Review: Quest of Dungeons (Nintendo Switch)

An evil Dark Lord has stolen all the light, so your mission is to enter his lair and defeat him.

Pros:

  • 16 Bit pixel graphics.
  • 50.4MB Download size.
  • Bindable keys.
  • Dungeon crawler gameplay.
  • Auto pick up loot on/off.
  • Mini map and Game UI can be zoomed in by 2X.
  • Full stats screen.
  • Feats- Own in game achievements.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Roguelike. Die and you start again.
  • Four classes- Warrior, Wizard, Assassin and Shaman.
  • Adventure breakdown upon death.
  • Loose story.
  • Levels randomize everytime you play.
  • Four difficulties- Easy, Normal, Hard and hell.
  • Save and exit option.
  • Easy to pick up and play.
  • Boss battles.
  • Earn EXP level up to increase stats and health bar.
  • Shops- Can buy and sell items.
  • Loot! Everywhere can drop from enemies, In chests or when you trigger secret panels. Gold to armour to weapons.
  • Each piece of armour or weapons will show you what stats it increases or decreases.
  • Pro controller support.
  • Find keys to open rooms.
  • Play how you want.
  • Multiple routes to discover.
  • Can freely jump between floors.
  • Many monster types.
  • Combat is very simple. You attack when you either press A (ranged) or melee is done by just pushing into the enemy.
  • Magic is also an option for attacks.
  • Quests- Find quest giving tablets and finish it for extra EXP and loot.
  • Traps littered around.
  • Buffs- Hit a marker to trigger a timed buff like extra health or move faster.
  • Nice soundtrack.

Cons:

  • RNG can make or break runs.
  • Sometimes can be hard to see where to go.
  • No multiplayer either local or online.
  • Can sometimes be too easy as you level up very fast.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Accessability - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
8.2/10

Summary

Quest of Dungeons is fantastic fun! It fits the Switch perfectly and is just a well executed dungeon crawler. It is painfully easy to play and anyone could pick it up and play. The combat is simple, The goal is straight forward and the loot keeps you coming back for more. After every death I jump straight back in and is easily one of my most played games. You cannot really fault it to be honest. Yes RNG plays a huge part and with that comes great risk of a good or bad run but who cares when the game is solid. In short if you have any slight interest in dungeon crawlers then this is a game you must have installed on your Nintendo Switch

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!