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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Roundguard (2020) is a dungeon adventure where your character is a pinball rather than a normal person. You work your way through different castle levels by flinging yourself around, bouncing off enemies to defeat them and into pots of gold to gain currency. It's a whacky, fun take on adventuring that combines chance and skill in an approachable way.

Play involves selecting which character (Warrior, Rogue, Wizard, or Druid) you want and then directing your trajectory to hit enemies and collect loot. It's aiming-and-shooting like Bust-A-Move and Peggle, but you develop your abilities as you bounce around. You can also perform a second jump/bounce when you want to direct yourself where you want a little. Each time you get hit or fall onto the spikes you lose health until you have none left and your run is over.

Each time you play the challenge is slightly different. Understanding how to take on different enemies enables you to hone your character's abilities and weapons to suit each challenge. There is a degree of randomness from the Pachinko-style play, but to this, you need to add planning and skill if you are going to succeed.

It's a quirky, tongue-in-cheek experience that doesn't take itself too seriously. The combination of Peggle and Diablo-style dungeon progression works surprisingly well. It also makes the repeated run roguelike genre more approachable.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Roundguard 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 17 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Collecting and Traversal game with Adventure, Fighting, Shooting and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 1 hour and 15 minutes and 1 and a half hours to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3 for Mild Violence.

The game depicts skeletons, goblins, golems and other slightly scary fantasy characters. You attack enemies with swords, arrows, bombs and magic spells.

Skill Level

6+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. It's a great game for children not old enough to play a proper rouge-like adventure.

CostsCosts

Roundguard usually costs £14.99 to £16.75. 

Roundguard

Switch StoreSALE Switch £14.99 £4.96 until 23/06/2024
Steam Store PC £16.75
XBox Store Xbox One -
PlayStation Store PS4 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 13/03/2020

Price: 66% off

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Collecting, Traversal (Adventure, Fighting, Shooting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 24 features

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Developer: Roundguard Game (@RoundguardGame)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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