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 (107 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 1, 2014

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“I definitely chuckled numerous times and found the humor more than adequate.”
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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
14 of 20 people (70%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
I Just beat this game
this game is a throw back to the good old 80's & 90's beat em ups
i beat the game is about 1.5 hours
and i really enjoyed my playthough i will be playing it again & again to try to get a higher score.
this game i can tell will make for a good weekend game with friends and a few beers
the gameplay is very retro style.
the soundtrack fits this games style extremely well.
the art style is very well done.
i really enjoyed this indie game.
Plus This Game Has A Lot Of Humor In It.
it is worth the 6.99 usd that it sells for
i give this game an 8.7 out of 10
somethings that could of used work
i felt that the contolrs felt a bit lose and not tight
and other times when they should of felt tight they felt a bit lose.
but thats just nit picking on my part.
This game is worth buying Its a great game
for the price tag its 100% worth it.
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12 of 20 people (60%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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 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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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
If you remember Golden Axe, then it is enough to say that Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus is a clone of that game with over the top violenceand hit&miss humor. If you have not, it is a 2D fantasy brawler in which you control a character and slaughter waves of enemies before moving on to next stage and repeating this activity. It can be played in single player or local co-op (not sure if online co-op is available), up to three players, which is probably the most enjoyable way.

What this game has, and Golden Axe did not, is lots and lots of blood and nerdy humour type jokes (wacky voice acting / fighter named Bolax / mage's special attack summons a giant fire-breathing chicken mount / orc frat boys / gay zombies / etc.), which may or may not work for you.

The game is quite challenging, although you get unlimited continues (at least on normal difficulty), so the challenge lies mostly in getting the achievements. I died a lot, and only got 2 of 12 in the end. Curiously, the first boss was the hardest for me.

Note that The Eye of Draconus game is approximately 1 hour in length, so getting it at a discount or in a bundle is about the only way to get your money's worth. Might be worth a playthrough, if you enjoy slaughtering kobold children.

I would give this game a neutral rating, if I could, but since Steam only allows me to reommend the game or not, I am going with not - because it is too short for its normal price.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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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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 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
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Embarrassing. This should not be available on Steam.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2014
I just finished playing through the first Episode of Dungeons. Maybe I just didn't read up enough about this game before buying it but I didn't know it was only the first in a series until I reached the end of the game. It's a very quick game, with limited replay value. I'm not sure about serializing a hack n'slash - the gameplay seems like it would be too repetitive and, if this game was an indication, VERY short. I was expecting something a little more like Golden Axe in terms of length and also to only have to buy the one game to finish the story.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
this game is great , the music , the refrences , the art , if you buy iy because of one review let it be this one , i just wish it was longer
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Just play Golden Axe instead.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
if your into 2d beat'm ups you'll love this one.
its done well and on par with any classic nes, snes game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
So I just finished 'Dungeons: The Eye of Draconus' after starting playing it last night.
Do I recommend this game?
Well, that's kind of a tough question, but yes I do.

Let's have a look:

- the game is very short. You can finish the game in about one hour.
- nice humor, although that's certainly a matter of taste
- the game is full of sexual allusions, I liked them but again, that's a matter of taste
- early 90’s arcade style
- full controller support
- one to three players
- co-op, players can simply join right in the middle of the game, you just need additional controllers
- it's an indi-game, so it's far from perfect
- good music, but again, that's a matter of taste
- orcs are afro-Americans. Is that racism? Well, I guess it is, but it's funny in a way that I believe even black people will laugh about it
- smurfs are Russians. Funny? Yep!
- you get to kill Sigfried and Roy! Great, although the fighting sucks because they are flying in the air
- full achievements can be reached even if you play alone, you just need three controllers for one of the achievements

I do NOT! recommend buying this game stand-alone. I received this game because it was part of a bundle and as such, it's OK. I had some fun and it was enjoyable.

After finishing the game I spent 0,26 cents for the missing steam trading cards and received an emoticon currently worth 3,20 Euros on marketplace. That was something I really liked. ;-)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
Very fun, old school, beat 'em up! If you liked Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, or Final Fight, you'll enjoy this! Full review here: http://youtu.be/DWzhBJm2eQ0
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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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38 of 45 people (84%) 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 30 people (77%) found this review helpful
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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