Dungeon Maker makes website first

Eric Caoili
E. Caoili|08.13.07

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Eric Caoili
August 13th, 2007
Dungeon Maker makes website first
Though we have our misgivings about Dungeon Maker: Mahou no Shovel to Chiisa na Yuusha (Dungeon Maker: Little Hero with a Magic Shovel), we haven't been completely scared away from the title yet. As if to reassure us, developer Global A Entertainment's official site organizes the cluttered details from Famitsu's preview and gives us room to better interpret them.

The shovel that the game features has been enchanted by a sorcerer and can now talk! Apparently, it will teach you what you need to know about building your dungeon. The green jello bell, seen above, is some sort of creature that you can raise to mimic monsters. We're pretty much only making a note of the critter because it reminds us of Slimer. Except, you know, without eyes or the grotesque folds.

We were originally under the impression that this Dungeon Maker release would be an ARPG like its PSP predecessor, but screenshots seem to indicate that combat is turn-based and handled from a first-person perspective. While many criticized the original game's combat as uninspired, will this overhaul eliminate those concerns or make them worse? We'll make sure to let you know more as we hear it!
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