"It's a smartly and elegantly designed game that's not afraid to permakill you"

"The distilled essence of every 8-bit action role-playing game ever. Love it." --Kotaku

"Bit Dungeon brings together The Legend of Zelda’s top-down dungeon stomping, Diablo’s loot lust, and the unforgiving difficulty of roguelikes within a slick retro-style quest." --Mac|Life

"It’s great fun, made even more entertaining by the retro visuals that bring to mind classics like The Legend of Zelda on NES." --Game Trailers

√ 16-bit Graphics
√ 8-bit music from STRESS_TN

*Known Issue*
*Warning*, it is best to re-install the game when applying this update. There is a known save issue on some devices if you update with out re-installing.

You and your wife were captured by demons...
You wake up trapped in a cell, grab your sword and let the quest to find your wife begin!

•The "Save Rune" feature is only there to stop playing and pick it up later.
•If you die you lose all items and start over.

•Extra Life: at Level 4 you receive a Soul after the boss instead of more magic. When you die this soul gives you a second chance.

•“Touch” to control the character.

•Hold down “Touch” to charge up and use a STUN ATTACK.

•Once CHARGED your next attack will be a POWER ATTACK dealing the total [Attack Damage+Critical Damage+Armor]

•Hold Down “Touch” to BLOCK any attack.

LifeRegen – Regens life slowly over time.
LifeSteal – Steals life and heals you per hit.
DeathStrike – Chance to instant kill normal enemies.
Chop – Chance to take off 25% of total life in one hit.
Cleave – Chance to do "Double" attack Damage.
Proc – Chance to shoot a magic bolt on hit.
Crit – Chance to do a Critical hit (Critical Damage3).
Defend – Chance to block all enemy Damage on hit.
RunSpeed – the movement speed of your character.

Attack Damage – Normal hit Damage.
Critical Damage – Critical hit Damage.
Armor – Reduces Damage by a percent.
Life – Increases max life.

What's New

Version 2.17

*Warning*, it is best to re-install the game when applying this update. There is a known save issue on some devices if you update with out re-installing.

+ Free DLC 1 Released, fight a new boss Yaldabaoth and her minions.
+ Collect a new set of Black Knight armor and weapons.
+ A new evil world to fight 4 new monsters and mini bosses.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Awesome Game

Jon Talbain

I lost my coins/character when I reinstalled the game (following the dev's advice to do a fresh reinstall for this update), but I don't mind it so much considering you can gain coins rather fast! The new enemies/boss is rather difficult, even for me who has beaten the game several times over previous to this patch! The difficulty is refreshing, and I guess it teaches you to put some points into HP eventually rather than stacking just one stat. Looking forward to seeing what else is new!

Great game!


This game is freaking awesome and actually has more depth than it appears on its surface. If you don't understand the controls or how to get to the final boss, try Google guys geez! I'd much rather the developer spend the time making the gameplay awesome like it is than creating some in-app tutorial or training. You will figure it out. Very excited to see a bit dungeon II may be on the horizon :-)

Fun game, doesn't know how to save properly


The game is a lot of fun to play, and has some solid controls.

Unfortunately, the creator's idea of a save game is so anger-inducing. If you die (from not spending real money on fake coins to buy lives) you get sent all the way back to the start of the game, not the last place the game claims to have saved (at the start of each level).

This gauntlet-style gaming is thoroughly unexpected. I'm just glad I didn't spend any more real money to buy armor or things that I would just lose when I died.


Tom Heinecke
25.3 MB
Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 KintoGames
In-App Purchases
  1. 1,000 Black Coins $0.99
  2. 5000 Black Coins $1.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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