The Nightmare Cooperative Review
By James Gilmour, on September 3, 2014
Last modified 8 years, 9 months ago
- Publisher: Blazing Griffin Ltd
- Genre: Puzzle
- Released: 28 Aug, 2014
- Size: 301.2 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Looks and sounds great.
- Wide range of skills and teammates makes for surprisingly deep puzzles
- Highly addictive once you've mastered the basics
- Linearity means it may not have the lifespan of some roguelikes
A great looking puzzler with smart mechanics, The Nightmare Cooperative is a fine example of the roguelike formula, expertly tuned for mobile devices.
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Roguelikes are everywhere at the moment. You can't fire up iTunes without clapping eyes on a Dungelot or a Wayward Souls peeping out of the milky whiteness.
However, as Pocket Gamer's Craig Granell discovered, The Nightmare Cooperative shouldn't be dismissed as yet another tile-based puzzler.
Yes, it's filled with randomised dungeons and chance encounters and lots and lots of death. But there's a clever team dynamic at play that elevates it beyond the average swipe-powered puzzle adventure.
Watch the video above to hear the full review.
DescriptionFiendishly difficult! Adorably cute! Utterly engrossing!
How much gold can you get before your entire team is destroyed? IT'S NEVER ENOUGH!
Play The Nightmare Cooperative now - it's a strategic adventure where you lead a group of unlikely comrades through some rather difficult situations. Your village has fallen on hard times (due to reckless spending by the Village Council) and it’s up to you to bring back some gold.
The Nightmare Cooperative is a puzzley roguelike. You control a group of characters, each with different special abilities. The trick? They all move together, as a group. Something of a cooperative, if you catch the drift.
Every playthrough will be different, and you'll always have to start at the beginning, no matter how well (or badly) you did before. Your score is the amount of gold that you pickup during your journey. Opening crates gives you extra gold, but releases more monsters.
Check the Game Center leaderboards to see how well you've done!
What's New in Version 1.2bug fixes, because we are consummate professionals
- unlocks should unlock properly now
- scrolling menus should work correctly
- music should play right