This nice, little, Gauntlet clone does a great job of capturing the look and feel of older RPG games being played on graph paper. Given the retro premise of the game, the graphics in SketchDungeon are quite well done. The sound effects are also good—you get some unique and unexpected grunts and groans from some of the creatures. (I chuckle every time the main character says “yum” after gobbling up a piece of food.) The combination of using the accelerometer to move and screen taps to shoot works amazingly well. You can also pinch the screen to zoom in and out, but be careful when you do this. The game may consider it a tap, and you might accidentally shoot food, treasure chests, or something else of value. This forces you to be cautious with your firing habits which is a nice change from the “shoot first, ask questions later” nature of a lot of games.
- Robert Cober; Casual Distraction Games