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Game Information

Available on:Wii USep 1, 2016

Developer: Chris McFarland

Genre: Platformer

Greetings, hero. How far through Lady Tallowmere's dungeons can you delve?

Each randomly-generated room gets bigger, harder, and more rewarding the further you go.

Raise your shield and hunt for the key in each room - or die trying.

Be on your guard for every enemy, elite, boss, and treasure chest you'll encounter.

Discover new weapons and armor ranging from Basic to Otherworldly.

Brace yourself as you learn the quirks of each foe, trap, and room type so you can strive for that "one more run" high-score victory!

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Nintendo Life

6 / 10
Nintendo Life

Tallowmere is a solid budget roguelike that offers approachable yet deep combat and a fantastic amount of replayability, at the cost of becoming stale with time due to repetition.

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Nintendo Life

9 / 10
Nintendo Life

Tallowmere is an excellent roguelike. Its value comes from its customization options — you can make the game easier or harder in a variety of ways, run special challenges, and play with buddies. It's all wrapped up with plenty of weapons and gear, a good variety of enemies, cool music, and an addictive gameplay hook that's immediately accessible for newbies of the genre yet deep enough for veterans. The graphics might not be the greatest and there are a few quirks resulting from its PC roots, but this deeply replayable gem is not to be missed if you have any interest in the genre.

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Pure Nintendo

4 / 10.0
Trevor Gould

For this game to be worth the price of admission, they would have to rework the dungeon generation to prevent situations where you have to take damage just to get to the next room.

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6 / 10

Tallowmere can be fun, challenging, addictive, silly, irritating, and boring at the same time, but, thankfully, it's neither a bad, nor a mediocre game amongst rogue-likes. Just don't go in expecting one of the best either.

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