S.U.M. – Slay Uncool Monsters Is A Dungeon-Crawler That’ll Test Your Maths Skills

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Some heroes are super-strong, some have special powers or are brave and fearless, but some… Well, some are just pretty good at maths.

Launching on Switch next week is S.U.M. – Slay Uncool Monsters, a dungeon-crawler from Doomster Entertainment. In the game, you’ll play as various heroes who must fight their way through the titular uncool monsters, but instead of pulling off fancy combos or navigating daunting menus Final Fantasy-style, you’ll be using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Each dungeon you face will put you up against a series of math problems; monsters provide you with a sum, and you’ll need to work out the correct equation to deal damage. By keeping an eye on the numbers left on-screen, and with a bit of smart thinking, you can also perform special attacks that deal extra damage.