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iPhone game of the day: Underworlds

Game: Underworlds
Price: $0.99 / £0.59
Size: 121MB
But it from the iTunes store: US / UK 

Describing Underworlds to anyone who has played PC games over the last 10 or so years is simple: It's essentially Diablo on an iPhone. You are a warrior in charge of protecting a trader's caravan, it all goes wrong, and it's up to you to Action RPG-hack your way through skeletons, ghouls, and a ton of other beasties to stave off a horrific monster invasion. It's stripped down - for instance, there's only one class: Warrior - but it's done well enough to leave you fondly recalling the old days and eager for more.

The gold supply is pretty tight - we spend a lot of our money on health potions instead of new gear - but just like Diablo, there's always some shiny new sword or piece of armor bursting from the carcass of the latest skewered enemy. And there's a full economy, so you can always teleport back to the merchant's caravan (assuming you have the item that enables it) and sell your plunder.

The graphics are getting just a little long in the tooth and your character onscreen looks the same no matter what gear you equip, but these are niggles. Underworlds is simply too much old-school fun to not recommend.


Above: For those counting, that's six enemies onscreen at once and zero health potions left. There's a reload coming up.

Oct 12, 2010

5 comments

  • Derwood - October 13, 2010 3:53 p.m.

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  • Mooshon - October 13, 2010 10:40 a.m.

    ...well at least they didn't say 'first' :)
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    Do these people trying to advertise cheap counterfeit sports clothing actually believe that we're going to buy it? This is a videogame website; next to no-one here actually has an interest in sports.
  • Cleanser247 - October 13, 2010 2:12 a.m.

    It kind of reminds of Icewind Dale!

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