Wii U Online Store Review – Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles Of Mystara
Who did it?
Capcom enlisted the support of Iron Galaxy for this compilation, which has a good porting pedigree under its belt, including several from Capcom. This worked for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Resurrection of the Dark HuntersSkyrim for Switch (and VR), and it even helped Retro Studios with the recent Metroid Prime Remastered.
The studio’s latest game, Rumbleverse, was rumored to be coming to Switch, but the (reviewed and buzz-worthy) battle royale servers went down six months after its release.
What is the premise?
Simply put, both games are side-scrolling beat ’em ups, but they have a few differences. Tower of Destiny allows you to choose from four characters (priest, dwarf, elf and fighter) and fight against popular D&D monsters in various dungeons. This can be a little tricky as the monsters can use the same moves as you.
Shadow over Mystara adds a thief and mage to the group, as well as different costumes, which means that your friends can choose the same character as you (two priests? why not!). The sequel adds special moves, and between stages you can stock up on items at various shops. Both games feature multiple choice-based paths that give you different routes and enemies.
Why should you play it?
The Wii U version isn’t the only version you can get, but it was arguably the hardest to develop. But it worked out in the end, and it’s a damn good collection of two classic beat ’em up RPGs.
Like all good compilations, this isn’t just a pack assembled and signed for shipping – it’s full of concept art, new challenges, exclusive content, and tons of gameplay options. This is a loving port that looks back on the history of these two titles. The customizable house rules are a fantastic addition, so you can turn this into a real arcade game with lives, difficulties, and all sorts of traps for you and some friends. And yes, there is local multiplayer.
What happens when an Elf, a Priest, a Thief and a Fighter walk into a bar? Well, they get into great pixelated fights.
How much does it cost?
This is part of a big sale at the Capcom online store in North America. $2.99. In the UK and Europe it’s still full price, but for just £11.99 / €14.99you get two classic arcade games.
We’ll be back on the last day with another 3DS or Wii U eShop recommendation as part of This episode is “Countdown”. Let us know below if you already have this in your collection and share your thoughts.