Last Updated on August 6, 2022
Evercade’s Game of the Month happily continues in August with Anguna – Scourge of the Goblin King landing on updated Evercade VS systems.
Originally released on the NES in 2021, this is the latest in a series of indie releases dropping on the Evercade VS between April and December 2022 ahead of the release of the Indie Heroes Collection 2, which is available this year. Consider the Game of the Month program as a taster, or a “demo disk”…
A sequel to Anguna: Warriors of Virtue (which featured on the Indie Heroes Collection 1), the game has been hand coded by developer Nathan Tolbert (Bite the Chili Productions), as with previous releases for GBA and Atari 2600 (no, really!) Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King was intended for NES, but like most NES titles, can run on Evercade VS.
In Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King, you once again play the part of a somewhat capture-prone hero as your quest to defeat the eponymous villain of the piece is interrupted by — you guessed it — getting locked in a dungeon. The first order of business is, of course, to escape, but from there exactly what you get up to in the world of Anguna is up to you.
Your eventual aim is to defeat the Goblin King, but there’s no set way for you to go about doing that. You’ll need to explore the large open world, delve into the five different dungeons scattered around, recover various helpful items and discover the many secrets that lie hidden!
As you defeat enemies, you’ll earn experience points. When your character levels up, you’ll earn more hit points, allowing you to take more damage in total. Your attack and defence power, meanwhile, can be upgraded by collecting swords and shields respectively.
If you own an Evercade VS you can enjoy Anguna: Scourge of the Goblin King by updating your system.
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