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Our Rating: ★★★½☆ :: A LITTLE FLAT :: Read Our Full Review >>

Role playing games and crossword puzzles mix surprisingly well, but in Crossword Dungeon's case it could've gone a bit further.

What's New

Crossword Dungeon v1.1.2 is a content-focused update, bringing over 100 new words, a new monster, better UI feedback, and a few bug fixes.

Here is a more thorough list of the major changes:

Content:
- Added over 100 new words.
- New monster: The Kobold.

Art:
- Logo slightly tweaked for better readability.
- “You Win” tweaked for better readability.
- “Game Over” tweaked for better readability.

UX/UI:
- The player and, if applicable, monster and letter tiles will now jump to better signify when unable to move in the requested direction.
- Tap-holding on Stats and Special Attacks in the Character screen will now pop up helpful informational text.

Bug fixes:
- Berzerker Rage status now loads properly when continuing a game.
- Hall of Fame now centers properly.
- Monster info on the topmost row and leftmost column now pops up properly.

App Description

Descend into the Crossword Dungeon, where every level is made up of a procedurally-generated crossword, and each letter guarded by a vile monster you must best!

Guess the correct letter to instantly dispatch the monster, or risk combat damage if incorrect.

Test your wits against crosswords of increasing complexity and monsters with deadly abilities with one of three classes with their own unique skills:

The Barbarian, a muscled berzerker who lives for the thrill of battle and feeds his rage with the blood of his enemies.

The Ranger, a feared hunter who uses a deadly combination of marksmanship and tracking instincts.

And the Scoundrel, a ne'er-do-well who makes the best of limited resources and subverts enemies' defenses with stealth attacks.

...each in search of riches and glory beneath the Crossword Dungeon.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

October 14, 2014 New version 1.1.2
December 11, 2012 New version 1.0.1
November 30, -0001 Initial Release