Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits - Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package for current generation platforms. Just as in the arcades, up to four players will select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons and Dragons’ universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks.
GGPO Enhanced Online With Drop-in/Drop-out Co-Op Play:
Community-trusted GGPO powers a smooth online experience that allows up to four players to drop in or out of games in progress at will.
Classic Arcade Gameplay with a New Twist:
Players can enjoy the original arcade modes or mix up the gameplay with House Rules that can completely alter the experience.
Some examples of House Rules:
Unbreakable - Equipable items have infinite durability. Never worry about breakage again!
Enemy Rush - Fight against time in this special Time Attack Mode. Start the game clock with 30 seconds and increase the clock with each enemy you kill!
Make it Rain – Get rich quick! Enemies and chests drop tons of gold!
A newly introduced RPG-like system that fits on top of the existing games and provides a myriad of challenges for players to complete. Players can level up and obtain Vault Coins to be used in the Vault.
A treasure trove of unlockables and gameplay loot can be purchased with Vault Coins earned via the Challenge System.
This UI visualizer tracks which characters the players and their friends most often use. Players can utilize the tool to create a more balanced multiplayer dungeon crew, or to see which under-used characters they should try out next.
Leaderboards & Connected Arcade:
Players can track how they stack up against their friends through leaderboards, as well as view a full breakdown of gameplay related stats.
Welcome to the world of Dungeons & Dragons!taigatsu | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
Both of these games stand as the pinnacle of classic Capcom arcade era beat-em-ups. Beyond the art style, that has aged remarkably gracefully, and remarkably polished game play, which remains smooth and balanced to this day, what lies underneath is a game that has a surprising amount of depth and complexity to it. The difference in classes allows each player to consider their role more deeply - you'll still be wailing on gnolls & owl bears, but a sturdy dwarf plays appreciably different from a nimble thief or fragile mage. The inventory and spell systems give you a much larger variety of options during combat, and even prove critical in a few memorable moments in the campaigns.
Hidden paths, larger move sets than you'll typically see in a beat-em-up, experience growth, secret team up attacks, a veritable who's who of the classic D&D bestiary, chests exploding with loot - these are just a few of the things that make these games so special. If you're interested in a fantastic co-op arcade game, it's hard to go wrong with this pair. Even after all these years, they still feel timeless.
Incomplete classicMscigniew | Jan. 16, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Chronicles of Mystara is an old school,arcade platformer/fighting game set in fantasy world of D&D.there`s six characters to choose from,those are:Thief,Fighter,Elf,Dwarf,Cleric,Mage,each one have slightly different moves and abilities.The game is still very fun,but I recommend playing with somebody cause due to the fact that game is pretty short it might get boring pretty fast.Its hard to find an online match unfortunately and its a shame that it doesn't have the Tower of Doom included.As a plus prolonging the game the devs included the Vault,where you can unlock features like time attack mode,and concept arts.
Arcade port at its finest! Nostaligia + Modern featuresjohnnyt305 | Oct. 23, 2013 | See all johnnyt305's reviews »
This game is great! This is an arcade classic. They retained all of the old graphics, sounds and text, it is a true port from the arcade. YOu can even set scanlines and different views so that it looks like it did back in the old arcade(even has arcade cabinet view). You can also improve the visuals with other options like smooth and different settings.
The new stuff they added are all kinds of unlockables. You earn points as you play and can buy things from the start menu later on like different game modes, game settings like "vampirism" and other stuff such as art and music from the game.
There are many rules you can also set to change up the game "house rules" as if you were a GM in a D&D pen and paper game.
There is an online co-op mode where people can jump into your game or you can go into theirs, this is the only downfall of this game. There are usually no other players online to play with. This is what keeps the game from being perfect.
Overall, the game has lots of features, a challenging difficulty and a lot of replay value with different classes, settings and such. This is a wonderful game!
Old school arcade feel right frolm your PClok0812 | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
The classic feeling of arcade game who sucked all your quarters is now here for your PC. The package includes two of the classic Dungeons & Dragons game sidescrolling brawler similar to Castle Crashers or Final Fight. The graphic is really cleaned out despite the game being really outdated. One great aspect of the game is the ability to drop in and drop out online/local cooperative mode that was presented when we played the arcade. Definitely a must get for anyone who enjoy a good sidescrolling game and to relive that arcade era again.
Beautiful & updated re-release to please the fansspycid | Aug. 24, 2013 | See all spycid's reviews »
Chronicles of Mystara got a beautiful update in the graphics as well as a drop-in/drop-out co-op mode inclusion for upto four players. There is also another new mode introduced, House Rules where you can create and play by your own set of rules. If you like completing objectives then there is another Challenge system mode for you. It's worth a buy for every D&D fans and the new fans too.