Gold Keeper Review
- The controls are simple to use and work quite well.
- The bloody iPhone screen cracking animation is always a lot of fun.
- Sound can get a bit tiresome after a while, and there’s no option to use your iPod instead.
- Almost all aspects of gameplay are far too repetitive.
Gold Keeper is a decent enough title, but due to the repetitive nature of the game, is only good for a few plays. This game isn’t worth the current price.
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Gold Keeper is an action survival game where players control a large red demon and defend your gold supply from the thieving villagers and attacking knights. The game’s goal is to survive as long as you can, while protecting your gold supply. If you are killed or all your gold is stolen, then you lose.
You control your demon’s movement by using a control stick in the bottom left hand corner and attack by tapping a button in the bottom right corner. Players can also collect gold tokens in order to fill your magic bar. Once this is full, players can unleash a devastating attack that will kill off all enemies currently in the level. New weapons can also be unlocked after certain periods of time in order to fight off the increasingly difficult enemies.
The 3D visuals look good, but it’s a real treat when you smash an enemy upwards and into the iPhone screen; cracking it in a bloody mess. The sound is certainly demonic and immerses players in the level, but it can get a bit much after a while. The game is single player only, but highscores can be submitted to a global leaderboard.
Gold Keeper is a game that sets up to be a fun action survival game, but doesn’t quite deliver on its promises. The game is simply far too repetitive to be fun. And even once new weapons are unlocked, the demon’s attacks are the same. It seems like there could have been some real fun to be had with Gold Keeper, but the gameplay itself tends to leave players with a ‘grind’ game more than anything else.
DescriptionEver wish you were the bad guy for once? Want to play the demon?
There’s an opening for a demonic Gold Keeper in this app. If you relish killing thieving villagers, then you may just be perfect for the position.
The good news is that you have gold in your cave, lots of it. Bad news is that those no good commoners from the nearby village want to steal it from you. Your job is to protect your fortune, no matter what. If a few crooked villagers die in the process, so be it. You don’t care, you’re a demon. Demons have no remorse or conscience. In fact, you have a sign at the entrance of your cave that warns the nasty crooks – “Violators will be killed! Survivors will be killed again!” That pretty much sums up what your duties are as Gold Keeper demon.
One word of caution about these violating settlers – they can become more powerful. Don’t turn your back on these rogues for long or your job will become a little bit tougher.
Gold Keeper outfits you with three great weapons to use as you please. Kill, maim, whatever you like. Each weapon gives you a different experience, so you may want to switch from time to time, just for fun. If your victim is standing in the right location, you may even fling him against your screen and crack it. Players have been known to engage in maniacal laughter when this happens, heady with demon power.
It’s easy for you to get into character on your iPhone or iPod Touch with the 3D imaging of this game. The life-like graphics help you to imagine yourself swinging the giant axe and the sound of the dying bandits will fill your demon heart with glee.
So, what do you say? Are you bad enough to be the demon? There’s only one way to know for sure. Take a deep breath and get started.
"For a dollar this is worth its weight in gold. You’ve got an amazing little game that will give you those quick bursts of game play that we all need from time to time." - Appversity.com
"Gold Keeper’s style may be simple, but it's unique and hilarious in a dark way. We definitely recommend picking it up, and if anyone asks you what you’re doing, just tell them you’re playing the bad guy for once" - slidetoplay.com
"Worth Its Weight In Gold!!! You’ll get those “OMG THAT WAS AWESOME” moments when playing this game and laugh in hysteria when you fling a guy right into your screen" - nodpad.com
"Gold Keeper has succeeded in keeping me entertained randomly for a few minutes at a time. The fantasy theme makes it stand out from the herd." - toucharcade.com
"Play as the Financially Responsible Demon" - osxreality.com
touchreviews.net "Impressive 3D Graphics and High Action Game"
"I absolutely want to see more of what the devs can create in the future, the art has a very characteristic appeal to it." - TA forum
- Perfect 3D-graphics and animation
- Merry voiceovers
- Non-stop gameplay which never bores and keeps you deeply in the game
- Online leaderboard
- Three weapon types, each with its own animation and sound
The game is recommended to all fans of the survival action genre.
Gameplay video: http://tinyurl.com/goldkeeper
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What's New in Version 1.2- OS 4.3 support
- fps increased
- minor fixes