Old-school RPG fans, rejoice! Gurk III is here and it is a lovingly-crafted game in the style of the great 8-bit RPGs of the 1980s. The crisply-pixelated icons, the painstakingly-emulated analog synth music, the hack'n'slash ethos, it's all here!
The gameplay and interface are simple, but the world is large and the tactics run deep. Roll stats for three heroes chosen from nine character classes, then explore a world with vast wildernesses, 50+ dungeon levels, 125+ creatures and 200+ unique items, all accompanied by a soundtrack of 20 original songs, scored in 8-bit synth emulators. Why, this ain't your parents' RPG, it's your grandparents'!
"THERE WILL BE PIXELS"
(Note: In case you are looking, the earlier Gurks I & II are not available for iOS)
Updated to fit better on modern screens and to support 64-bit.
Ratings and Reviews
This game is deceptively strategic. You not only have to plan out your supplies and items to get to the end of the dungeon, you must also plan for your way back. It also makes a huge difference which tactics you use in battle, especially against bosses. I got so addicted I played past the end--all the way to the point where the developer begs you to stop because he's all out of ideas!
Good Game, But not worth if I lose everything.
I love this game deeply with my soul and heart, and the Roleplaying gist is amazing and can entertain me for hours upon hours with continuous fun. The only issue is if I save and I clean my history, the game completely resets and I lose everything. That was a real tick off and I deleted the game, and I hope this review is seen by the developers as a cry of help, to fix the save system!
Won’t save games
The game itself is wonderful, and very hard to stop playing. However, I am tired of having to start a new game, despite hitting “save game” each time I play. The game needs to be updated so that it won’t reset every time I kill the app.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.