VVVVVV Creator's Rougelike Dicey Dungeons Has Rolled Onto Switch

The roguelike dice-based battle game is now available on Switch after a surprise launch.


Nintendo's most recent Indie World showcase was a big one, and while we were busy watching it, an exciting new game dropped on the system. Dicey Dungeons, the latest game from VVVVVV and Super Hexagon creator Terry Cavanaugh, is now available on the Nintendo Switch.

In Dicey Dungeons, players choose from numerous playable dice characters, all of which have unique abilities. As you move between the nodes of each level, you'll come up against various enemies. Combat is based on dice rolls, with Yahtzee-like rules: you can play a rolled number on a corresponding attack, or you can re-roll dice several times to try and get numbers that better suit your abilities. As you go, you can power up and re-spec your dice, and if you die you need to start over.

The game costs $15 on Switch, with a 10% discount currently active for launch.

It's also worth noting that there's a bug in the game right now that does not let you increase animation speed again after decreasing it--this will be patched, but there's also a workaround available for the problem right now.

Dicey Dungeons received a 7/10 in GameSpot's review. "Dicey Dungeons is a charming and often rewarding game, as long as you learn to accept that sometimes the dice won't roll your way," the review states.

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