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Hydra Slayer

Hydra Slayer

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This is the version of Hydra Slayer for Android devices. Hydra Slayer is a roguelike (that is, a game where you control a single hero fighting hordes of monsters in a randomly generated dungeon, with a high emphasis on tactics) where combat has been inspired by old mathematical puzzles about brave heroes slaying many headed beasts. See the homepage for the story, information, and a beginner's guide.

Also try the Social version ("Hydra Slayer Social") for social features like leaderboards, achievements, and checkins!

Hydra Slayer currently features:

* a unique (AFAICT) gameplay mechanics (although the main idea is based on old mathematical puzzles). To defeat a Hydra, you have to choose your attacks carefully, just bashing it with your "best" weapon is not likely to be a successful strategy. To win the big game, you have to choose your set of weapons wisely, and use your resources efficiently!

* a theme which mixes high fantasy and mathematics

* traditional roguelike ASCII graphics, or tiles

* 5 player character races with very distinct tactics

* 28 enemy types

* 28 types of equipment

* 15 weapon materials

* 18 types of non-equipment items

* 3 game geometries to choose before the start of game

* 8 level topologies (including the Mobius strip and Klein bottle)

* 11 level generators

* 2 endings

Hydra slayer is released under GNU Public License. As such, it comes with no warranty.

Keywords: Rogue, ADOM, NetHack, Angband, Dungeon Crawl, hydra, addition, subtraction, division, roguelike

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Recently changed in this version

15.0: Another major update. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.

14.0: A major update. Most visible changes include improved visuals and the new tutorial. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.


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  • (48 stars)

    by William Graber on 22/05/2014

    Great game! Very unique and interesting mechanics. Definitely not for the faint of heart (or mind). Touch controls can be a bit awkward, but changing the Geometry to 4-directional or Hex can help. Kept crashing on startup for me, though. Dev's suggestion to delete the save games helped, fortunately.

  • (48 stars)

    by Allan Carroll on 09/05/2014

    Check out DCSS or NH and all its variants, or go back to the forefather of all ROGUE!!!, these guys made great games with neolithic tools!!! This just doesn't toe the mark.

  • (48 stars)

    by Lawson Lipford-Cruz on 30/03/2014

    Yikes.

  • (48 stars)

    by Richard Clayderman on 14/03/2014

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • (48 stars)

    by Jason King on 25/10/2013

    If you're going to bring an app from computer, don't be lazy about it! Make sure you do the job properly by converting the controls over. Too confusing to figure out movement let alone how to play. Very disappointed. Uninstalled

  • (48 stars)

    by Joseph McClaren on 08/07/2013

    that I have ever seen. It is playable, so 2 stars. But not easily. Lack of usable controls kills the fun.

  • (48 stars)

    by Patrick Zygutis on 14/03/2013

    Right off the bat I had problems. Movement is not explained and I was not able to find an explanation of how to move anywhere. After stumbling across the wasd setting somehow, I managed to get to the second scroll. It was very hard to read as the lines overlapped each other on my phone (LG P870). Then after that, I couldn't figure out how to attack the obstacle in the way or move past it. Ver