* English and Japanese text only.
* This game is free to play! However, you'll probably enjoy it more if you buy a Duck and a Pako!

■ Who is "Yamada-kun"?
Yamada-kun is a salaryman who, every night, develops a videogame alone in his apartment. In his videogame, he is a brave, successful hero experiencing trials and thrills within various retro-pixel-arty, chiptuney dungeons. He is the star of his own game. Also, he is the star of our game, (which you should download), which depicts his life, and also contains the entirety of his game.

Yamada-kun (Age 36) is a salaryman working as a programmer at a major game publisher.

His job sucks.

Deep into every night, alone in his apartment, he works on his own game.

One day, the Chairman fires Yamada-kun!

Unemployment strengthens Yamada-kun's game-making resolve: the Evil Chairman will be the final boss!

He falls in love with Maria-chan next door -- he might as well put her in the game, too! It probably won't even be creepy or weird at all! She can be the princess, and he can rescue her. It'll be such a simple game -- a tale of pure love.

Yamada-kun is excited to make his game.

We are excited for you to play our game, which is about Yamada-kun making his game. Please play our game, within which you will also (make and) play Yamada-kun's game.

■How to play
To clear a floor of a dungeon, use your finger to draw a path between the entrance and the exit.

Along the path, the Hero (that's Yamada-kun (that's us (that's you))) will encounter monsters, treasures, traps, and obstacles. The path you choose determines what you encounter, and when.

The Hero moves along the path, battling in real-time. Use whatever items you've brought in your Item Bag to heal, attack, defend, and keep the Hero alive.

Clear floors with a path covering all squares of the 5-by-5 grid for a bonus!

Clear entire dungeons for big rewards!

Get stuff! Get tough! Help Yamada-kun make a videogame in which he rescues a princess who looks exactly like the girl who lives next door to him, except in the game her hair is blonde instead of brown ("Original Character")!

■Use your head: use items
You need to carefully consider when and how you use items.

Some items attack faraway enemies; some items attack all enemies.
Some enemies have special skills and / or movements.
Respect your items. Your items love you. Understand when, where, and how to use them.
It feels good to plan ahead.

■Upgrade your weapons!
Let's be honest: you can't have an adventure without sometimes accidentally acquiring treasure, items, armor, and weapons. They're lying around all over the place!

Complete a dungeon to keep the treasure you earned.

Use treasure to upgrade your weapons and armor little by little. It's like cooking, except your weapons and armor do the eating.

Power up equipment to be stronger when you enter a dungeon again. (You start at level 1 every time you enter a dungeon. Yamada-kun is 36 years old: that's the sort of game he likes.)

Equip matching items to uncover a wide variety of fine, dandy, and sometimes idiotic equipment sets.

How high can you power up a piece of equipment? What materials work best with what equipment? We're not going to lie to you: the answers are "real high, sometimes" and "uhhh there's a lot of materials and you can play this game in the bathroom, so please experiment with whatever".

■Who will love "Dandy Dungeon"?

■Who will love "Dandy Dungeon" *a lot*?
・People who like to lol
・People who think it's funny that someone made an RPG about an avuncular unmarried unemployed man who lives alone making an RPG by himself
・RPG fans
・Dungeon crawler fans
・Puzzle fans
・Pixel art fans

What's New

Version 2.9.5

version 2.9.5
• Various small fixes.
• We added item, map, and Dandy Collection data for the new dungeons we haven't unlocked yet. We will let you know when those are unlocked in the game.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
195 Ratings
195 Ratings

Good layout but

Dungeon spells In twitter search are 99% EXPIRED because not everyone posts the same timeframe you play. Would like rice balls to be spent towards extra tries in dungeons or rice balls towards upgrading equipment. On that note—equipment upgrades are bland, maybe an extra spell after evolving but that’s that. The upgrade stats for equipment is horrible, there should be different or STRONGER skill usage for evolving, and not just more stat points than previous equipment. When skills say use when HP is ‘critically low’, you don’t stay alive long enough to use the skills, it’s really not working most of the time! So what’s the point?! clovers are hard to get, yet alone golden clovers are needed for certain items which are nearly impossible as I have not gotten any.. can’t get slime sword without making a purchase so that’s a p2w gimmick. Oh and my guy misses attacks A LOT and it’s ridiculous there needs to be a better concept to have him built before the dungeon and not be level 1 every dang dungeon.


Game changer

I don’t really enjoy mobile games for the same reason most people don’t: micro transactions, the lack of personality, ads, barely hold your attention and you want to move on to the next. Dandy Dungeon completely altered my opinion on what a mobile game can be. Wonderful dialogue where all the jokes land, micro transactions are a non issue, no ads to speak of, and while it has relatively simplistic but addictive gameplay that keeps you coming back like all mobile games I don’t really want to switch because of the sheer charm Dandy Dungeon puts out. Highly recommended, one of the best games to come out in 2017.


I love this game!!!

There are very few games out there that can keep me playing before I delete them... this is NOT one of those games! From the very beginning to the final boss this game is AWESOME!
The multitude of equipment, items, DUNGEONS, enemies, and general things to do make this game almost impossible to put down.
The simple graphics do not take away from the gameplay nor does the the fact that you can play with one hand.
You can play the whole game without spending any real money, but you can if you choose to without being forced into it and there are NO ADS!
The translation is right on point, and there are some really great points in the game that made me really laugh.
In summary... GET THIS GAME!!! You will not be disappointed. I downloaded to both my phone and tablet.
I would love to see a DANDY DUNGEON 2 in the future! Great job!!


280.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
In-App Purchases
  1. Rice Ball $0.99
  2. Rice Ball x 6 $3.99
  3. Limited-time Rice Ball x 15 $7.99


  • Family Sharing

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