Dungeon Raid

No longer available in the App Store

Dungeon Raid is a jewel-matching style puzzle RPG. You can make pathways to different tiles (including diagonally) which makes for some nice long matches. The game gets quite tricky even on Easy mode, but there are lots of upgrades and items coming up for sale as you gain experience and earn points. Matching coins gives you money, potions gives you health, shields give you points towards armour upgrades and mending your armour, and so forth.

You can play under your own name, or randomly generate a name (many of which are quite bizarre). There’s also a Lite version so you can try it out for free, and an in-game tutorial to help you get to grips with it. It’s quite a deep RPG experience for a puzzle RPG.

Genre: Puzzle RPG
Platform: iPhone
Character: name, level (easy, normal, hard, harder)
Story: jewel-matching style puzzle
Gear: armour, weapons
Sidequests: none
Treasure: coins and potions from matching tiles
Features: four difficulty levels, random name generation
Grinding: n/a
Links: Appshopper
Official site