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  • Summary: Yamada-kun (Age 36) is a programmer at a major game publisher. He hates his job. Alone in his apartment, deep into the night, he toils to create a game of his own: it's an RPG, and he is the hero, Brave Yamada! One day, he falls for his new neighbor Maria-chan. To nurture these feelings,Yamada-kun (Age 36) is a programmer at a major game publisher. He hates his job. Alone in his apartment, deep into the night, he toils to create a game of his own: it's an RPG, and he is the hero, Brave Yamada! One day, he falls for his new neighbor Maria-chan. To nurture these feelings, adds Princess Maria into his game! Will they find love? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Aug 5, 2019
    100
    Dandy Dungeon ~Legend of the Brave Yamada~ is hilarious and fun! Anyone in the family can pick this game up and have a good time. This game is best played by lovers of humor and RPGs.
  2. Jul 1, 2019
    90
    Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a treat of RPG weirdness and a fantastic way to let a surprisingly large number of hours gently drift away as one man’s epic quest to create gets completely out of hand.
  3. Jun 21, 2019
    85
    Dandy Dungeon is a breath of fresh air in a time when most games take themselves too seriously. I love the music and humour here. Having already played a good amount of it on iOS, it is good to see a whole new audience get a chance to play this since the mobile version is no longer available. If you enjoy roguelites and great humour and want something that oozes charm, you need to get this.
  4. Jun 26, 2019
    80
    While a little reliant on grinding near the end, Dandy Dungeon: Legend of Brave Yamada is a delightful little tongue-in-cheek RPG with a little heart and a lot of laughs. Its simple yet engrossing gameplay system mixed with fun puzzle mechanics and cute presentation make this a wonderful Switch title to play on the go.
  5. Jul 1, 2019
    80
    This dungeon crawling RPG builds upon familiar mechanics to craft something fresh and new.
  6. Jun 26, 2019
    80
    For £20/$25, Dandy Dungeon: The Legend of Brave Yamada packs in plenty of content. It’s taken me about 15 hours to see the credits roll, but even now there’s better equipment for me to aim for and higher scores to aspire to. It’s not your usual dungeon-crawling RPG, and it might not be much of a looker, but Dandy Dungeon is a hell of a lot of fun. It’ll get its quirky little claws in you and refuse to let go.
  7. Sep 18, 2019
    50
    It’s hard to recommend Dandy Dungeon on the strength of any one of its aspects. The gameplay is designed to be repetitive, and does too little to appeal much to either those interested in dungeon-crawling combat or puzzle-solving. The story gels well with the comically exaggerated pixel graphics and silly music, and delivers a good amount of cheekiness, though it’s unfortunately eclipsed by the game’s large amount of grinding. In the end, it’s not a terrible game, but its idiosyncrasies don’t push it beyond average, and may be too much for many gamers to swallow.

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  1. Dec 8, 2019
    9
    I love playing this game. Time flies by and the humor is so ridiculous that I can't help but laugh. The puzzle on each floor is mild and II love playing this game. Time flies by and the humor is so ridiculous that I can't help but laugh. The puzzle on each floor is mild and I like it. It's really fun to test new combinations of armor and weapons. It's the kind of game that you can play on the commute and have a great time with, and stop whenever you want to pick it up later. Highly recommend it! Expand
  2. Jun 27, 2019
    8
    I absolutely love playing this game. I got a shock when I saw that I've spent +80 hours: By testing different builds or looking for differentI absolutely love playing this game. I got a shock when I saw that I've spent +80 hours: By testing different builds or looking for different sets to test on different monsters etc. I didn't notice that the time ran away.

    The sound is 8-bit and the music is also humorous. The game is not for kids but is safe to play with an adult.

    Do you get value for money? Yes if you like mischievous farmer games and want to kill some time. Then I can really recommend this game.

    Dandy Dungeon - Legend of Brave Yamada looks like a hybrid between Final Fantasy, Zelda and Mario. But the humor is not for children.

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