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Tiny Dangerous Dungeons: A Miniature Metroidvania

Finnish game developer Jussi Simpanen – also known as Adventure Islands – is taking us back to the Game Boy era with his exploration adventure title Tiny Dangerous Dungeons. Players will walk in the shoes of Timmy, a little treasure hunter who must travel through a series of dungeons, solving puzzles and defeating creepy creatures including bats, frogs and skulls. His aim is to reach the final hidden treasure chest, which lays beyond a minefield of multi-tiered platforming goodness.

tiny dangerous dungeons gameplay

As the 4 color, monochromatic retro style visuals suggest, Tiny Dangerous Dungeons draws inspiration from classic Game Boy era games, and includes a chiptune soundtrack which boosts the feeling of nostalgia. The game features hidden ability upgrades which help with accessing new areas, including a power glove that helps Timmy maneuver heavy objects, and a throwing knife that he can unleash upon enemies. Health is represented via hearts in the top left hand corner of the screen, but players need not worry if they take a few hits thanks to the carefully positioned checkpoints that save game progress.

Tiny Dangerous Dungeons will be releasing on the App Store on April 2 for just $0.99 USD. To stay on top of all the latest Tiny Dangerous Dungeons news, you can follow the developer on Twitter and like the Adventure Islands Facebook page. What do you think about Tiny Dangerous Dungeons? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.



A keen retrogamer who grew up playing classics like Prince of Persia, Aladdin, and Diddy Kong Racing, Katrina believes that digital games are not just fun, but a great way to learn. These days she enjoys studying Japanese language acquisition, and designing her own games.