We continue with a title set in a dungeon in which physics and pinball will go hand in hand (once again, as in this Apple Arcade review). Roundguard is a platform game in which your character has to defeat dangerously cute monsters that will make it difficult for you to land at the end of the dungeon. With a bit of luck you can land in a good way to keep sliding again and again until you finish off your enemies and finish the level. Can you handle a new challenge?
Roundguard, fun and unexpected things combined with a dungeon atmosphere
I have to comment that it is a simple game, both in its weight (less than 100 MB) and in the dynamics of the game. There are 3 characters, the Warrior, the Indomitable and the Sorceress. Each of them has different abilities and their ways of being will surprise you. They also have unique health, attack, and mana properties. The experience is one of the most intuitive I’ve seen, although that’s where the simplicity lies. You will achieve the highest score by hitting the most vessels, as well as defeating the enemies. You will have a health bar that will be decreased each time you hit an enemy, but don’t worry, you will have health potions at your fingertips at each level.
Each level is uncertain, that is, none is similar and is completely random. The game in my opinion is entertaining because only, understanding the basic operation of the game, you will have to create a new strategy to overcome the level. The arrangement of vessels, enemies, and potions is different.
The game environment
Roundguard can go from both a simple mobile game to one that will blow your mind. I reiterate, it is a platform game in which physics is very involved. Do not despair of so much rebound as it will be the only way to ensure the highest score.
You have a projectile that will send your character down. The priority will always be to kill the enemies, although if you find a physical strategy that allows you to kill them in the shortest possible time you will not have problems.
You will have a savior cushion at the bottom, if you manage to fall into it you can continue playing without sacrificing percentage of health. If, on the other hand, you fall outside, you can continue playing but your health will be diminished. Remember that you will have health potions to recover and stay at the same level in case the enemies are still alive.
There are magic potions, which will also help you have more action on enemies. Each character has different magic, from 360 degree turns, double jumps and lightning bolts. Choose your character based on his magic, although it is best to explore each of the 3 characters. If your character dies, the level is restarted and you will have a special instrument that will help you improve your performance. The more gold you collect, the more valuable you can have instruments.
It seems to me that the ideal is to play this game on the iPhone or iPad, on the Mac or on an Apple TV it is not so enjoyable. It is very addictive at first if intuition accompanies you when shooting the character in the dungeon.
In conclusion, Roundguard can sneak into our devices for a while
Whenever I look for a new title for Apple Arcade reviews on iOSMac, the purpose is to have a game that can be on your device for a while. In this case, Roundguard it’s a light game that could be on our iPhone or iPad.
It may lack a story like in other previous titles that we have seen here, but the fact of combining the aesthetics of a dungeon game, the physics and pinball mode makes it interesting to explore. The option of having different characters with magic does not make it boring, on the contrary, you can play so many times and find out what they are capable of.
At the graphics level, they are very attractive to me, it is not the latest generation game either, but if it has been on the most popular consoles, that indicates that it deserves a space within our devices. Do you dare to try it? We hope this review has been to your liking. Every Friday a new review on iOSMac.