Now, you wouldn’t think there would be any need for a mine to shut down in 1903 – just think of the money you’d be missing out on! But that’s exactly what has happened in the small mining town of Goldcrest, where the mayor has suddenly shut the mine for some unknown reason. To make matters worse, your husband is trapped in there, and trapped in with monsters for good measure. That there is the premise behind Tunnel of Doom on Xbox.
Already available on PC and Nintendo Switch, Tunnel of Doom from devs Antti Vaihia and Bromio releases on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One right now. Blending together top-down melee combat and tower defense with a sprinkling of the roguelite, you will be taking control of Angel as she searches for her husband. In order to do this, it’s the typical battling of waves of creepy ghouls and monsters, gaining perks and resources along the way.
These resources will then be fed into the loop of setting up traps and other defenses against your foes, adding yet another layer to the frantic combat to be enjoyed.
And if that’s not enough, read on for Tunnel of Doom’s complete list of features:
Set Traps: It’s you against the hordes! Boost your chances of success and survival by strategically positioning cannons and barricades before battles begin.
Gather Resources: Smash lamps. Destroy crates. Blow up rocks. Search the mine for materials that can be used as makeshift weapons or ammunition for traps.
Weapon Combat: If your revolver or rifle ammo is running low… improvise! Throw rocks or glass. Swing your pickaxe. Break out the TNT. Do what it takes to avoid being mobbed by the monsters!
Find Perks: Better traps. Improved weapons. More resources. There are 50 perks to discover, each offering an array of stat boosts and gameplay tweaks.
Randomly Generated: The layout of the mine, perks, and monster battles change with each new game, meaning every run is different!
Dream Mode: Escape the mine to unlock this new, endless challenge.
With a multitude of weapons to wield, environments to explore, traps to lay and monsters to slay, it’s pretty easy to imagine many hours being spent in Tunnel of Doom. If this is one for you, then head over to the Xbox Store and pick up a copy on Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One for £11.74 – act quickly, and you could see that price discounted too. Alternatively, Tunnel of Doom can also be found on the respective stores of PC and Switch.
If you wish to know more, hold tight for our full review.
Tunnel of Doom takes place in 1903 at Goldcrest, a small mining town. Due to an unknown incident, the mayor has shut down the mine until further notice. With her husband trapped inside, Angel enters the mine to investigate and search for survivors. Little does she know, hordes of ghoulish creatures are lurking in the darkness… An action rogue-lite hybrid, Tunnel of Doom mixes tower-defense with melee and ranged combat gameplay. Gather resources and use what you find to battle waves of monsters as you try to rescue survivors and escape the mine.