• Publisher: Mastiff
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2016
  • Also On: PC
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure Image
Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Gurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a strayGurumin stars a strong-willed girl named Parin, who is sent to live with her grandfather in a small mining town while her parents are off excavating an ancient ruin. With no other children living in this town, Parin is surprised one day to encounter a young girl being tormented by a stray dog. After Parin drives off the mongrel, she is shocked to discover the young girl is actually a monster, and like all monsters, invisible to adults. Parin is soon invited to pass through a crack in the wall behind her home and enter Monster Village. Parin has just started making monster friends when evil spirits, known as the Phantoms, invade the village and monsternap most of the inhabitants. Parin soon learns of the Legendary Drill, a weapon hidden underneath the village and, in the right hands, powerful enough to destroy the Phantoms. Thus begins Parin's quest to reclaim the Legendary Drill and set the world right. Features Non-linear game play set in vast world with a variety of stages in different environments. 23 non-player characters, 48 unique enemies, and over 90 items to collect. Destroy everything in your path with your legendary drill: almost all objects are destructible, and many hide money and valuable items. Expand

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure - Exclusive Preview Trailer
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 27, 2016
    80
    Gurumin 3D does what it needs to, and does it well. A charming throwback in form and function to classic PS1 RPGs, this re-release is a fun romp down memory lane.
  2. Oct 28, 2016
    80
    Clocking around 25 hours in length for one playthrough, Gurumin is a sweet romp through a colorful world that doesn't overstay its welcome. While you wont find deep gameplay or a complex narrative, Gurumin is worth checking out for its wonderful charm and satisfying yet simple combat system.
  3. CD-Action
    Jan 13, 2017
    80
    You can expect a lot of charming dialogue, easy puzzles, amazing soundtrack and satisfying combat. Unfortunately you will be forced to battle not only your enemies but also terrible camera. [01/2017, p.75]
  4. Nov 17, 2016
    75
    Fun and simplistic action-RPG that is 10 years old, but it's still capable of offering a ton of hours of enjoyment.
  5. 70
    It’s hard to deny that Gurumin has some technical problems, but there’s a lot of charm under the surface. It’s fun to rebuild the town piece by piece and see more of the map unlock as the prince’s evil mist dissipates. Here’s hoping we can drill into some more Falcom games on the 3DS soon.
  6. Nov 9, 2016
    60
    On a platform where there are too many great RPGs to fit on your radar, there are plenty of reasons why Gurumin shouldn't be one of them.
  7. Jan 23, 2017
    60
    Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure does not aim to reinvent the wheel and it certainly couldn't aspire to that with its struggling camera and often imprecise jumping, which make the experience more time-consuming than it should, but this doesn't erase an accessible plot and long-lasting gameplay, once the game's dynamics set in.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 14, 2016
    10
    Love this game. Probably the action-RPG on the 3DS and I've played them all, or pretty nearly.
    The game moves fast, the levels are hard but
    Love this game. Probably the action-RPG on the 3DS and I've played them all, or pretty nearly.
    The game moves fast, the levels are hard but reasonable, voice acting is good. Feels like a little like Zelda but with more platforming and constant use of weapons.
    The characters are cute, so it would be easy not to realize this is a pretty serious game, but it totally is.
    Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2016
    9
    LOVE IT! So far I’ve put 15 hours into the game. It reminds me of Zelda, I love RPGs. The game is quite challenging, draws you in, makes youLOVE IT! So far I’ve put 15 hours into the game. It reminds me of Zelda, I love RPGs. The game is quite challenging, draws you in, makes you want to find everything about everyone in it. All the delightful secrets. All the beautiful locations you can visit. Despite the lower pricing, everything about the game screams high quality. Definitely a great buy. I was pleasantly surprised. Don’t be fooled by the cute style, this is not a watered down game for small children. I am over 40 and I loved it. My husband loved it, too. Special note for parents with girls. This is a MUST. The main character is someone you want your child to have as a great friend. So are all the supporting characters. I don’t claim to have played everything on the 3DS, but I won’t be surprised if this was one of the very best 3D action games on it. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2017
    8
    The Nintendo 3DS eShop is a motherlode of great games. New gems are constantly being excavated and Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is oneThe Nintendo 3DS eShop is a motherlode of great games. New gems are constantly being excavated and Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure is one such jewel. Originally developed by Nihon Falcom for Windows way back in 2004 and later released for the Sony PlayStation Portable, the game is a refreshing take on the Action RPG genre that the 3DS needs more of.

    If you like Fantasy Life and Monster Hunter Generations, then we definitely recommend adding Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure to your 3DS Action-RPG library. Don't let its adorable appearance fool you. The game is packed with content and replay value to keep you digging for more. We give it a score of 8 out of 10 drills.
    Expand
  4. Nov 6, 2018
    6
    An average game. Nice 3D, sometimes confuse movement and camera, it's a Zelda-like with some unique traits and faults. Fair price.