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  • Easy to learn, hard to master
  • Smart gameplay
  • Poor graphics and design, lack of animations.
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Expert's Review

"It's a matter of perspective"

Reviewed by / May 29, 2014

An original and turn-based rogue-like game

HyperRogue has CGA (if not worse) graphics, lacks any kind of animations, storyline or any other feature you would expect from a classy video game, but it is a great board cat and mice game disguised as some sort of Advanced Heroquest played in turn in a 2D board wrapped around a hyperbolic plane where different environments (and monsters!) coexist.

Said that, it's all about exploring that odd sphere where you can't go back to the same place, one tile at a time, and find the magic shards which are power-ups. You can defeat any enemy as long as it isn't "supported" by any other foe in an adjacent tile. If you ran out of tiles to move and can't kill any unsupported enemy nearby, game's over.

Tactical players, please, give this HyperRogue a go. It's worthy and beautiful, but in its own and unique way.

Tags: endless depths crack, hyperrogue iii.

Developer's original description available here
You are a lone outsider in a strange, non-Euclidean world.. As a Rogue, your goal is to collect as many treasures as possible. However, collecting treasures attracts dangerous monsters (on the other hand, killing the monsters allows more treasures to be generated).

Collecting enough treasure also allows you to find rare magical orbs, which grant you one-time or time-limited special abilities.

The world is a combination of eleven types of lands. Each land type has specific style (monsters, treasure, magical orbs, terrain features). Collecting treasures only attracts more monsters in lands of the same type, so you can try to collect lots of treasure in several different lands! Ultimately, you will be able to access Hell, and look for the fabulous Orbs of Yendor which are hidden there.

The game is inspired by the roguelike genre (you are not allowed to save as the game is short enough and reloading the same saved file several times would be cheating), as well as puzzle games such as DROD (Deadly Rooms of Death). HyperRogue is one of just few games played on a hyperbolic plane.

Play HyperRogue for free, or download HyperRogue Gold for Euclidean mode, cheats, and online achievements and leaderboards (via Google Games Services). HyperRogue Gold is also updated more frequently (currently, it contains seven more lands with unique mechanics). If you want a small app, download HyperRogue Lite without music. Also play the desktop version of HyperRogue!

More about HyperRogue: http://roguetemple.com/z/hyper.php

Recently changed in this version

5.5a: A major update. Two new lands with new, interesting mechanics. Translations. More features in HyperRogue Gold (online leaderboards and Euclidean mode). Numerous other improvements.

All changes on my blog: http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hyper

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Comments and ratings for HyperRogue
  • (48)

    by Andrey Astrelin on 02/02/2015

    Nice idea and implementation

  • (48)

    by Alex Kreitzberg on 10/01/2015

    Very simple beautiful game. Love it!

  • (48)

    by James Dyess on 10/11/2014

    Its going to take a lot of attempts to figure out all of the stuff available in this seemingly simple game.

  • (48)

    by Linda Murphy on 26/08/2014

    So I'm trying the other, lite, version. This app requires 0 permissions. My thanks to the developer for that.

  • (48)

    by Federico Pugnali on 14/08/2014

    Amazing rogue variant. The crazy interface is just brilliant. I would just change the music for a more minimalistic approach

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    by June Tate-Gans on 01/07/2014

    The game is played on a hexagonal grid on a sphere of sorts. The only motivation to play is to gather treasures in each land, so the gameplay becomes rather repetitive quickly. The combat in this game is unusual -- all attacks are one hit kills, so movement and placement of your character becomes tantamount to moving chess pieces. UI is very poor (modal, unreasonable scrolling limits, etc), and th

  • (48)

    by Casey Koons on 18/06/2014

    A true Rouge in spirit, while completely innovative and perfect for a smartphone.

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