Hydra Slayer

Hydra Slayer


This is the version of Hydra Slayer for Android devices. Hydra Slayer is a roguelike (that is, a game where you control a single hero fighting hordes of monsters in a randomly generated dungeon, with a high emphasis on tactics) where combat has been inspired by old mathematical puzzles about brave heroes slaying many headed beasts. See the homepage for the story, information, and a beginner's guide.

Also try the Social version ("Hydra Slayer Social") for social features like leaderboards, achievements, and checkins!

Hydra Slayer currently features:

* a unique (AFAICT) gameplay mechanics (although the main idea is based on old mathematical puzzles). To defeat a Hydra, you have to choose your attacks carefully, just bashing it with your "best" weapon is not likely to be a successful strategy. To win the big game, you have to choose your set of weapons wisely, and use your resources efficiently!

* a theme which mixes high fantasy and mathematics

* traditional roguelike ASCII graphics, or tiles

* 5 player character races with very distinct tactics

* 28 enemy types

* 28 types of equipment

* 15 weapon materials

* 18 types of non-equipment items

* 3 game geometries to choose before the start of game

* 8 level topologies (including the Mobius strip and Klein bottle)

* 11 level generators

* 2 endings

Hydra slayer is released under GNU Public License. As such, it comes with no warranty.

Keywords: Rogue, ADOM, NetHack, Angband, Dungeon Crawl, hydra, addition, subtraction, division, roguelike

Recent changes:
15.0: Another major update. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.

14.0: A major update. Most visible changes include improved visuals and the new tutorial. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.
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Free
59
3.0
User ratings
144
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
1051 kb
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About Hydra Slayer
This is the version of Hydra Slayer for Android devices. Hydra Slayer is a roguelike (that is, a game where you control a single hero fighting hordes of monsters in a randomly generated dungeon, with a high emphasis on tactics) where combat has been inspired by old mathematical puzzles about brave heroes slaying many headed beasts. See the homepage for the story, information, and a beginner's guide.

Also try the Social version ("Hydra Slayer Social") for social features like leaderboards, achievements, and checkins!

Hydra Slayer currently features:

* a unique (AFAICT) gameplay mechanics (although the main idea is based on old mathematical puzzles). To defeat a Hydra, you have to choose your attacks carefully, just bashing it with your "best" weapon is not likely to be a successful strategy. To win the big game, you have to choose your set of weapons wisely, and use your resources efficiently!

* a theme which mixes high fantasy and mathematics

* traditional roguelike ASCII graphics, or tiles

* 5 player character races with very distinct tactics

* 28 enemy types

* 28 types of equipment

* 15 weapon materials

* 18 types of non-equipment items

* 3 game geometries to choose before the start of game

* 8 level topologies (including the Mobius strip and Klein bottle)

* 11 level generators

* 2 endings

Hydra slayer is released under GNU Public License. As such, it comes with no warranty.

Keywords: Rogue, ADOM, NetHack, Angband, Dungeon Crawl, hydra, addition, subtraction, division, roguelike

Recent changes:
15.0: Another major update. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.

14.0: A major update. Most visible changes include improved visuals and the new tutorial. See the blog at http://zenorogue.blogspot.com/search/label/hydra for more details.

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A Google User
May 22, 2014
Difficult, but worth it. Great game! Very unique and interesting mechanics. Definitely not for the faint of heart (or mind). Touch controls can be a bit awkward, but changing the Geometry to 4-directional or Hex can help. Kept crashing on startup for me, though. Dev's suggestion to delete the save games helped, fortunately.
A Google User
May 9, 2014
Hmmm......no. Check out DCSS or NH and all its variants, or go back to the forefather of all ROGUE!!!, these guys made great games with neolithic tools!!! This just doesn't toe the mark.
A Google User
Apr 1, 2014
Roguelike FTW Another gem in my favorite genre
A Google User
Mar 30, 2014
Yikes.
A Google User
Mar 14, 2014
mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm