Super Dungeon Explore pre-orders now available

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Oct 3rd, 2011
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Super Dungeon Explore is now available for pre-orders on at Cool Mini Or Not and Soda Pop Miniatures Website.

From their announcement:

You have seen the pictures and videos all over the web; many of you tried the demos at different conventions from the lovely Soda Pop girls; it was #1 on boardgamegeek.com’s hot list! It will definitely be one of the hottest games this holiday season. We did encounter delays due to some last minute quality control issues, but all that is behind us now as… SUPER DUNGEON BOX SETS ARE NOW ON A BOAT ON ITS WAY HERE!

We are now starting SUPER DUNGEON BOX SETS pre-orders. Please note that this is a pre-order slated for Early to Mid November delivery. Your order will be shipped right after the pre-orders we took at Gen Con and PAX. With this pre-order, you will receive a Limited Edition Candy and Cola miniature absolutely free, only available as a pre-order item.

Super Dungeon Explore is an expandable strategy board game for 2 or more players, combining the fun of traditional dungeon crawls, with a unique retro arcade/video game feel, featuring authentic CHIBI anime heroes battling hordes of minions and huge monsters in a dungeon full of traps and treasure.

Bring Video Game Nostalgia to your Table Top! Directed and designed to be an homage to classic console and arcade games, and brought to life by the world class Soda Pop Minaitures design studio, Super Dungeon Explore is going to wow customerswith the quality of its components, and the versatility and replayability of its game mechanics. Easy to learn, difficult to master, this is truly a fast paced tabletop strategy game.

Supplies are limited, make sure you get this fun game for the holidays! Pre-order yours today!

  • lordofexcess

    Way too cartoony for my taste … especially at $57.00 (boardgamehaus.com .. looks like the low price on this) … for a game like this there are so many other options (Descent). Is anyone other than anime fanboy cheesecake toon girl collectors actually buying soda pop minis?? Do actual gamers buy this stuff or is it going to a different crowd?

    • admanb

      Different people like different design styles. I find the cartoony designs in SDE to be a fantastic change from the Generic Fantasty Game stylings of Descent and Wrath of Ashardon.

      The shot against anime and soda pop is both unfair and irrelevant to this conversation, since the styles are completely different.

      • Absolutionis

        This is a Soda Pop product advertised as having anime-style figures. They’re not completely different.

    • thetang22

      Apparently the classic Nintendo-inspired gameplay and look doesn’t appeal to you, lordofexcess. I grew up on Nintendo rpgs, and this game has a lot more appeal than the generic look of something like Descent. Super Dungeon Explore is also easy to play, and something you could play with family and friends that don’t typically invest in this hobby. There is a lot to like with this game, and I’m sorry it doesn’t work for you.

    • blkdymnd

      My name is Jason… And I am a gamer… And I would buy Super Dungeon Explore in a heartbeat. The final fantasy look definitely does it for me.

    • I already own most of the minis – and I tried the demo game rules when those were released. It should be a pretty outstanding game.

    • KaneBlaireau

      Doesn’t particularly play like Descent. More like Gauntlet the board game!

    • Nightbee

      I’m not really a fan of anime, and don’t like Soda Pop’s Relic Knights line. SDE, on the other hand, has an aesthetic that is irresistable to me. I’ll be buying this box and already have a bunch of the metal models.

    • odinsgrandson

      My name is Drew. I am a gamer, and have been gaming in Grimdark settings and painting Grimdark minis for over twenty years. I would consider myself an actual gamer, but I’m no particular fan of anime.

      I find Soda Pop minis to be terrifically refreshing.

      I really like the direction that Sodapop is going with both of their lines, and after playing the demos at Gencon, I felt like they have some pretty innovative rules sets that follow their style nicely (in particular, the Relic Knight rules are super innovative).

      That’s cool if it doesn’t appeal to you. It is certainly a far cry from what we normally see in miniatures.

      • Absolutionis

        Just because you only know Warhammer 40k doesn’t mean that this anime game is really that unique.

        • odinsgrandson

          Oh, my… you really haven’t been around in the past twenty years of tabletop gaming, have you? My statement about “Grimdark settings” and “Grimdark minis” is definitely plural and applies to many (many) games that aren’t made by GW.

          These minis are definitely very unique.

          But that doesn’t mean that you have to like it. It’s cool.

      • KaneBlaireau

        Absolutely agree! The Relic Knight rules are VERY interesting and a lot of fun. Hoping the local gaming community will latch on.

  • Chimericist

    Totally buying this as soon as it comes out. I like that it is cartoony, and the minis offer a different variety of model than other games (and for the price I think you get great value for the minis in the box). I like how lighthearted it is. As for Soda Pops other model line, well, I’ve heard the game demoed quite well at gencon or wherever it previewed but otherwise I don’t know nor intend to purchase.

  • Haibane

    I’m a gamer and I’ll be buying this – take a look at the amount of plastic you’re getting here, looks like a pretty good deal to me. The anime / Korean RPG stylings are definitely one of this game’s selling points for me ^__^

  • MadNes

    I paid $100 to pre-order at gen con…. can’t find it for $57…

    I like to consider myself an “actual gamer”, so my answer would be yes actual gamers are buying it.

    Its a very light game, but still a bit tactical and very fun

    the chibi style minis remind me of FF2 for SNES, so I like it. Good intro dungeon crawler for when you dont have all day to play descent or get burnt on ashardalon.

  • Copernicus

    I’m a gamer for sure and this has been #1 on my wait list since I got all the promo figures from PAX 2 years ago.

  • Beermonkey

    I pre-ordered this at GenCon. I’m a gamer. This is just fun light hearted family friendly good times in a box. The minis are great. And fun to paint too. So yeah can’t freaking wait to get mine!

  • Repeter

    Lordofexcess is wrong!!! Bring on SDE for all us gamers who have been anxiously awaiting its arrival for too long. Woot! My wife won’t even know she is playing a near minis game until it is too late–the cuteness will be too much for her to resist…

  • arcturus

    Not sure why so much vitriol over the art style. This game is great and it is nice to see a game of this type done with a more fun art style. For those who also play video games it definitely harkens back to early console RPGs.

    • Repeter

      I don’t think there is very much ‘vitriol’. One guy didn’t like the style, and I read his post as ott humorous…

  • I’m pretty much a historical gamer, and I think the last 8bit game I played was Zelda II. I’ve never played FF or its like and never really wanted to… and I’m not a fan of chibi-style.

    Yes, I’m getting SDE for sure!!! I think the minis will be a challenge to paint because they’re wildly different than anything else in my collection, and anyone I know who’s played it can’t speak highly enough about it.

  • I just wish it had come in September like they were saying at Gen Con. I want my SDE!

  • Absolutionis

    I understand that you’re trying to get people to shop at CMoN, but the “exclusive figure” is not exclusive to CMoN. You can get it from Soda Pop’s Main site and other places.

    • Copernicus

      Soda Pop and CMOM work together. It was actually announced some time ago about their specific involvement with each other.

      • odinsgrandson

        Yeah, I’m not sure that it matters which one you get your game from.

        I know that they’re involved with Dark Age also, and they’re getting involved in Sedition Wars.

  • jeremy6801

    I really liked the aesthetic and concept that they were trying to portray, but I felt the gameplay was rather lacking. Admittedly, I had a terrible GenCon demo that discolored my view of the game but bad demos will do that sometimes.

  • grimbergen

    Now all we need is an 8-bit soundtrack!

    • Veritas

      Clash at Demonhead! Bang is your hero!