October 5, 2012 7:30 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
I'll admit it. I always fall for a good name, but Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons has actually more than that to it. It has some lovely Sega Genesis/Megadrive styled cover art. Oh, and it's a pretty traditional 16-bit-esque fantasy RPG too. And it actually also happens to be a rather good game, which always comes in handy.
Everything starts off with an impressive (for the '90s that is) introduction, that some might go on and describe as NSFW due to the cartoony human breasts it sports and most will find lovely in its dark-lord-rising tackiness. You then get to select your party from a variety of different characters, each with a unique skill, name them, choose their appearance and take them to meet the king and have his daughter both explain the plot and set the overall tongue-in-cheek mood of the experience.
Following that, we have the not entirely unexpected kitting out of the team with an impressive variety of weapons, armour, spells and stuff, and the sending them off to explore the land, enter dungeons, kill monsters and save the world. The 16-bit way of course. The rich, splendidly detailed and highly entertaining 16-bit way to be precise.
Dungeonmen: Men of Dungeons is still in beta and can be downloaded for free for your Windows PC. Grab it here.