I play a lot of games on my iPhone. As much as I love my Xbox and my computer, I don’t always have the time it takes to sit down and play the games I want to on them. It’s easy to grab a quick game on my lunch break or something similar. Yesterday was the release of Rodeo Games Warhammer Quest. I’m going to say this right now; it is the best game I’ve played on my phone.
Warhammer Quest is based on an out of print
board game of the same name that was produced between 1995 and1998. It’s a dungeon crawl game. Adventures go into randomly generated areas,
defeat monsters, and collect loot. When they
return to town they sell their treasure, level up their skills, and pick up the
next quest. The board game is beloved
and there are petitions to get it back in print. The video game translates all of this
The purchase of the game gives you a Wood Elf
Waywatcher, a Dwarf Ironbreaker, a human Grey Wizard, and a human Marauder to
start with. That’s a great starting
party but there are three additional characters that can be purchased an Elven
Wizard, a Dwarf Slayer, and a human War Priest.
I think 3 bucks for each character might be a little steep, but I’ve
already bought the Slayer and will probably end up buying the others. There is also a second region of the game to
purchase that unlocks new cities and Skaven as enemies.
The actual gameplay is turn based, which I
prefer when playing on the phone. It’s a
challenging game, especially at the lower levels. The inventory screen is a thing of
genius. You play the game with the game
horizontal but when you flip the screen to the vertical position it switches to
your inventory. I don’t know why I like
it so much, but it’s a nice touch. If
you like dungeon crawls I really can’t recommend this game enough. At this time I believe it is only available
for iOS devices.