Posted on May 03 2023 by Judy Calder
If there’s one thing a Zelda fan enjoys, it’s a good dungeon. And if there’s another thing Zelda fans have cried out for, it’s a dungeon maker. Here to answer those cries is Super Dungeon Maker, a 2D adventure game-inspired title that’s now available as a direct download on Nintendo Switch. What’s more, fans can save 20% on the retail price as the game is currently on sale in both the United States and the United Kingdom, costing $15.99 USD and £14.39 GBP, respectively.
Essentially, this game is a pixel art dungeon editor that allows the player to get creative by choosing however many levels, enemies, secret rooms, traps and items they want. Players can challenge others to master their dungeon or play the countless dungeons of the community. To celebrate Super Dungeon Maker releasing on Switch, Nintendo have released a launch trailer showing off all of these cool features! Zelda fans will notice familiar themes and items such as maps, keys, and bombs that draw a strong comparison to those seen in 2D games from the SNES and Game Boy eras, as well as the more recent rhythm-based indie instalment Cadence of Hyrule. The launch trailer even features an enemy reminiscent of Moldorm, a recurring boss first seen in A Link to the Past, which has got to make Zelda fans feel right at home.
Super Dungeon Maker, developed by FIRECHICK and rokaplay, released on Steam Early Access in February 2022 before a Kickstarter Campaign was launched in late 2022 to successfully bring the title to Switch. A whopping €45,356 was raised to fund the project, completely smashing the initial €15,500 goal. The developers included stretch goals to entice backers, and with the numbers in place, a new dungeon theme and one new character skin were guaranteed for the port to Switch.
What do you think of Super Dungeon Maker? Did any part of Nintendo’s launch trailer remind you of a specific Zelda game? And do you plan to grab this game at a bargain price? Let us know in the comments below!
Judy Ann Calder is the Managing Editor at Zelda Dungeon. She joined the ranks back in 2018, bringing some good old British charm to the table.