Vertical Drop Heroes is a procedural platformer RPG hybrid with roguelike elements, where your hero adventures through randomly generated stages. Armed with a variety of skills and traits, you must use your cunning and reflexes to survive the dangers of each stage, until you face the final boss and uncover the truth behind the game!
Randomly generated stages, enemies and bosses, resulting in a very replayable game
Artwork, coding and animation done by one person (me) in that unique Nerdook style
Split screen, local co-op, as well as network coop!
Destructible terrain and multiple uses for each skill gives you plenty of options to approach the different situations generated
Tons of skills, abilities, traits and powers that you can unlock in the game, creating a different hero each time
Unique combat system where proper planning is more important than quick reflexes
Persistent upgrades allow you to carry forward progress between games, with a choice between increasingly expensive persistent upgrades or generally cheaper temporary upgrades
Every enemy and boss has been designed to provide challenge and variety
i first played this game on a web browser, who knows when. i played it once again, some time later. then i finally broke down and signed up for steam and became one of the first three games i bought. quick shoutout to Nerdook, support them. they make awesome and simple games that you'll likely play more than once. though yes the price tag seems a little bit high for such a game, it's actually worth it. i would recommend trying it on a flash games site first, if you want to give it a try before you buy though there's not many drop down games, in fact Vertical Drop Heroes is the only one i can remember, this one is the one that will have you running back to it every now and then. the game is easy to learn but prevents itself from being too simple by giving you a choice between killing nothing and picking up all the loot on your way down, to slaughtering everything, opening all crates/chests, freeing all heroes, activating all stones/tablets, and activating all the traps and any mix between. the only problem with the game is the splitscreen mode. you need two things for this. a decently sized monitor and at least one controller, because i doubt both of you will be able to sit comfortably being scrunched up together on a single keyboard.
This game has very simple mechanics, but it is just tons of fun. First off, the game is tough to beat and you have to level up and gain certain abilities before you have a real chance. It does not feel like grinding, though, because the game is just good at what it does - through you into a crazy hectic world of murderous beasts. You can slay or evade them, as you see fit. You just need to collect keys and reach the exit to gain entry to the next level.
I remember playing this as a flash game online. This paid version is very reminiscent of the other version, which is really its only downside, as it seems like $6.99 is a bit of a price tag for some upgrades. That being said, the upgrades and quality have been increased significantly, giving the game a smoother, arcade-esque feel.
HD version of the game that was released in 2010 if I correct. Graphics is good, nicely designed characters ( heroes, monsters, bosses) and weapons. Gameplay is very easy and the moment you start the game you know what to do. You start at the top and you go/fall to the bottom to defeat the boss, along the way you fight the enemies, collect gold/keys etc. You can play it over splitscreen (but i'm not satisfied the way it's done) with your friend (on controller/keyboard). The game is fun, especially if you play it with someone else.
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