Sword of Fargoal Legends
By Chillingo Ltd
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Welcome to Sword of Fargoal® Legends,
**WINNER "BEST RETRO GAME" 2010 BEST APP EVER AWARDS (iPad version)**
The classic dungeon crawler adventure, now reimagined in a brand new HD adaptation for the iPad!
Explore the perilous dungeon in your attempt to rescue the Sword of Fargoal. It is said to be hidden deep on the 20th level and guarded by a host of monsters and other powerful foe, but you must avoid devilish traps, wrong turns, and other obstacles along your way. Once you find the Sword you must make it out alive before the walls begin to collapse around you!
You embark on a new quest each time you begin a new character! The entire dungeon is generated randomly each time, giving a satisfying, infinitely-replayable experience to both retro gamers and newcomers alike. Originally developed over 25 years ago for the C64 (and other classic Commodore computers) it is a perfect old school adventure with amazing new graphics, original music, and retro-inspired sounds.
★ PACKED WITH NOSTALGIA, PERFECT FOR DUNGEON CRAWLER NEWCOMERS
Selected as one of the "Best iPhone Games" by TouchArcade's 2009 Buyer's Guide (5-stars)
"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."
"This is one game that is not to be missed, and I could kick myself for waiting so long to get this. So do yourself a favor and instead of kicking yourself later, just go and get this."
— 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"
“It's playable and addictive … certainly one of the best mini-adventures you can get.”
★ NEVER THE SAME GAME TWICE
✔ 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
✔ Or play your own music while you go on your quest
✔ Animations by Emmy-winning animator, Charlie Canfield
✔ Crystal social gaming platform fully-integrated!
★ REACH NEW DEPTHS OF HIGH DEF GAMEPLAY ON IPAD
The touchscreen controls on the iPad’s big and beautiful screen bring you into the dungeon crawling action like never before as you attempt to reclaim the Sword of Fargoal from the infamous 20th level of the dungeon.
Along the way you gain experience points battling the terrifying creatures lurking in the depths of this treacherous dungeon, with a cunning array of magic spells and potions to help you when swords and brute force fail.
Simple click- and pinch-zoom scaling lets you view an entire dungeon level or zoom in close to the action!
New themed maps and episodic adventures are added via regular updates, including future in-app purchases such-as the original C64 version tiles!
★ EXPLORE SWORD OF FARGOAL FURTHER
Return to the HD dungeon in a brand new iPad adaptation of the classic retro adventure game!
What's New in Version 1.8
- Now a universal binary and can be played on iPhone too.
- Various performance improvements.
Fantastic game, no IAP!
I've finished this game several times now, and really enjoy it every time. The simple swipe controls and completely random dungeons and item placements keep me coming back. The ambiance as amazing, too (wear headphones if you can, the music is great and a little 8-bit music sound plays when monsters are moving which is both helpful and unnerving). If you like Rogue-like games even just a little bit you should give this one a try.
Side note: I read some of the other reviews on here by people that have decided to give this game 3 stars (or less) and their complaints just seem silly and unwarranted. For example one person complained about the controls and running around a monster in circles instead of attacking them... that's ridiculous, one of the things I love about this game is the controls. Wanna go up? Swipe your finger up from anywhere. Wanna go right? Swipe your finger right from anywhere. I have no idea what the hell that reviewer was doing but obviously they're doing something wrong. 😳
Lastly, there aren't any in-app purchases in this game. I don't know about you, but nothing makes me angrier than spending a few bucks on a game only to find out that you need to spend more money to unlock necessary game items. Thankfully you'll find none of that here.
Check it out, you'll probably be happy you did!
Great C64 port: the right mix of modern and retro
I can't tell you how many hours I lost playing Sword of Fargoal as a kid on the family Commodore 64, so when I found out there was a version for iOS, I flipped. This remake does not disappoint. The game has been modernized and modified to be usable on the iPad and iPhone touchscreen, plus the graphics have been improved, but just enough to where it keeps its retro feel. Some of the gameplay rules have changed, but in my opinion, they are mostly minor tweaks that neither add nor subtract from the original game experience.
A minor nitpick: movement using the touchscreen can be a little fidgety on rare occasions. Sometimes when I go to attack a monster, I end up doing a square dance around them. I've never died as a result, so again, a minor nitpick.
Old school RPG at its finest!
Awesome game! If you like the old school style, rogue-like games, you will like this one. Controls work well. (for those complaining it is hard to control because it does not always go where you touch, try thinking of in 8 directons - up, down, left, right, and all diagonals. Just swipe and hold in the direction you want to go; you don't even have to touch the character.) The sounds are fun. Although it is a dungeon crawl, there are plenty of enemies, traps, treasures, secrets, and surprises. I have had this game since it first came out for the iPhone, and there is so much to discover, I still haven't beaten it yet! This game has been one of the few games that has never gotten deleted off of my devices. Buy it! You will like it!
- Category: Games
- Updated: May 15, 2011
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 61.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Chillingo Ltd
- © Fargoal, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.