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Dungeon Park Heroes Review: Sweep Those Dungeons

The Basics

  • Name: Dungeon Park Heroes
  • Developer: Chestnut Games
  • Genre: Puzzle, RPG
  • Price: Free, with ads

The Details

  • Installed size: 69 mb
  • Best played in short-medium sessions
  • Minor bug experienced
  • Playable Offline: Yes

What is Dungeon Park Heroes?

Dungeon Park Heroes is essentially a Minesweeper RPG on Android. There are traps to avoid, loot to collect, and monsters to fight as you descend down the dungeon that exists in the center of Dungeon Park. Players can unlock 3 different classes at this time (warrior, mage, archer), and have 45 levels to go through. Levels amount to a game of Minesweeper, with the contents of tiles remaining hidden until a player chooses to step on them. Each tile connected to a trap will have a number next to it, indicating the number of trap tiles it is connected to. Step on a trap, and you might lose HP, energy, or have a dice roll determine how bad your situation will get. There are also monsters to fight, though the fights amount to each side rolling dice to determine damage, with no real input from players beyond choosing to fight or run. This game is an RPG, but without any levels or experience. Instead players accumulate gold that they can spend on equipment that can keep them from getting crushed by the game’s monsters. If they do end up dying, or running out of energy, that character will need 24 hours to regain their energy. So you can either switch characters, or watch an ad to instantly get energy for the downed character.

Dungeon Park Heroes Gameplay
Avoiding traps is crucial if you want to keep exploring.

Content

  • Levels: 45 (more coming)
  • Playable characters: 3 (more coming)
  • Stamina system: Yes
  • Multiplayer: No
  • Social features: Leaderboards

Presentation

  • Graphics quality: Good
  • Audio quality: Average
  • Audio recommended: No
  • UI quality: Average
  • Overall presentation: Average

Recommendation

Dungeon Park Heroes might be the best Mineseweeper game on Android. Everything you would expect from Minesweeper is here, along with some monsters to fight and gold to find. The tap controls work smoothly, and the graphics match the game’s lighthearted tone. There are no IAPs, and the ads are player initiated. The only drawbacks are that the game doesn’t work while screen filter apps like Twilight are enabled, the levels feel a tad small, and the game is a bit light on content at the moment (though more is promised). Even with that in mind, this game is absolutely worth a download for anyone looking for a puzzle game, those that have played way too much minesweeper in their lives, or anyone who grew up a a fan of old pen and paper RPGs.

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Pretty Darn Good
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Note: This review reflects the author’s views on the game at the time it was played. The state of the game may have changed since that time. Please note that installed size includes optional downloads where applicable.
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