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Mage Gauntlet review (iPod/iPhone)

October 31, 2011

“You know me, you can’t resist
Devil’s grip, the Iron Fist”

10 word description: Classic style action-RPG, designed for iOS. 86 achievements. Pets.

Pay attention, every other action RPG - you don't need a clunky D-pad on the screen. Ok?

10 word review: Wonderful, fun game. Great looking and perfect controls too. Recommended.

Grumpy Gandalf lookalike is the first character you meet

You will like this if you enjoy: Action RPGs, done brilliantly on iOS.

Chests often contain nice items or weapons

The good news: Everything, really. To start with, the controls (in default mode) are about as good as you could ever hope for. The classic pixel-art graphics are great, with plenty of detail and characters that have an instant personality just from the way they look. Loads of action, items, achievements, locations. Fun story and witty dialogue.

Dialogue is far removed from the usual doom-laden pomposity or all-your-base Engrish of most iOS RPGs

The bad news: Well, I could say that it’s linear but that’s like saying Kelly Brook sometimes wears clothes. It’s unimportant.

This is what it's all about - smacking hordes of weird enemies around. Well, a small group anyway

Arcadelife verdict: Excellent action RPG and all round excellent game. Blasting through levels is fun, going back to explore for a 3-star (level completely cleared) rating is also fun. The amount of stuff (of all descriptions) to see, slaughter and collect is very impressive and the achievements are interesting and often amusing. This is a great game that you really shouldn’t miss out on.

The first boss battle is over quite quickly, thanks to a few handy spells

Arcadelife rating: 96/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.01
iTunes link

Mage Gauntlet website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0)

I’ll tag a few more screens on at the end here, just because I can…

 

 

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