Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    Nov 23, 2013
    73
    This feels two decades old and we're not complaining. [Christmas 2013, p.88]
  2. Oct 29, 2013
    70
    Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara remains a valid option for fans of the genre.
  3. 80
    Chronicles of Mystara isn’t anything revolutionary. More than anything else, it represents the final evolution of a dying arcade genre from the era directly before that genre ceased to be relevant.
  4. Oct 4, 2013
    90
    The Wii U version of Capcom's Chronicles of Mystara works better than the one on PS3 or Xbox 360 due to the Nintendo's GamePad. Playing the game on the Wii U controller is fun and addictive and the old pixelated graphics look perfect on the GamePad's screen.
  5. Sep 27, 2013
    80
    Chronicles of Mystara is a great collection: Iron Galaxy added a lot of options, online multiplayer and HD visuals to the original games. Unfortunately the endless lives goes against the games' soul; at least in this field, they should have altered the original.
  6. Sep 16, 2013
    60
    Fun games that respect their source material and tried something new, even if not entirely successful.
  7. Sep 9, 2013
    80
    Iron Galaxy may have run into some trouble porting Chronicles of Mystara to the Wii U, but it certainly doesn’t show in the final product. This is a title not to be missed.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    9
    This is one of the best implementation of Drop-in-Drop-out local multiplayer, and the addition of online multiplayer makes it one of the bestThis is one of the best implementation of Drop-in-Drop-out local multiplayer, and the addition of online multiplayer makes it one of the best online games for the Wii U right now. It's a standard old school beat'em-ups with a basic choice system so you can choose which area you'll go to next. The additional content involves mostly unlockables for a "house mode" setting, and collected treasure to encourage you to find everything.

    If it wasn't for the occasional crash it would be a 10.
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  2. Sep 27, 2015
    9
    (tl;dr) This game gets a 9 out of 10. It would have been a perfect port if they hadn't left out the animated scoreboard display after a game(tl;dr) This game gets a 9 out of 10. It would have been a perfect port if they hadn't left out the animated scoreboard display after a game over.

    It's about time Capcom started bringing their arcade classics to the home console, and there is no better choice than Wii U for both local and online co-op play. Dungeons and Dragons is one of the few arcade games that's challenging, but possible to beat on one credit (provided you've spent enough credits on previous runs to get used to the game, then to practice up and figure out what combination of class and equippable treasures works best for you). Speaking of which, the characters and the combinations of items they can equip give this game terrific replay value.

    They've included some optional extras that'll change up how you play. For example, you could have the game count down to a game over if you aren't progressing fast enough, or you could have your health tie into your money values, so you have to keep collecting money to stay alive, rendering healing spells and potions useless. For the most part, I like to play using factory settings and try to win on 1-credit, although I won't stop anyone who drops in for multiplayer, from using more.
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