Vertical Drop Heroes is a procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements, where your hero adventures through randomly generated stages. Armed with a variety of skills and traits, you must use your cunning and reflexes to survive the dangers of each stage, until you face the final boss and uncover the truth behind the game!
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Veröffentlichung: 25. Juli 2014

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"A vertical roguelike game with good swift combat and random objectives."
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19. März

Game Update: Vertical Drop Heroes v1.0.3d Now Available!

Hello everyone! I've uploaded an update for Vertical Drop Heroes, bringing it to version 1.0.3d. Here are the list of changes in this version:

- Added the Inheritance System: the descendant of your previous hero will always appear in the lineup, until you quit the game. If you rolled a hero that you like, this is a good way to retry the same build without having to rely on random rerolls!
- Enemy descriptions added for every enemy in the game, to give players a better idea of what each enemy does
- 6 new music tracks, so each level now has its own unique level music
- A new (optional) miniboss, the Demonic Rogue, will randomly appear on some levels. Does not activate until injured, and has one random hero ability. Drops a gem and 4 keys when defeated

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26. Januar

New Update for Vertical Drop Heroes HD!

A new update for Vertical Drop Heroes HD is now available, which should eliminate the loop_missiles crashes, as well as other minor bug fixes.

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Reviews

“If you're looking for a fun and slightly different type of RPG that you can easily play in spurts, definitely give this one a go.”
95/100 – GamingNexus

“It is perfect for gamers who are into roguelike games and who also like platformers and RPGs. And of course, fans of Nerdook would certainly appreciate and enjoy this updated classic.”
8/10 – ThatVideoGameBlog

“Dropping random heroes through strange 2D worlds until they meet their untimely, permanent deaths has never felt so exhilarating… Fun gameplay, lots of reasons to replay, great value!”
8/10 – GamesInAsia

Über dieses Spiel



Vertical Drop Heroes is a procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements, where your hero adventures through randomly generated stages. Armed with a variety of skills and traits, you must use your cunning and reflexes to survive the dangers of each stage, until you face the final boss and uncover the truth behind the game!



FEATURES

- Randomly generated stages, enemies and bosses, resulting in a very replayable game
- Artwork, coding and animation done by one person (me) in that unique Nerdook style
- Split screen, local co-op, as well as local network coop!
- Destructible terrain and multiple uses for each skill gives you plenty of options to approach the different situations generated
- Tons of skills, abilities, traits and powers that you can unlock in the game, creating a different hero each time
- Unique combat system where proper planning is more important than quick reflexes
- Persistent upgrades allow you to carry forward progress between games, with a choice between increasingly expensive persistent upgrades or generally cheaper temporary upgrades
- Every enemy and boss has been designed to provide challenge and variety



BACKGROUND
This is a HD remake of GIGANTIC proportions for Vertical Drop Heroes, the original webgame with over 2 million plays... from Nerdook, a one-man developer with a portfolio of games that has accumulated more than 50 million plays worldwide! Bigger and better in every way, Vertical Drop Heroes HD revamps the entire game into an epic, randomly generated platformer RPG!

Systemvoraussetzungen

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible 3D graphics card with 256 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Support for Xbox controllers
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Processor 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible 3D graphics card with 512 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Support for Xbox controllers
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.0 or later
    • Processor: Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7.0 or later
    • Processor: Processor: 2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 256 MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive: 40 MB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL-compatible sound card
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
8.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29. März
Ein nettes Spiel für zwischendurch. Es motiviert besonders durch schnelle Erfolge und ist schnell und leicht zu lernen.
Cool, das es einen Splitscreen-Modus gibt. Beschäftig auf jeden Fall eine Weile.
Nur der Preis ist etwas happig.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
19.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. April
"Vertical Drop Heroes HD" ist ein angenehm einlullendes Roguelike. Es eignet sich perfekt um nebenher Musik, Hörspiele, Hörbücher, Podcasts etc. anzuhören, da man hier nicht viel denken muss. Ich wäre enttäuscht gewesen, hätte ich den Originalpreis gezahlt, da es bessere, kostenlose Alternativen gibt. Ich habe es im Bundle erhalten, würde aber sagen, dass ein oder zwei Euro durchaus angemessen wären.
Leider schwächelt das Spiel an einigen Stellen:
-Ich liebe Spiele, in denen man viel freispielen kann. Sollte man Spielfunktionen und neue Fertigkeiten freispielen können - umso besser. Bedauerlicherweise sind hier die meisten Fähigkeiten im Vergleich zu einigen herausragenden anderen Fähigkeiten, oder auch Waffen, schlecht oder gar nutzlos. Auf mich wirkt das ganze nicht gerade ausbalaciert. Ab einem gewissen Punkt gibt man ein Vermögen aus, sich einen halbwegs passablen Helden auszuwürfeln - warum dann nicht gleich ein Pauschalvermögen für meinen Wunschhelden, den ich dann auch noch optisch selbst gestalten kann?
-Gold zu investieren um die Stärke meiner Charaktere dauerhaft zu steigern widerstrebt meiner Idee von Roguelike. Diese Funktion macht Grinding einfach zu attraktiv, was mich gleich zum nächsten Punkt bringt.
-"Vertical Drop Heroes HD" ist unfair. Es gibt Projektile, denen man nicht ausweichen kann. Das macht, meiner Meinung nach, das Infinity Sword (1HP/1HitKill) total nutzlos. Mit genug Zeit, Glück und Geduld könnte ein halbhirniger Affe oder sogar ein Gangsterrapper das Spiel durchspielen. Es erfordert ein Minimum an Geschick und nahezu keine geistigen Fähigkeiten. Das jedoch macht es, wie bereits gesagt, zu einer sehr angenehmen Nebenbeschäftigung.

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10 von 12 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. März
I really like this game. It's 2nd up-down- scrolling action game. There are many characters, items, monsters, skills, quests and NPC. I never get bored.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
4.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Januar
The Roguelike is one of the most obscurely defined game genres, so I'm not sure this is technically one.
It's definitely a game I enjoy a lot though.

Nerdook Productions, generally better known for their in-browser flash games has delivered a solid game somewhat comparable to Rogue Legacy.
The player chooses one of three heroes with various traits, spells and weapons assigned randomly and sets off to conquer a dungeon that is about a dozen floors deep.

As the name implies though, each 'floor' is already quite deep, as the entire game is very much a descent through a random environment (seen from the side in colourful 2D graphics). The width of your screen is always the width of the level. You will fight your way down each floor to the bottom where a sealed portal lies. To unlock the seal you must defeat the boss or unlock it using 5 keys (which you also expend to open locked trapdoors earlier in the level and treasure chests) or, if the situation or an aspect of your character allow for it, destroy the wall surrounding the portal.

As you defeat enemies you gain experience and gold, the experience goes directly to your current character to empower him/her, the gold is primarily used between runs to get better base stats and upgrades as well as at merchants you encounter randomly on some floors that will sell you new weapons, traits and spells.

The whole thing wraps up nicely with a satisfying and challenging final boss.
One of the main things that sets this game apart from similar games (or specifically Rogue Legacy) is that not killing enemies is a viable alternative. Until you've killed your first enemy on each floor you'll be able to see and pick up pacifist sigils that are dotted around the level. Picking these up will grant experience and gold, same as killing enemies. It's not always a viable option (sometimes you'll really need to dispatch enemies in your path), but it's nice that there's an incentive to change things up every now and then and not kill everything in sight.

I've compared this game several times now to Rogue Legacy, which might not be entirely fair.
The question is, though, does this game offer anything that Rogue Legacy doesn't?
It does, and it's a game I recommend. However, if you've not yet played Rogue Legacy I couldn't recommend this more, so I would suggest playing that first.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
15.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24. April
Nerdook does good work. Fun little game, picked it up for a song in a humble bundle. Reasonably easy to 100%, recommend.
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3 von 3 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Februar
Legit game. Tough and simple. Less cutomization than rogue legacy and less rushy than magicte, yet really similar to both games. Its also the same genre (upgrade in death)

main differences, here you can only upgrade health and damage. However.. you buy traits (and you have 2) and spells(also 2) in maps for new heroes. You also buy access to portals so you can jump right into map x (there are 10 maps ?). Spells are charge based and not mana.

The game is really simple. maps are short and you can only go down. sometimes you miss blocks (or destroy them) and you cant go up unless you get a teleporter. Anyway. maps are short and intense. Easy to die but its also easy to learn and truly grasp the game.

Careful when buying spells and traits, you dont pick them and some are better than others.
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4 von 5 Personen (80%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Januar
Way back when, I used to use Kongregate for my casual gamery fun, and the No.1 dude we all waited for to bring out a new game was Nerdook. That dude made the tightest games, every single one was super fun and interesting, and had a cool idea or mechanic behind it all. Imagine my surprise when I boot up this game I got as a freebee and see that familiar Nerdook logo pop up.

This game is a treat. Super simple gameplay that's hella accessable for anyone to just dive into, excellent single player AND multiplayer, sweet and smooth graphics and a brilliant soundtrack? Nerdook never lost his touch at all. Totally worth picking up, Vertical Drop Heroes is amazeballs for pick up and play fun.
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6 von 9 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
7.7 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2014
I had an addiction. It was called Spelunky. This game helped me get over that addiction.
2/10
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30. Dezember 2014
Randomly generated levels that is fun as you die and progress at the same time.

It's 1 life per game though, so your characters are always different but you get stronger everytime you progress in your previous life.

Great little game to waste time when downloading something.

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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Januar
Anyone who liked Rouge Legecy should pick this game up. That is all.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. April
Got this on sale for $2.49. Gamers who ignore the "PC Master Race", have no idea what they are missing...

This game is indeed a winner. Tried it out for a quick few min. Turned out to be 1.5hrs

Much has already been said, so, I will say the one thing that stood out to me....

Videos, make this game look Frantic & Chaotic. I was pleasently suprised, to find out it plays at a far more reasonable pace, than it appears. It's not a FREAK OUT AND BOUNCE ALL OVER THE PLACE SLASHING LIKE CRAZY game. You think about which way to go, which key to use, which block to break, which enemy to go after. It's neat, and somewhat difficult to explain.

The whole DIE & START OVER thing, sounds awful, but its not. Once you realize, getting as far as you can, in each run, IS the game itself, you won't mind. If you kept going, it would actually hurt the game. Each time you start, little, progressive possitive changes in your Character, make each run different. You suddenly can wizz past parts that were tough, go after that extra prisoner, snatch that extra key, and.....aaaaaaaaaand.... MAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVER! Wooot!!

Give it a try. It may be a love it or hate it kinda game, but, looking at the 95% positive rating (out of 12500+ reviews!), Odds swing in your favor.
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2 von 2 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
11.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. April
Great little game. It's a rogue-like, action type of game. Very addictive and perfect for playing in short bursts. The best way to describe the game is to compare it to Rogue Legacy. If you like that game, you will more than likely enjoy this as well. Thumbs up on this one.
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4 von 6 Personen (67%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
38.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. März
Fun game that's along the lines of Rogue Legacy, but not as difficult/grindy.

It's currently in the Humble Weekly Bundle, I recommend picking it up.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Mai
More like Vertical DANK Heroes 8.5/10
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
3.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Mai
This game is incredibly fun and addicting! It has a huge replay value, and I plan to pick it up again and again for years to come! This should be in your collection.
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3 von 5 Personen (60%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Februar
游戏打击感不错,根本停不下来,
带接近敌人自动攻击,
游戏音乐完美符合,
解锁可以获得新的可随机的技能,特性,或者新的职业,
适合轻松闲暇时间玩一玩,平均每次半个小时吧,
个别职业还是有些挑战性的,
爽快感十足。
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6 von 11 Personen (55%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
7.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. April
It has HD in the title and only runs at like 1280x720. I give it 0 out out of 720.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
3.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. April
I bought this game as part of the Humble Bundle, and it piqued my interest. I figured it would be a fun game to play with others, so I ended up buying it for my wife too... that was a mistake.

For one, the "Local Network" multiplayer option is unreliable. It seems as if at any hint of a network error, the game drops all connections and kills the server. Very frustrating if you make it far in a run. Furthermore, I ran into numerous bugs that crashed my client (problem 1) that meant that the server (my wife's machine) would quit too (problem 2). Combined with the constant lag, LAN multiplayer was simply unplayable. I know it was not my connection because other games work fine over LAN (e.g. Terraria).

Another gripe I have with this game is that it seems as if it were designed for multiplayer, but it handles it so poorly. Split screen is hardly any better than LAN, as the screen is split vertically into THREE chunks (one for the stats), which means you get much skinnier screens to play on, and have to potentially look on the other side of the monitor to gauge your stats... this wouldn't be so much of an issue if it were easy to discern what was going on. Instead, there are so many strange user interface choices that finding your character can be a hassle. All characters (be they your hero, any ally, an enemy, a clone, an NPC, etc.) all have the same color health bar, so in fights it's easy to get lost.

The poor user experience choices don't stop there. If playing with another person and they die, you have to complete the level before they are resurrected. If they died at the beginning, that means your ally cannot join for potentially a long time... not exactly "fun." On top of that, there is no option to "restart game", so you either have to suicide or exit + recreate the LAN/split game to continue. It's just such a pain to play with all these (intentional) decisions and (unintended) bugs.

This is a fun game with a lot of potential, but it clearly was designed from a gameplay standpoint to be played with multiple people, but from a UI standpoint of being played with one (or even fewer). I'd love to see an update, but I doubt it will come. I feel like Vertical Drop Heroes was a poor port, and could have been great with some more time.
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1 von 2 Personen (50%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
8.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. April
I love this game honestly it like no other game I have played it has multiple heroes I still have not beat the game once It keeps going it keeps your coins even when you die it is a perma death game it also keeps track of which heroes you have used it is hard but not hard as in omg I lost everything aka dark souls it is hard as in the enemies are hard and every level they tend to double their stats
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29 von 32 Personen (91%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
2.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. Oktober 2014
4/5 stars. Vertical Drop Heroes HD is like Rogue Legacy "lite"...in a very good way.
Most of my playtime with Vertical Drop Heroes HD has been with the GOG (DRM-free + original VDH) version. So my Steam stats don't reflect my total experience with this game.

PROS:
+Pick up and play accessiblity.
+Easy to learn, difficult to master.
+Fast arcadey action.
+Stages are randomly generated, assuring replay value.
+Unlocked abilities can be used with future characters, but characters can only carry 2 unlocked abilities with them at a time. This allows for very customizable gameplay, while keeping it challenging.
+Gamepad support: Xinput (360, or Logitech F series set to "X").
+Modest hardware requirements; most PCs built in the past 8 years should run VDH-HD.

CONS:
-No Linux support at the time of this review. But, given VDH-HD uses OpenGL, Linux users may be able to run it via Wine.
-No Direct Input (Logitech and generic) controller support...yet.
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