There are some great combinations out there like peanut butter and jelly, Romeo and Juliet, steak and potatoes, bread and button, or dungeon crawler and golf. Wait, one of those is not like the others. Dungeon crawler and golf are definitely an odd couple, but they’re the basis for the new game Wizard Golf RPG. You get to play as a wizard descending through multiple dungeons, and you need to cast spells to reach the exit. Each spell is like a shot in golf to maneuver your way across a dungeon in as few moves as possible. Every dungeon has a par shot total as you would expect with golf, as well as loot, and enemies for the dungeon crawler component.
Wizard Golf RPG offers up an entirely new idea that is executed quite well for an engaging new iOS game. There are 12 different courses included with each one featuring nine holes, and a unique theme. The game makes every shot quite important since there’s a lot to contend with beyond just getting to the hole. The enemies are positioned, so that you have to dispose of them, and they move after each one of your shots. You can end up using a lot of shots to try to get rid of all of the enemies, and find the various collectables. With that in mind, the game is designed with multiple goals per course to aim for par, collecting all golden skulls, or getting rid of every enemy.
There’s a lot to like in wizard Golf RPG to the point that you want to play through all of the included courses. The game isn’t without its flaws like how your spell may ricochet off an item that the shot guide doesn’t show you will collide with. There are times when the shot, and items buttons overlay part of a given hole, which can mess up your aiming from time to time. Wizard Golf RPG does include a number of unlockables, but they’re quite a grind to unlock, and don’t really change the game that much. There are some tedious stretches in some of the hole layouts, but that’s an exception, rather than the norm.
Wizard Golf RPG (Free, Universal) offers a new idea for a compelling challenge that adeptly mixes good elements from golf, and dungeon crawlers to make the game worth picking up.