- Publisher: Chorus Worldwide
- Release Date: Dec 15, 2021
- Also On: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
Hunt down monsters to cook and eat them!
You’ve been revived in a massive underground complex and you must leave this bizarre facility. Aided by the undead Necro-Chef Simmer, you must stay safe, get fed, find a way to get out. Dungeon Munchies is a side-scrolling action RPG with aHunt down monsters to cook and eat them!
You’ve been revived in a massive underground complex and you must leave this bizarre facility. Aided by the undead Necro-Chef Simmer, you must stay safe, get fed, find a way to get out.
Dungeon Munchies is a side-scrolling action RPG with a focus on hunting down creatures, cooking them, and eating dishes to gain certain abilities. The combination of dishes you choose to eat will impact your entire play style.
Big Menu for a Big Stomach
With a stomach that can only take seven dishes, you must put together a meal that maximises your abilities. Guava juice, grilled shrimp, or crab stirfry may mean the difference between health recovery, damage output or a watery shield.
Tools of the Trade
Craft all kinds of deadly weapons out of the animal and plant parts you can't eat. Pair them with your favorite dishes to create the most overpowered combat combo.
Farm-fresh & Locally-sourced
In this day and age, ingredients are hard to come by. You should be prepared to face off electrical snails, razor-sharp shrimp claws, and laser wasps to get the delicious parts you need.
Something Doesn’t Feel Right...
From the self-professed-AAA-license-holding necro-chef, to the diabolical voodoo “Lord of the Forest”, to the radical revolutionaries of the fruit revolution, everyone wants you to do their thing, but no one's really right in the head. What’s really happening down in this dungeon?
- Developer: maJAJa
- Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action Adventure, Action RPG, Open-World
- # of players: No Online Multiplayer
- Cheats: On GameFAQs
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Positive: 1 out of 8
Mixed: 4 out of 8
Negative: 3 out of 8
Dec 22, 2021The oddity here is that while it's a "full" Switch release, it's still listed as an Early Access title on Steam. The three-person team putting Dungeon Munchies together could still tighten up that platforming aspect, and I really hope they do. Dungeon Munchies won't appeal to everyone, but it's precisely the kind of small indie gaming idea that would never get large traction with a bigger publisher.
Aug 17, 2022Despite the weaker parts of the game, such as the awkward and unclear control setup and the overly demanding boss battles, I still really enjoyed my time with Dungeon Munchies. It’s a unique game with a truly twisted and delightful sense of humor. Combined with a unique cooking mechanic and tons of ways to customize your experience, I feel it’s a game any fan of the indie scene should check out. I just hope developer maJAJa is able to implement some tweaks to improve the experience, or use what they’ve learned from this game to make their next one even better.
Jan 5, 2022Dungeon Munchies surprised me with its poor level design and platforming but shined in its story and characters. I wanted more from the characters and would probably have really dug this as a visual novel. As it is, however, the drifty platforming with floors that feel like ice are a slog. Combat wasn’t bad, but I always generally wanted more of the better parts of the game, like the slick soundtrack. By the end of my time with Dungeon Munchies, I certainly wasn’t full. I felt like it deserved more and could be more, maybe a little more time in the oven.
Nov 14, 2022I went into Dungeon Munchies with high hopes. But unfortunately, it left me with a sour taste in my mouth. The base is there for an interesting experience, but it needs polish. The cooking feature doesn’t allow for experimenting, and the level design lacks creativity, but the combat hurts the game the most. Maybe it’s because too many things are going on in the game instead of focusing on one or two features and making them work well.
Dec 26, 2021Dungeon Munchies is a clunky and repetitive game that will oddly get its hooks in you once you begin to understand its unconventional gameplay. It's still an irritating experience, though, but one that is somewhat endearing with its off-the-wall humour.
Dec 27, 2021Dungeon Munchies is the kind of game that feels like it might be good in another two or three years. Despite the shoddy visuals, awful performance, sloppy movement mechanics, and unoriginal crafting systems, it feels like there could be a good game somewhere in here. With a few tweaks, this combat system might have some promise, and the core loop of crafting—fighting—repeat seems like an interesting riff on the main idea of Monster Hunter. Unfortunately, that potential has yet to fully present itself here — this is an Early Access release with all the issues and lack of cohesion that implies. We’d recommend you pass on Dungeon Munchies, and instead suggest either looking into Dead Cells or Dragon: Marked for Death. There are some quality traits here, but it’s not enough to redeem Dungeon Munchies.
Edge MagazineJan 27, 2022An undercooked dish. [Issue#368, p.123]
Positive: 0 out of 2
Mixed: 1 out of 2
Negative: 1 out of 2
Jan 9, 2022I’m always down to check out games that are a little off-center, and from its basic description Dungeon Munchies certainly fits that bill.I’m always down to check out games that are a little off-center, and from its basic description Dungeon Munchies certainly fits that bill. Essentially playing as a zombie who is doing the bidding of a necromancer, stirring up some trouble… somewhat literally. A central piece of this side-scrolling adventure is crafting recipes to improve your equipment and skills, quickly getting to the point where you’ll need to make some decisions on either what best compliments your style of play or what may be needed to get you through a tough section. While it has its charm, and its level of difficulty in general is reasonable, that’s not to say it doesn’t have some rough edges when it comes to the controls and just the general bones underlying the game experience. If you’re looking for some fun though, and are willing to forgive some warts in the name of something a little different, it may be a good match though.
Dec 28, 2021I'll be short - this game is just one big piece of s@#%t! Terrible animation, obvious lack of sound effects, ugly pixel graphics and thisI'll be short - this game is just one big piece of s@#%t! Terrible animation, obvious lack of sound effects, ugly pixel graphics and this clumsy game also manages to periodically slow down and freeze! Offcorse devs can say "guys we only team of three people blablabla". For Christ's sake look on Devil Slayer Raksasi or Hollow Knight this games made by three-man studios too! Worst game I played in 2021! Selling obviously raw and unfinished games on your platform, just have no words! Nintendo I hope you'll burst out of greed someday!… Expand