Retro overdose with KEMCO’s Dragon Sinker for iOS

Published On October 14, 2016 | By Kirk Hiner | iPhone/iPad

KEMCO has been tapping the retro RPG vein in all of us for quite some time now, and their latest release for iOS digs a bit deeper than normal. Unlike their recent titles which have been steadily evolving visually and in gameplay mechanics, Dragon Sinker is straight-up 8-bit, harking back to the “golden age of RPGs.”

I mean, take a look:

dragon sinker

Even the website is designed to make you weepy for childhood…or last week, depending upon your dedication to classic RPGs.

As for the game:

A thousand years ago… An evil dragon known as Wyrmvarg suddenly appeared and wrought untold havoc and destruction upon the world.

However, through the courage of a human, an elf, and a dwarf, this destroyer was sealed away deep within the earth.

Following their triumphant victory, these three were hailed as heroes; each of who established a kingdom where they reigned in peace for the remainder of their days.

Nevertheless, after a long season of quietude, Wyrmvarg broke free of the seal, and for the next century the world was once again shrouded in darkness.

Lamenting this, one young man dared to stand forth, determined to bring an end to Wyrmvarg’s reign of terror for all time…

I’ll give you one guess as to who that young man is.

On your quest, you’ll amass an army of followers to help you explore dungeons, complete sidequests, and battle bosses. Combat is turn-based, but you can bring up to 12 soldiers into the fights via three teams of four units.

Dragon Sinker is available now in the iTunes App Store for free or as a premium version for $4.99. Both have IAPs, but the premium version comes with 1,000 in-app points. For more information, visit

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is greatly looking forward to the day when he no longer cares about Apple, games, and gaming technology. But right now he does, and he loves to talk about them, just as he's been doing on the web since 1998. He can otherwise be spotted as that one guy in Ohio wearing a Minnesota North Stars hockey sweater. Kirk has a wife and three kids, and is a generally happy fellow.