Tangledeep: Roguelike 16-Bit Magic for PS4

Written by Marcello TBL


Impact Gameworks unveiled their 16-bit RPG-inspired dungeon crawler, Tangledeep, now enchanting PlayStation 4 gamers after previously bewitching audiences on the Switch and PC platforms. Available for $19.99 on the PlayStation Store, this release includes both the base game and the Legend of Shara expansion, promising a magical experience for players of all skill levels.


Tangledeep’s allure lies in its fusion of classic RPG graphics and polish with elements from roguelikes and dungeon crawlers. The game immerses players in underground villages, their memories of the world above the surface erased, forcing them to traverse an ever-changing labyrinth in search of answers.

Within Tangledeep’s sprawling dungeon, players can engage in rich, tactical, turn-based gameplay that presents a different challenge with each playthrough. The game boasts a customizable job system with 13 distinct jobs and over 100 skills to master. Additionally, players can capture and raise monsters as pets or experiment with breeding them, adding an extra layer of depth to the experience. For those seeking different levels of challenge, Tangledeep offers three game modes, including Adventure Mode, which removes the pressure of permadeath.

The Legend of Shara expansion extends the adventure with new content and features. Players can embark on a unique story within the world of Tangledeep, encountering fresh boss battles and gameplay mechanics. The expansion introduces the 13th job, the Calligrapher, wielding two weapons and unleashing devastating combo attacks. Moreover, the level cap has been raised from 15 to 20, granting access to more powerful items and greater challenges.

Exciting new features and areas await in the “Legend of Shara” expansion, such as the Riverstone Waterway, providing an alternative early-game path with increased difficulty and rewards. The Realm of the Gods offers a post-game area brimming with formidable monsters and champions for players to challenge. Wanderer’s Journeys introduce entirely new dungeons filled with peculiar creatures, scenarios, and valuable treasures. Additionally, players can discover ancient Relics, rare items with limitless combinations of legendary powers and bonuses. Unearth Runes of Knowledge, tablets that teach special abilities not found elsewhere, further enhancing the gameplay experience.

Tangledeep Screen

Tangledeep treats players to a visual feast with its beautiful 16-bit graphics and meticulously handcrafted maps. Complementing the mesmerizing visuals is a captivating soundtrack inspired by legendary RPGs of the 16-bit era, composed by renowned artists Andrew Aversa, Hiroki Kikuta, Grant Kirkhope, and Norihiko Hibino.

Embark on an enchanting journey filled with magic, exploration, and adventure as Tangledeep casts its spell on PlayStation 4 players. With its ever-changing world, rich gameplay mechanics, and captivating expansions, Tangledeep promises a spellbinding experience for all who dare to enter its pixelated wonderland.


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Marcello TBL

Italian Dad in love with Turn-Based RPGs and Indie Games. In 2018 he started Turn Based Lovers and now he can't live without it.