Conan Chop Chop is a chopping-ly good roguelike adventure that sees your stick-figured friend wearing a headband and loincloth as you battle through the searing land of Hyperboria. Yes, you’re Conan or a somewhat smaller version of him. You’re all brawn and no brain but this doesn’t stop you from chop-chop-chopping your way to victory – Okay enough chopping references.
Conan Chop Chop is developed by Mighty Kingdom in association with Funcom whose other titles include Conan Unconquered, Conan Exiles and Age of Conan Unchained. But this roguelike hack-n-slash adventure bears little resemblance to these with colorful cartoony graphics and quirky creatures that spurt pools of blood when you kill them.
Your adventure begins when the wizard Thoth-Amon devises a devilish plan to resurrect an ancient evil called Xaltotun. In true roguelike fashion, you have to defeat beasts and baddies in a series of dungeons with randomly changing environments. There are different weapons you can choose from and a selection of characters from the original franchise.
If you don’t like playing on your own then there’s a 4 player co-op option where you can play as Conan, Pallantides, Valeria, or Bêli. There are different NPCs you meet on the way who have individual quests for you to complete. All in all the videogame looks very playable even though the art style is quite basic.
If you enjoyed the original films with the thumpingly epic soundtrack and the fantasy stories then you’ll probably get none of that with this spin-off. However, if you like to slice and dice enemies with unique combos and weapons, not to mention plenty of bloody encounters then this quirky take on the Hyborian Age might be just what you’re looking for.