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More than a decade later, King of Dragon Pass is now on Windows Phone

King of Dragon Pass (a-sharp.com/kodp) is now on Windows Phone. Originally a computer game published in 1999, it was updated for iOS in 2011, and then ported to Android just a month ago. Now, Windows Phone gamers can start playing it too. If you prefer graphically intensive games, this might not be for you. King of Dragon Pass focuses more on the story. As a clan leader, you have to make decisions based on various needs of survival and prospering, as well as manage the problems presented by your surrounding or clan members.

The official trailer gives you a good idea of what to expect in this game. Go watch it before you decide to buy the game for $11.99. Nope, that's not a typo.

Features:

  • One of the Top 100 best mobile games of all time according to Metacritic
  • Epic saga of conflict, mythology and community
  • Immensely replayable
  • Hand-painted artwork
  • Interactive story with an ultimate level of complexity

King of Dragon Pass is like a multiple-choice test. A situation is presented to you, and you choose what to do next depending on the choices available. The first full year in the game is a tutorial. They tell you which menus to go to, how many cows to sacrifice, and even what decisions to make. After you become a little familiar with the tutorial, you can choose to keep playing with the consequences of the previous decisions, or start a new game.

The left side of the screen is the main menu. Navigate through different aspects of the clan that needs actions like farming, magic, relations, trade, and war. The Clan menu shows the overall mood of your clan and the population.

A good leader usually has advisors. In this game, there is a group of people called the Clan Ring, which offer good advice. Keep in mind that they might have their own agendas and may provide advice that serves themselves instead of the clan. When there's an interactive scene that requires action, tapping on an advisor highlights the decision they prefer. You are able to swap counsel members if you are not satisfied with the results coming from their advice.

King of Dragon Pass is a unique mix of RPG and strategy: everything in the game is about choice and control. It is not the type of game I usually play, but I'm intrigued. I like that decisions I've made in the past can haunt me later on in the game. It's not the most visually appealing game available, but the story will keep you hooked. Are you always eager to go to war or are you more interested in being more diplomatic? You decide what happens in this game.

King of Dragon Pass is available at the Windows Phone Store for $11.99. There's also a free trial, so you can test it out before buying the whole game. Is it worth checking out? We think so. Let us know what you think in the comments!

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

65 Comments
  • Good
  • Somebody port the original Wizardry game. I'll pay a couple bucks to see that running on my phone. :)
  • Games like that are awesome on phones and tablets. I used to play The Quest on my old iPhone, and the format fits perfectly.
  • 12€ for a mobile game that doesn't even have Xbox live features? LOL they better sit down while waiting for me to buy it.
  • Rrrrrruff!! Rrrrruff ruff!!
  • Not everyone cares about xbox live, you know. To some of us the price is fair for a full fledged classic!
  • I don't think this is a mobile game though. It's a complete port of PC game. It is same like we all think a person is mobile maniac just because he read his college eBooks on his tablets all days.
  • When I first saw the title, I thought "King's Candy Crush Saga finally after a decade."Can't believe I was mistaken.
  • Somebody is Waiting his ass here for candy crush :D
    Patience bro...
  • It is said that Candy Crush Saga development for Windows Phone is... suspended.
  • There are tons of other better match three games in the WP store. Try them out. They absolutely crush candy crush.
  • I know. I do have those games. I'm talking about people who've stuck to the brand.
  • Try sweet mania, you will not be disappointed.    
  • frozen free fall and that too eith OneDrive storage.
  • Sounds interesting, but pricey.
  • The more the merrier
  • $11.99? *gasps* Not my type of game, and not for my wallet. :p
  • I would rather buy a steam game from that 12$
  • Doesn't look much good, for the price....
  • Intrigued, pricey, need more reason to buy it or at least save game to cloud or sync.
  • Played this before but that price is excessive! What about sorcery 1 & 2? The elder sign: Omen? Others. Well at least this has arrived on WP. I still hope ff iv arrives, would look great in the 1520.
  • But, this is paid game, for Rs. 615/- approx $10
  • A text based game for $12? Well fuck you too.
  • LMFAO
  • LOL wow, tell us how you really feel.
  • Say it how it is lol
  • $12? Kidding me.. Go home developers.
  • Audiosurf Tilt next please!
  • 11.99 though? Isn't it free on steam or like 3 quid. I got it when it was free though :d
  • Just $11.99. Are you kidding me?
  • $12……
  • I wish The Quest and QuestLord would be ported to WP.
  • Lol a game in which you basically just chose decision and what not for $12. F*CK THAT
  • *decision's
  • Lol wtf 12 $ what kind shit are they smoking and candy crush game is not my priority no more u used to when I got my first WP buy now who cares they are more better games than candy crush. I hope candy crush crushes with all they dumb games and regrets never bringing candy crush to wp
  • £6.99? Are you having a laugh? Is he having a laugh? /andymillman
  • I remember when games used to cost a lot more on my c64.... If its a good game, then its cheap. Really people twelve bucks gonna bankrupt you? You'll pay that for two cups of coffee at Tarbucks.
  • Totally agree. I feel sorry for game developers. People seem to expect them to put in hundreds and hundreds of hours of hard work and give it away for nothing, and actually get angry with them if they don't. It beggars belief.
  • I bought the game on gog for PC half year ago. Awesome game, a classic rpg. It's a perfect mix of strategy game with rpg. Is hard to get in the early game but is THAT good. Worthy for sure
  • HeroCraft, please make this game available here in the Brazilian WP Store. I can help.
  • the true fighter for brazil.
  • Lol $12... No thank you. For $12 I can get 2 subway foot long sandwiches
  • And a cookie haha
  • And I'll share my cookie
  • $11.99 seriously?
  • This is a great game. Worth the price.
  • Twelve USD is what I paid for two Megadeth albums..
  • Twelve dollars too much.
  • Hmm the game I want to be ported to WP would be hearthstone. Portable DOTA kinda game for all the people that love DOTA.
    Hope it comes on more platforms.
  • Heros of Order and Chaos. Games like that are hard with touch screen controls as you block the screen that you need to see.
  • $12 for such a shitty game? -_-
    I would buy this for $0.99
  • It's easily worth six. Chose your own adventure games are fantastic time wasters
  • 11.99??? Are they serious? :/
  • Promo Code???
  • It's pretty sad that people expect developers to put in long hours to make a high quality game, then just give it away for free or only 99 f***ing cents. And DON'T try telling me that Candy Crush or Angry Birds are high quality.
  • The thing is that higher price ≠ more revenue. They push a lot of customers away who would be willing to spend a few bucks. (myself included)
  • Yeah I know, but it also depends on the developer costs. They're in it for business, not charity. Also, the dev is probably using a price which brought in plenty of revenue on iOS (research has shown that iOS users are willing to spend more) but will ultimately fail on WP because so few people are willing to pay for games. I agree that the price should be lowered, but not free or 99 cents like many people on here/on app reviews suggest.
  • I think three or four dollars would've be more reasonable
  • Sorry long time fan of the choose your own adventure genre. Used to develop them for web browser games. Development costs are usually fairly low. Even Ai like those advisors isn't complicated or time consuming. Shouldn't be more than $6 in this day and age.
  • I know people are saying it's a high price for a game, and I can agree that it's in the higher price tier for games but I just looked in the Google Play store and it's $9.99 so not too much a difference.
  • It's just about double what it should be even on Google play
  • No Xbox, no buy.
  • Not available for Brazil?
  • <insert funny comment about the price tag>
  • Sorry $12 for a mobile game is a little steep for me, especially one that is just a port of a 15 year old game.