JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


  • Review

  • Browser Games

  • Mobile Games

  • Tablet Games

Duke Dashington


  • Currently 4.1/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.1/5 (45 votes)
Comments (6) | Views (6,536)

Duke Dashington

Johnny123 Alright, adventurers! It's time for a spot of good old fashioned temple exploring action! That's just what you get in Duke Dashington, an action puzzle game by Adventure Islands (also for Android and iOS!) that puts you in the role of the titular chipper explorer whose upper lip is so stiff he can break walls with it. Duke's quite the eager beaver when it comes to diving headfirst into collapsing temples, so much so that once you launch him in a particular direction with the [arrow] or [WASD] keys, he won't stop until he hits something. This is extremely useful, as you only have ten seconds to complete each room before the roof collapses on top of you, but it does have its drawbacks when spikes, saws, or lava pits are around. Reflexes are the name of the game, here - you have to assess each level quickly and get to dashing if you want to complete all 120 rooms spread out over four temples in good time.

Duke Dashington Duke Dashington exhibits a lot of the great design Adventure Islands is known for: rock solid core gameplay that develops very nicely over a deluge of short, sweet levels. You can restart each level instantly after dying, so there's never a dull moment, and you can retry hard levels over and over again until you pass. This makes the game feel fun even when it's easy. The presentation is delightfully retro, featuring some chuckle-worthy dialogue coming from the mouth of our endlessly mannish protagonist. There are a few niggles however. Duke's hitbox feels a bit wonky at times, having you die because his hat clipped against a fireball you were certain he was going to pass. And the game has no pause screen, so if you want to go back to the main page or level select screen, you have to hit refresh on your browser. It's a minor oversight made all the more annoying by how easy it would be to fix. But overall, Duke Dashington is an exceptional little action game. It's challenging but not frustrating, it's fun and funny and has plenty of levels to keep you occupied. There's even a time trial mode, where a clock keeps ticking down even as you die, motivating you to complete each temple in the shortest amount of time. Appealing to both casuals and perfectionists, Duke Dashington is a fine game. Now get that treasure, you manly explorer you!

Play Duke Dashington

Download on the AppstoreDuke Dashington (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad)

Google PlayDuke Dashington (Android, Android Tablet)

6 Comments

The escape key pauses the game.

Reply

this kinda looks like wario games

Reply

Excellent little game :)

Reply

Ace game, played this for 2 days straight when i had a cold.

Reply
Regy Rusty July 30, 2015 12:21 AM

This game is amazing. Clearly inspired by Wario, but totally doing it's own creative thing. I actually got a bit frustrated early on before I realized I was being stupid and then plowed through the rest of the game. Some levels are really tricky, but the 10 second design meant that failing over and over was totally painless, and eventually I got through it all.

I want to listen to the Atlantis music forever.

Reply

Important to realize that you can cancel a jump or fall by dashing to one side, but can only jump from the ground. Once you know that, you basically have all the tools you'll need to complete the game. Cute, fun, challenging without being frustrating. One of the best flash games of its sort I've played.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
Monkey GO Happy Escape the Castle> Bindie The monkeys are back! In the latest instalment of PencilKids'' popular primate series, your little furry friends have gone walkabouts in the dungeon of a castle. This particular dungeon is infested with more goblins, ghouls and gargoyles than you can...  ...
Kentucky Route Zero: Act II> Rebecca Spoilers ahead! Kentucky Route Zero is an episodic point-and-click game in five acts. Before you dig deep into Act II, please do consider enjoying Act I first....  ...
2,122 Views
3 Comments
Frog Fable> Arceus You thought it would be a simple errand. Just run along and get some milk for the King of the Village's Friday pancakes, right? The trouble for protagonist Zbylut (pronunciation unknown) begins when guards block the entrance to the town....  ...
Greetings From Potato Island> Arceus Tell me--do you believe? Believe in what, I hear you asking. Santa? The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? All good guesses indeed, but the answer Carmel Games' Escape from Potato Island was looking for was actually potatoes! Eye couldn't believe...  ...
Mystery of the Ancients: The Sealed and Forgotten Collector's Edition

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week

Spellarium

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives