The ‘aw’ in dungeon crawler
£7.99 Developer Freehold Games, freeholdgames.com
Works with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Version 1.2.8
Sproggiwood is a cute, irreverent and surprisingly well written dungeon crawler, sadly let down by the randomness of its dungeons. Having to re-level each time you enter a new dungeon can make for a difficult, if not impossible, situation. When the going is good, it can be great to hack and slash through hordes.
You can equip looted gear and spend gold in a shop that’s part of a self-sufficient dungeon-based economy led by a morally questionable sprite named Sproggi, your guide and sort-of boss.
Sproggiwood is satisfyingly pacey, with several levels and chests in each dungeon, and different boss battles each time. But it feels unbalanced when randomly generated foes are overpowered.
Variety makes the game feel like value for money, the story is sweet, and enemies stay fresh. If you’re the type to replay for the best score, this will last a while. Kate Gray
Well executed and unafraid of fun. Not hugely original, but a satisfying dungeon crawler.