Who’d have thought that on November 18th, 2011, one of the most popular games of all-time would be released? Minecraft looked so basic, let alone promoted itself as a blocky-looking crafting game. Yet, the number of copies of Minecraft sold are now approaching the 200 million mark across all platforms. Not bad for a blocky-looking crafting game, eh? Between the ungodly amount of merchandise sold in Creeper dolls and Minecraft pickaxes, Microsoft thought it was best to get some of that blocky pie, buying Mojang Studios for $2.5 billion in 2014.
Now, we have Minecraft Dungeons. After trying their hand with an episodic game – Minecraft Story Mode – and their upcoming Pokemon Go-style game – Minecraft Earth – we are now onto a dungeon-crawling experiment akin to Diablo III. It dispenses with the crafting and building mechanics that made the original such a huge success and attempts to be fresh. It’s as if Mojang’s team had binge-watched too much Monty Python and decided that it was indeed time for something completely different.
Minecraft is currently available to buy on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.
|Bragging Rights||Unlock all other trophies.|
|Life of the Party||Revive a downed friend 20 times.|
|Wooden Sword||Defeat 50 mobs.|
|Diamond Sword||Defeat 2,500 mobs.|
|Passive Aggressive||Defeat 50 passive mobs.|
|Break The Spell||Defeat 50 enchanted mobs.|
|Scrappy Scout||Reach Level 10.|
|Apprentice Adventurer||Reach Level 25.|
|Expert Explorer||Reach Level 50.|
|Fancy That!||Find and open your first ‘Fancy’ loot chest.|
|More For Me||Open 100 treasure chests.|
|Cha-ching!||Collect a total of 1,000 emeralds.|
|Oooh! Shiny!||Collect a total of 5,000 emeralds.|
|Om Nom Nom||Eat 200 food items.|
|Happy Camper||Complete Squid Coast and set up camp.|
|Out of the Woods||Complete Creeper Woods.|
|The Plot Thickens||Complete Pumpkin Pastures and Soggy Swamp.|
|Built On Sand, Set In Stone||Complete Redstone Mines and Cacti Canyon.|
|High and Dry||Complete Desert Temple, Fiery Forge and Highblock Halls.|
|Saved The Overworld||Defeat the Arch-Illager at the Obsidian Pinnacle.|
|High Treason||Defeat the Arch-Illager on Apocalypse difficulty.|
|Blast Radius||Kill any 10 mobs at once with TNT.|
|Maxed Out and Geared Up||Equip a Gear set consisting of fully enchanted items (3 Enchantment Slots upgraded to Level 3).|
|Worked Like A Charm||Enchant an item and upgrade the enchantment to Tier 3.|
|A Friend In Need||Use artefacts to summon the Wolf, Llama and Iron Golem allies at least once each.|
What’s Minecraft Is Yours
As with most dungeon-crawlers, the amount of fun you can have will probably depend on your ability to ensnare victims… slaves… FRIENDS, I mean friends. Friends make everything more enjoyable and you can bring up to four of them along for the ride, too. Completing quests, finding X amount of items and leveling up. All basic stuff that will probably come naturally as you progress through the game. As will reviving a friend, I reckon that “20” will have a couple of zeroes added to it by the end.
Minecraft Dungeons will be available to buy on May 26th on PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC.