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Sword of Fargoal

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★★★ AWARD-WINNING DUNGEON-CRAWLER RPG — ALSO CHECK OUT FARGOAL.COM FOR BREAKING NEWS ABOUT UPCOMING FARGOAL 2!! ★★★ — Welcome to Sword of Fargoal®, the classic dungeon adventure with completely random map generation so it is different every time! Embark on your quest to rescue the Sword of Fargoal, hidden deep within the dungeon on the 20th level, and make it out alive before the walls begin to collapse around you!


5-Stars — Selected as one of the "Best iPhone Games" by TouchArcade's "2009 Buyer's Guide"

"Just spent some quality time with it, i'm hopelessly in love"

"This game is really worth its price and even more. There are games you pay 5 to 10 bucks for and they aren't nearly as addicting as Sword of Fargoal is. I hadn't more fun with the last RPGs I played."
— Fans from TouchArcade forum

“Sword of Fargoal is one of the best loved roguelike games ever to light up a CRT … Those who've never played a dungeon crawler before might just find themselves drawn in to Sword of Fargoal.”
— TouchArcade

“Fargoal has been beautifully polished in the visuals department without getting too far from the original game's quirky charm and retro stylings ... It's playable and addictive, perfect fodder for the iPhone / iPod Touch, and certainly one of the best mini-adventures you can get.”




✔ Completely randomly generated — different every time!
✔ Over 20 Dungeon levels & 100 unique dungeon maps per game
✔ Over 28 monster types with special abilities, weapons, & spells
✔ Hidden traps & treasures, gold, spells & potions
✔ Subtle 3D dungeon with cool “retro” top-down map
✔ Full zoom, tap, & swipe intuitive on-screen movement
✔ All original music by British composer, Daniel Pemberton
✔ Animations by Emmy-winning animator, Charlie Canfield


★ Says:

In its 1996 anniversary issue, Computer Gaming World listed the game as #147 in the "Top 150 Best Video Games of All Time." It has been inspiration for many dungeon crawlers created since...

It features completely redone graphics utilizing OpenGL ES to add depth to the stony visuals. It allows for pinch-and-spread zoom control to focus on the action at hand and features an optional on-screen mini map to aid in negotiating the twists and turns of each dungeon level.

But, really, what makes the game so well suited for the iPhone is its casual nature as compared to the typical roguelike. And that's not to say the game is shallow or light on dungeon crawling action, but rather I feel it's simply a bit more accessible to the typical gamer than, say, Nethack, Moria, or Rogue thanks to an economy of controls, spells, and the like.




Sword of Fargoal® is a Registered Trademark of Jeff McCord. Original Sword of Fargoal design, Copyright © 1982, Jeff McCord. Sword of Fargoal for iPhone, Copyright © 2009-2012, Fargoal, LLC.

What's New in Version 1.7

We're still busy at work (and having fun) — Version 1.7 just keeps getting better!

- iPhone 4 Retina Display support
- High-res game graphics for newer hardware (iPod gen3, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and newer)
- Fixed a problem with background music
- Fixed a problem with video flicker
- Fixed an upside-down keyboard
- Added some sound effects


We recently added (1.5 & earlier)...

★ OS4 ready; multitasking enabled ★ New Artifacts (think new wands, spell behaviors) ★ New Monsters (think Lizard Men, Wasps) ★ Graphical Updates (cool sprite and particle effect changes) ★ Map Updates (several new cave types) ★ Bug Fixes (streamlining code & memory use) ★ New UI Sound Effects ★ New Dungeon Levels ★ New Potions & Magic ★ New Traps & Treasures ★ Three New Difficulty Levels ★ Much More!


We continue to work hard on new content and refinements all the time. Your reviews and feedback will help us continue to evolve Sword of Fargoal into something truly awesome. We'd love your feedback and suggestions!

We are currently working on the MAJOR update which will become Version 2.0. This version will have new dungeon architecture, tons of new graphics, monster behaviors, spells, traps, and treasures. Plus many more surprises we will tell you about as they develop.

To find out more, follow us on Twitter (@fargoal) and join as a Facebook fan ( Also check out our forums at our new website ( to learn more about the game and tell us what you think!!

Just bought an iPad? Check out the new iPad version: "Sword of Fargoal Legends"

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Customer Reviews

Addictive, but best consumed in small bites

I really enjoy playing this game. It's good to pick-up for a few minutes, carry on with a dungeon, and then put down again. The graphics are perfectly suitable for this kind of game (retro remake), and the sound effects are good too. The only problems I have with it are that the game doesn't tell you what any of the spells do (I've still no idea what "drift" does, or why I should use "light"), an in-game manual would have solved that. Equally it gets very samey, very quickly. All the dungeons look the same and play the same. I don't mind this, as I expected it before downloading, but it means I only play for a max of 15 mins before I get a bit bored and switch off. Still, a great and faithful remake though.

Fun game!

I've had a lot of enjoyment out of this game. Even when I finish a game, I cannot resist the urge to start a new game right away. Fantastic dungeon crawler! And one with excellent graphics and soundtrack to boot! I know version 2.0 will be a separate app, but don't let that put you off. 2.0 looks like it will play like a whole new game from the information I can gather, and so will be closer to a sequel than an update. The current version meanwhile is still well worth the money.

A great dungeon crawler

If you like dungeon crawlers & rogue-alikes you will like this. It's well-executed with a lovely, haunting soundtrack. It does get samey, but all dungeon crawlers are a bit like that (hack, slash, spell, treasure, rinse, repeat). If you're not a fan of the genre give it a miss. For the person that mentioned spells, they do do what you expect: drift allows you to float over some obstacles & escape from certain trapdoors, & light clears the mist from large area.

For me to give 5* I'd want two things:
• Vendors
• Ability to carry extra equip, eg change of shield/armour etc

Sword of Fargoal
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  • £1.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7
  • Size: 61.0 MB
  • Language: English
  • Developer:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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