Four Scepters (Benjamin)

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Find the 4 scepters to banish the necromancer who rules those lands. [Author's Description]

[Play online (Flash)]

9 Comments.

  1. I didn’t expect to like this one so much, but I guess that’s inevitable when a game recalls the best parts of both Desktop Dungeons and Binding of Isaac : )

  2. This is great, I got a fantastic Tiny Crawl vibe from it. I suppose it does suffer from the Desktop Dungeon problem where you can tell you’re screwed (especially without much random in there), but I felt less like I was just playing Minesweeper.

  3. Wow, this is amazing! I’m adding a highly recommended tag to this one :)

  4. Argh, this hurts my brain in a really pleasant way. While we’re referencing other games, reminds me a lot of Tower of the Sorceror, except with all the levelling / weird items stripped out. I like it a lot, especially how the choice of characters informs how you play / the wider puzzle. I wonder if there’s one “correct” order, or if it’s possible to complete it in different ways?

  5. Whoa, this is fantastic. (I’ve not yet succeeded on the fourth level; seems like I may need to map out where the non-symmetric passages are before trying again?)

  6. Are any of the characters capable of beating any of the levels or are they each suited to a particular character? Cause I can wipe the floors with the first level if I use the wizard.

    • I suspect that’s the case, though I haven’t had a chance to go back and complete the last level yet. (I have a feeling the Wizard may be best saved for then?) The first can definitely be completed with any of them.

  7. Great game! I suspect that it is possible to beat each level with any of the characters. The level design appears to facilitate this. I spent a long time trying to get the Wizard to work on the fourth level in puzzle mode; in the end I had to switch it up and save the thief for the end.

  8. I beat the first three levels with the Wizard, and then the fourth with the Fighter, i.e. with three surviving heroes. I wouldn’t be surprised if even the last level could be beaten with the Wizard.

    Tips/undocumented stuff:
    – Beating each enemy enemy gives you one coin; if you have coins, the robber takes them all rather than hurt you. Beating enemies in the right order to
    – The blue scroll drains one health from an enemy _and gives it to you_.
    – You can buy stuff even if your hero doesn’t need it; for instance, by buying a sword and then leaving it for the next hero.
    – _Only_ the ghoul and the special monsters (necromancers?) in the fourth level regenerate. You can do tricky stuff against all other enemies.
    – Skeletons are no more trouble once you have a sword. Destroy Undead also destroys them permanently, though you also get no coins, I think.
    – If at all possible, do not get bitten by the snakes.
    – If you pick up and can use multiple items, they are used _in the order you picked them up_. Beware of picking up health items: They are used immediately, even if you have full health.