Roundguard

Wonderbelly Games, The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
75
Top Critic Average
75%
Critics Recommend
Based on 12 critic reviews
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Roundguard

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

75%

Critics Recommend

Based on 12 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneMar 13, 2020
Nintendo SwitchMar 13, 2020
PCMar 13, 2020

Developer: Wonderbelly Games

Publisher: The Quantum Astrophysicists Guild

Genres: RPG, Action

Castle Springbottom is under attack! It's up to the Roundguard to save the king and -- more importantly -- recover his gold! Fling your hero into the face of danger and bounce off hordes of dangerously cute monsters to reach the bottom of the dungeon. With only one life, you'll need to learn how to navigate hazards, make strategic choices, and master your hero's skills if you hope to defeat the final boss. But don't worry, the Roundguard always bounces back! - Bouncy Fun: Intuitive pinball-physics-based gameplay like no other dungeon crawler. - Multiple Classes: Play as the Warrior, the Rogue, or the Wizard, each with their own unique skills, items, and cheeky sense of humour. - Randomised Dungeon: Each time you play, levels are procedurally generated, and quest events and elite monsters are randomly placed. - Permadeath with Benefits: When you die, you’ll have a chance to bring a special trinket with you on your next run. The more gold you grab, the better your chances to collect one of the most powerful trinkets. - A Cast of Oddballs: Chat with the castle’s colourful cast to pick up quests and learn why some rats want their king dead, what’s irritating the local teenage skeleton today, or what the Warrior will do if you can’t get to a bathroom quickly enough. - Lots of Loot: Over 100 items and trinkets, each with effects that present strategic choices and combo possibilities. - Show Off Your Skills: Compete on the leaderboards and try to master all the challenging, rule-bending relics.

Roundguard Reviews

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Cutesy and clever, this repeatable adventure captures many of the addictive qualities that made its inspirations into phenomena

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The only real downside is that there's not more to it.

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Roundguard's genre innovations are novel, but they fail to distract from poor roguelike progression and a general lack of depth. It's a whimsical arcadey diversion, but not much more than that.

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Roundguard is a unique twist on the RPG and puzzle genres. With smooth controls and fun gameplay, Roundguard has some great potential.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Peggle-like Roundguard Gets a Major Free Update Today

Peggle-like Roundguard Gets a Major Free Update Today

Two new game modes arrive to Roundguard today, the arcade game that takes the Plinko-style gameplay of Peggle and puts a dungeon crawler spin on it.

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Roundguard Announce Trailer | Bounciest dungeon crawler coming to Steam, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4 thumbnail

Roundguard Announce Trailer | Bounciest dungeon crawler coming to Steam, Switch, Xbox One, and PS4

Roundguard Teaser | A bouncy dungeon crawler coming to Steam thumbnail

Roundguard Teaser | A bouncy dungeon crawler coming to Steam

Roundguard "PAX 10" 2018 Trailer | A bouncy physics-based roguelike coming to Steam thumbnail

Roundguard "PAX 10" 2018 Trailer | A bouncy physics-based roguelike coming to Steam

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