, RPG-based puzzle game. Players take on the role of a hero fighting monsters in a dungeon. Although the game is about collecting treasures and fighting monsters, the depiction of violence is limited to abstracted icons and some sound effects. There is a link on the home screen for more games from the developer, and players can opt in to OpenFeint or Game Center to track achievements and high scores.
Is it any good?
DUNGEON RAID appears to be a fairly simple game on the surface, but it is very addictive -- you may find yourself playing "just one more game." The game consists of a grid of icons: treasures, health potions, shields, weapons, and monsters. You draw a path connecting matching icons to collect them, and then new icons fill the screen from the top. To kill monsters, you match them to each other and the weapons.
As you collect items, you can level up your own skills, armor, and weapons -- but the monsters get tougher as well. Eventually you can unlock new classes with different skills. The game is simple but well-designed, and is a real delight to play.