When comparing Angband Variants vs Bit Golem, the Slant community recommends Angband Variants for most people. In the question“What are the best roguelikes on Android?” Angband Variants is ranked 25th while Bit Golem is ranked 49th.
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Pro Contains ToME 2.3.5 -- which is a fan favorite
Pro Can be customized
Using the right app you customize the variant through the files.
Pro Based on Tolkien universe
Being based on the Tolkien universe makes for a familiar environment for fans as well as a deep offering of texture that would be hard to match from scratch.
Pro Five variants in one game
There are 5 variants of the original Angband included in this app, Sangband, Steamband, ToME, NPP Angband and Sil. With 5 games in 1 this app offers a robust offering of playtime.
Pro A simple, binding-of-isaac-like roguelike
While there are no items, runes give you different power-ups, which is sort of refreshing. It keeps it simple.
Pro Fairly addictive
Coin collecting to get on the leader boards can be a lot of fun. Sometimes in a dungeon you have to risk your health for just one more coin.
Con You need a physical keyboard to really enjoy this game
You can't select / customize software keyboards, which makes controlling the game more difficult than using a real keyboard that can.
Con Cannot change the game
It always starts with ToME.
Con Enemies can target from off screen
While enemies can target from off screen the player is unable to target them until they show onscreen, which means the player can get hit from enemies they can not see or retaliate.
Con Not a whole lot of content
Could definitely use some more enemies and bosses, and perhaps some progression as you go to the next dungeon like harder enemies.
Con Art style
You can tell the dev is probably going solo for the art. It is fairly neat overall, but some sprites are sloppy.