Dungeons the Eye of Draconus is a early 90’s arcade style, one to three player, comedy, retro brawler, with both local and online multiplayer support, complete with mounts; multiple attacks, and varied gameplay, all reminiscent of Battle Toads, Golden Axe and TMNT Arcade.
User reviews: Mixed (112 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 1, 2014

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“I definitely chuckled numerous times and found the humor more than adequate.”
Co-Optimus

About This Game

Dungeons the Eye of Draconus is a early 90’s arcade style, one to three player, comedy, retro brawler, with both local and online multiplayer support, complete with mounts; multiple attacks, and varied gameplay, all reminiscent of Battle Toads, Golden Axe and TMNT Arcade.

With a variety of enemies filling every stage, boredom is kept at bay as you and your friends battle through a bizarre fantasy world. A hilarious story, complete with cut scenes and fully voiced dialogue sequences.

Join Gleobryn the cleric, Rose the thief and Bolax the barbarian as they journey through ancient mountains, fight primitive Kobolds, raid an orkish fraternity and deal with all kinds of crazy characters in, "Dungeons the Eye of Draconus".

Key Features:
•1-3 player online / local co-op
•Hand Painted Backgrounds
•Fluid Sprite Animation
•Fire Breathing Chicken
•Configurable keyboard and 360 controller support
•Un-lockable Steam Achievements, Cards and Badges

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Processor: AMD Dual Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10 compatible GPU (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 or higher)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 840M
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
http://youtu.be/cCZv9kUhFGE

Second impressions of this co-op beat 'em up.

First impressions were that the co-op did not work as we tried Hamachi and Tunngle without success after opening ports specified by the developer. For some reason it works when I host, but we tried hosting with two other people yesterday without success. In short, be wary of buying this game solely for online co-op like I did.

Players: 2 out of 3 possible in co-op for online or local variants.
Crashes: 2 (in the video)
Graphical glitches: quite a few (see flickering of sprites in game as well as during combat there will be these quick flashes of weirdness. This may be due to me playing on a laptop GPU, the nvidia 660m)
Time to beat once: ~1 hour taking into account crashes and multiplayer issues during first attempt

Levels are pretty short and don't overstay their welcome, usually... Some of the boss fights were painful to play through and really didn't work that well for the game's flow.

After I stopped recording, we encountered a couple interesting glitches...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=374334969

Spoderman was simultaneously controlling my barbarian when this happened (I couldn't see the second barbarian), so we had a giggle fit.



Rating: I can't really recommend this game.


Overall:
Dungeons: Eye of Draconus has enough issues with the code and design that I think even the people who will enjoy the concept won't wholeheartedly enjoy it. I think there are a few legitimately funny moments in the story, but the rest have pretty weak comedic timing and are fairly common jokes that didn't really add to the hilarity.

Personally I think the biggest problem was how the game is designed more than anything else. It's incredibly difficult to judge what plane you are on and where you're able to stand to hit bosses/enemies making some fights take twice as long as necessary. You can't really tell how much health enemies have- other than bosses, but it makes most fights after the first few levels feel like you're fighting zombies over and over.

Episode 2 would need significant work to make it worth playing, but I really do think it's feasible. I empathize with your situation as independent developers for I too am working on my own games, so if Dungeons: Dragon's Quest is a solid sequel I'd be more than happy to support SuckerFree Games' future efforts. I wish you luck.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
This might have been an OK game 20 years ago but it's not 20 years ago. The voice acting is horrible, the combat is overly simplistic and repetitive, and the controls are terrible. This plays a lot like Golden Axe but again this isn't 1990 so there's no excuse for making a game that is worse than the game it's obviously influenced by.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Good. Lord. What. Did. I. Just. Play? Tries really hard to be a funny throwback to old games such as Golden Axe and just...fails. On every level. No sir, I didn't like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Embarrassing. This should not be available on Steam.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
TL;DR: Game is short but If you like parodies, simple jokes, golden axe and you don't need a complicated dramatic background story, then this is for you


This game, is obviously a parody of some old games, cartoons and even movies. So basically the best of this game are it's jokes and unusual characters.
The humour of this game is not for everyone, if you're expecting smart complicated jokes, this might not be the best for you.

As i played this game it felt like watching some adult swim cartoon (wich is good for me and that's why i like it and waiting for chapter 2).

The voice acting worked good, but in some scenes it sounded like the mic was causing some small echo

Soo faar at last on this episode it does not shows much of a story, just a bounch of anti heroes doing what they do best:
Killing stuff, looting stuff and messing things up before running away.

The gameplay is simple as it's story, but still, works as intended, just like the old beat em up games wich was the goal of the developers anywais, to have fun killing stupid monsters and stealing objects before your friends get them

Sadly the game is kinda short, it has around 8 areas with 7 bosses.

The game might be a good challenge if you're collecting achievements. 3 of them might be hard, as for example there is one that ask you to beat the game witouth jumping and the other needs you to not use the special attack and the another one ask you to beat the game witouth using any continue.
There are only a few, 3 i think, that needs you to play with other players to get to unlock them
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 10
Very short game. Would like to recommend even so, but just missed the mark. Same moves you use in the tutorial, hit boxes for bosses are either too large or off, and no other dynamics introduced throughout the game (powerups, gear, a storyline, etc.). Some of the humor is borderline good, but poor voiceacting brings it down. Worth a buck if you want some of the funnier named achievements.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Pure Nerd SH!Te
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
I enjoyed it for what it is: a short run through weird for the sake of weird.
You either hate this game or you love it. Look up on youtube before buying.
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39 of 47 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Wow, that's a short game. Under an hour to finish. That's more or less okay-ish if the enemies weren't that repetitive and easy to defeat. The bosses are well designed and story is surely funny, just there's not really a lot of meat on the bones of this game.

It feels like Golden Axe on a budget, but that's not a bad thing at all since it feels like Golden Axe ;) The camera could be more up close to the action and the game really needs more and more challenging normal enemies, but overall it's a fun ride for the money. Maybe wait for a sale as the game is really nothing more than an hour of gameplay.
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23 of 31 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
This game has everything you could want from a brawler. It has quirky humor mixed with blood and guts. At times the difficulty is near Battletoads, which I feel is a great thing. Challenge accepted for accepting my money Sucker Free Games. The best thing about Dungeons is that it's 3 player. So once I make 2 friends all of us can enjoy this epic adventure. I'm a pretty lonely guy and most of the time I don't post reviews because I'm also very shy but I was compelled to post a review of this game. Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus brought back childhood memories of visiting my cousins and playing Double Dragon with them. It was one of the only times I got to play videos games with other people. Sure I play games online with people but it's easy for people to accept you if they don't have to see you. Rose is cool but my favorite is Gleobryn and his awesome super wicked cool chicken.
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27 of 39 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
This game is such a throwback to the old days of Golden Axe. Armed with relentless button mashing and a good buddy we pulverized everything in our wake. The humor is pretty tongue in cheek and the animations were pretty fluid for a brawler.
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20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 12, 2014
Sega fans rejoice! This is right up there with Streets of Rage and Golden Axe for local co-op brawler destruction. Smashing baby kobolds while riding a mutant snail doesn’t get much better than this. With throwback 16-bit graphics like the retro games we love, Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus puts forth a solid challenge without being annoyingly difficult. Grab two friends, some drinks , and controllers if you got ‘em and prepare to bash everything into a bloody pulp.
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28 of 42 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Oh Dungeons, what will we do with you? You tried so hard and failed so, so badly that I almost just feel sorry for you. Your poor hit detection and unsatisfying combat left me bored and frustrated, your looks shuffled between blurry sprites to clashing art styles, and your dialog...I can barely begin to describe what an atrocity it is.

You obviously were inspired by classic beat-em-ups like Golden Axe, but you miss the mark almost entirely by how week and clumsy your combat ultimately is. I guess it never occurred to you to balance enemies for different player numbers either, which I guess becomes a moot point when the online multiplayer is all but entirely broken anyway.

But back to the writing, I have to wonder if you ever made it out of fifth grade. It's almost like you were attempting to write the most unprecedentedly dumb and juvenile lines ever seen in a game, ranging from cringe worthy to being downright in poor taste (that mission where you fight a pair of sex obsessed homosexuals? seriously?). Maybe next time you could spring for actual voice actors too instead of a bunch of your friends recording in your mom's basement.

I had high hopes for you, Dungeons, but almost as if in anticipation of this you came out of the gate extravagantly putting your worst foot forward before proceeding to become almost intolerably bad the longer I spent with you. I'm sorry, Dungeons, this isn't going to work. I regret spending the hour I did with you, and you won't be hearing from me again when you release your sequel. Good day and good bye.
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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
15.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This game is awesome. I thoroughly enjoyed playing it. It is very funny and I found it is the sort of game you can just play unlike other games where you have to be in the right state of mind. I would rate it 5/5 and would recommend anyone to play it.
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15 of 20 people (75%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus has managed to capture the fun and challenge of my favorite classic genres. The combat and enemies are amusing and varied enough to keep the experience fresh and to keep me moving forward. You'll battle through some gorgeous environments with creative setpiece confrontations scattered throughout. The music is cool and exciting and the animations and sprite art are great eye candy. Eye candy with a joke printed on the wrapper. The characters each have their own distinguished playstyle and it's an experience that benefits greatly from having a friend or two to fight alongside.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
Welp, I should have watched a gameplay video first on YouTube. The gameplay is too simplistic even for a beat 'em up; the stages alternate between "bland" and "ugly"; the voice acting is INCREDIBLY annoying; and the "comedy" is so dumb even fans of Friedberg and Seltzer movies will look down on it.
What a terrible waste of time and money.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 11, 2014
This game was a fun leap into nostalgic arcade adventures, with wacky characters and scenarios. Play this game. It is like Golden Axe meets Monty Python.
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14 of 22 people (64%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
Maybe it's just where I am in my own life, but I felt embarassed when I was playing this. Everything about the game is overly stereotyped and over sexualized like some pre-pubescent fantasy of some sort. Honestly, I couldnt stick with the game past the initial part I played through. It was just to difficult to accept this as the way any game is presented these days. It wasnt funny or cute or anything else that might redeem it. It was just flat out crass, pure and simple.
While I dont think less of others for enjoying this game, I couldnt justify continuing when I have so many better beat em ups in my game library, that I dont feel demean me when I'm playing them.
'nuff said.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
I made a video review to show off some of the features and gameplay of this game!
http://youtu.be/cIn7BIXHRWU
I hope you enjoy!
Martyr
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15, 2014
Rather short but funny arcade action game, in the line of Golden Axe. Collision detection is a bit annoying for me but the game is doable. Gameplay is mostly smash button and avoid enemies, not much else. The game seems to be divided into episodes so it's expected to see more in the future.

I haven't tried the multiplayer aspect of the game, and I believe that way the game should be more enjoyable.

Overall, if you find it in a bargain bin and you find to like these sort of games, then pick it up.
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