• arrow
    LOG IN 
    • Log in using an option below.
         
      Forgot password?
      Login with Facebook
      Sign in with Twitter

  • REGISTER
ABOUT US
Contact Us Who Are We? Hall Of Fame Advertising With PG Games Archive
BEST GAMES
Best games on iPhone Best games on iPad Best games on Android
FREE STUFF
Best free games on iPhone Best free games on iPad Best free games on Android Competitions
GAME SALES
iPhone game sales iPad game sales Android game sales
UPDATED GAMES
Latest iPhone game updates Latest iPad game updates Latest Android game updates
NEW RELEASES
New iPhone games New iPad games New Android games
MORE PG SITES
PG.biz PG FRANCE PG GERMANY PG Game Guides PG GameHubs PG Connects 2014
MORE SM SITES
AppSpy Free App Alliance 148 Apps Android Rundown iPhone Quality Index iPad Quality Index Android Quality Index Swipe Magazine Best App Ever Awards
PARTNERS
Metacritic
GameRankings
Pocket Gamer on NewsNow
GamesTracker
dx.net
UK Mobile Pages Directory
Skinflint Price Comparison
Android  header logo

Dungeon Village

For: Android   Also on: iPhone

Hero Quest

Product: Dungeon Village | Developer: Kairosoft | Format: Android | Genre: Strategy | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
Dungeon Village Android, thumbnail 1
Kairosoft’s unique flavour of retro-themed mobile gaming has had players hooked ever since the sublime Game Dev Story appeared in a flash of pixels and chip-tune music in 2010, and the company’s unbroken string of solid-gold hits shows no signs of wavering.

Dungeon Village is the latest outing from the Japanese studio, and it should come as no great surprise to learn that it too can be filed under ‘dangerously addictive’, along with its predecessors.

The premise this time around is actually a little more unusual than previous efforts: rather than being a football coach or game developer, you’re the mayor of a small mediaeval village perched right on the edge of a vast, monster-filled wilderness.

What’s that coming over the hill

By building shops and accommodation, you can attract wandering adventurers to your little hamlet. These plucky chaps will then sally forth and eradicate any unwanted beasts, earning gold and renown in the process.

By providing these warriors with shops to upgrade their equipment, stores to replenish their health, and inns for rest and recuperation, the stature of your village grows. Quests become available that tempt even more heroes to your town, and thus a virtuous cycle is set in motion - you look after the adventurers, they look after your town, and everybody stands to benefit.

Dungeon Village boasts the typically compelling gameplay that has made every Kairosoft game so appealing. Although the challenge itself isn’t hard and you’ll rarely hit a brick wall, the feeling of achievement as you gain items, upgrade your facilities, and make progress is considerable.

Heroes for hire

You’re forever being bombarded with fresh information, and unlocking new items and events, which means there’s rarely a moment in the game where you find yourself staring at the screen in dire need of stimulation.

Dungeon Village has a similar control method to the one seen in Epic Astro Story, and it can take some getting used to. It feels almost as if it’s been made with a mouse-driven control system in mind, and feels a little imprecise when allied with a touchscreen.

Aside from the slightly iffy controls, Dungeon Village’s only other drawback is that once you’ve completed it there’s little point in playing it a second time - unless you wish to improve your score.

You’re given 16 game years to achieve the best result, and although you can continue playing after that period has elapsed your score is locked-in.

Even if you only play it once, Dungeon Village still offers more entertainment and enjoyment than most mobile games can muster. It will keep you glued to your phone for hours on end, unable to switch off because the desire to see what lies around the corner is so great.

In short, it’s another resounding success for Kairosoft.

Android version reviewed.

 
Dungeon Village
Reviewer photo
Damien McFerran | 12 March 2012
Kairosoft’s winning streak continues: Dungeon Village is just as addictive as its forebears, and boasts a refreshingly unique premise which sets it apart from the company’s other superb releases
 
Have Your Say
Post a comment - Please log in to leave a comment
Pocket Gamer Biz     PG Login
Login with Facebook Sign in with Twitter
Show: Latest | Oldest
Joined:
Mar 2012
Post count:
1
turge | 15:23 - 15 March 2012
Anyone beat this game yet? Not sure when it ends.. I have 5 star town 6 kairobots, no end in sight
Joined:
Aug 2011
Post count:
10
Quacko | 15:42 - 12 March 2012
I'm loving the game too, but getting the required income for some of the next star levels of town is really hard!
 
POPULAR REVIEWS
LATEST COMMENTS LATEST NEWS
LATEST VIDEOS
VIDEO REVIEWS