P1 Select is the latest game from cult roguelike developer Michael Brough
From the developer of 868-Hack and Imbroglio
Cult developer Michael Brough, the mind behind the acclaimed 868-Hack, Imbroglio, and Cinco Paus, has quietly launched his latest game: P1 Select. It’s available now over on the App Store, and, wouldn’t you know it, it’s another tricky roguelike.
The game takes place across 9 distinct levels, all randomly generated. There are 9 playable characters (seeing a trend here?), all with their own abilities. This eclectic bunch includes Midas, Fast!, Phaser, Doom, Dashe, X-Ray, Bounch, Pop/Up, and Vish.
The game’s App Store page describes it as a “Broughlike”, a term that’s come to mean a roguelike set on an unusually small grid. The description also promises “fierce monsters” to take on and plenty of magical rings to collect in order to use your character’s special attack power. Based on what I’ve seen, you can expect it to be in keeping with the style and ideas of Brough’s earlier work.
You’ll also need to stay on the lookout for collectable pyramids dotted throughout each level, especially if you want to get the highest score possible and climb the leaderboards. From the screenshots attached, it still carries Brough’s distinctive hand-drawn sketch style seen in Cinco Paus and Imbroglio.
Generally, we’ve been big fans of Michael Brough’s work over the years. We reviewed 868-Hack all the way back in 2013, praising it at the time for being a frequently intriguing and mysterious little game.
I haven’t had the chance to try out Cinco Paus yet, his last game, which I hear is only playable in Portuguese. If you’re the type to complain about an excess of free-to-play releases on the App Store, I’d certainly recommend checking out Brogue’s stuff to spice up your mobile gaming.
P1 Select is now available for download over on the App Store. It’s currently priced at £2.99, which, again, is in keeping with his earlier work.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.