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Dandy Dungeon

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Available on:Nintendo SwitchJun 27, 2019

Developer: Onion Games

Yamada-kun (age 36) is a programmer at a major game publisher. He hates his job. Deep into every night, alone in his apartment, he works on his own game: it's an RPG, and he is the hero, Brave Yamada! One day, he falls in love at first sight with his new neighbor Maria-chan and in an effort to nurture these feelings, adds Princess Maria into his game! Will Yamada-kun and Maria-chan find love? Is destiny pre-programmed, or randomly generated? Is love a bug or a feature? Find out in this unique RPG from Onion Games! [WHAT IS DANDY DUNGEON?] - A roguelite RPG, fusing retro aesthetics with modern ideas and offbeat love-comedy! - Yamada-kun, builds a dungeon of delusions and delves right in! - Tune in to a musical mix of chiptunes and humming?! - Completely re-balanced for play on consoles! - New ranking system: become the bravest Yamada in the world! - Loot dungeons, evolve weapons, collect Dandy armour sets and catalog monsters [HOW TO PLAY] To clear a floor of a dungeon, use your controller or finger to draw a path to guide the Hero between the entrance and the exit. Use healing items and attack or defense spells with proper timing to keep the Hero alive and fighting! Clear all floors of a dungeon to get treasure! Clear all floors with a path covering every square to get a perfect bonus! Each 5x5 floor is packed with treasures, traps, monsters, items, and surprises! [MUSIC] Keiichi Sugiyama’s unique mix of chiptunes and humming compliments Yamada’s retro-themed world perfectly! He is joined by Enka BOSSA’s founder and singer, Caorinho Fujiwara, who composed the Japanese theme song “Gyakkou Zinsei” (Life Against the Tide) and mystery singer Nagasa Bonus, whose smooth voice flows over the chiptunes of the English version’s theme song ”Retrograde life”.

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Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a fun, unique and genuinely funny game. It manages to keep you entertained throughout its playtime with a mix of solid jokes and excellent gameplay, and unlike so many games that jump from mobile to Switch, it works perfectly on the system. It's a delight and one that you'll find yourself hooked on. Also, down with capitalism and billionaire CEOs.

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This dungeon crawling RPG builds upon familiar mechanics to craft something fresh and new.

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It’s got heart, that puppy, but it needs more brains.

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While a little reliant on grinding near the end, Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a delightful little tongue-in-cheek RPG with a little heart and a lot of laughs. Its simple yet engrossing gameplay system mixed with fun puzzle mechanics and cute presentation make this a wonderful Switch title to play on the go.

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