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Video GameFidel Dungeon Rescue Review
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Posted: 11 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Fidel Dungeon Rescue is a path-finding battle where you guide your puppy hero through a dungeon of monsters. You play by picking which direction to move and who to attack. Enemies only move when you do and you can rewind whenever you want. It stands out for offering an approachable puzzle game with monsters, treasure and secrets but without the usual grinding and fetch-quest busy work.

You progress through each level by getting from the entrance to the exit without losing all your health. While you can move where you want, you can't cross the path your extendable lead makes or revisit the same tile twice. Each level is self contained so you can see everything, but presents a challenge of route finding, sequencing and battling. It's turn based so there's no time pressure. Also you can always rewind your moves if you make a mistake.

As you get further there are more things to interact with. Levers, equipment and other monsters that move (when you do) extend the puzzle in novel (head scratching) directions. Special items you can collect and use add to the complexity further while also offering more ways to solve each level. Each room you meet on a run is randomly selected, which means there's a new challenge each time you play. And even though a single run through the game is relatively short, there are lots of secrets to discover which really open up the game to investigation.

The result is an exuberant puzzle game that not looks great but presents really cleverly designed puzzles. It's the sort of game where you spend a long time on each level, often seeming to be stuck, only to find the solution and feel like a puzzle game god.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 01/08/2017

Platforms: PC and iOS

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Adventure, Brain Game, Fighting, Puzzle and Traversal

Accessibility: 24 features

Developer: Ar Daniel Ben (@ArDanielBen)

 

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DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete. It depends how quickly you can solve the puzzle levels. To see and collect everything in the game takes some players up to 50 hours.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Rated 9+ on Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Younger players need to be happy to persevere with the levels when they seem very hard. Also the aspect of the generated puzzles means you need to deal with some not having an ideal solution.

CostsCosts

Fidel Dungeon Rescue usually costs £9.29.
 

Fidel Dungeon Rescue

Steam Store PC £9.29
Steam Store Mac £9.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

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