Dungeon brawlers have been around for a very long time. Gauntlet was one of the first games in the genre, and Super Dungeon Bros. brings that same experience of playing together with your friends to modern consoles. In fact, the game’s developers said they want to bring couch co-op back, meaning four friends playing together on the same console in the same room. But if you can’t get everyone in the same room, Super Dungeon Bros. can also be played online with cross-platform compatibility between Xbox One and Windows or PS4 and PC.
You can tell by first look that Super Dungeon Bros. isn’t a game that takes things too seriously. It has a colorful art style and goofy-looking enemies. In addition, all of the characters are named after rock stars. But perhaps one of the most funny and interesting aspects of the game is the fact that you can pick up your teammates and hurl them at enemies or use your combined force to do special attacks. Depending on how you want to play the game, you could also choose to pick up a teammate and hurl him right into a spike. But that’s up to you to decide.
Each Bro has his own special attacks and you can collect resources to craft new weapons along the way. Super Dungeon Bros. has randomly generated dungeons, so no two play-throughs will be exactly the same. This gives the game a longevity that many games lack.
I had a lot of fun fighting my way through a dungeon accompanied by a few members of the development team. Throwing other characters around was an unexpected delight, as was doing a cool spinning attack atop the shoulders of another player. Overall it seems like it could be a great game for the whole family to play together.