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Format: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

Developer: Mobage Inc

Being a retro gamer in 2013 is something that is seen as cool. We have a whole younger generation of gamers that are getting really into retro and I for one think this is great. The reason I think it is great is because some developers like Mobage Inc for example are making there games have a awesome retro look to it. Which is what they have done with there latest RPG adventure game.

As far as the presentation goes this really is my kind of game. This is most certainly a love letter to gamers of the 80’s and 90’s. For whatever reason games that have a pixel art style are seen as cool these days. I have no clue why this is, but it is awesome. The developers have said that the game has 8-bit style graphics, but I would have to disagree with this as to me they look more like something we would have seen on the Super Nintendo rather than the original Nintendo. The story of the game is fun and never takes its self to serious. The basic idea is that a place called Texel which is a 8-bit world needs help urgently and that is where you come in.

As far as game play goes this is your standard action style RPG and I am pretty sure that before your read any more that you will have some idea of what to expect. You will have to go on quests, level up and do some team building as well. So in that way it is kind of like the same game you have played before. But this game is just so much fun and as I mentioned before it looks amazing.

The combat system is just awesome. To start with you need to have a team of 3 that is selected out of a group of 9. You will need to swipe along the grid of 9 characters to pick your three. And then they will battle it out with the bad guys. I loved this battle system it may not be the most in depth in the world, but it is just so much fun to watch. To be honest I am sure this is probably all down to the amazing art style that the game has. As far as doing quests do. You simply click on the area and then wait for it to happen. This is the same sort of thing we have seen in a multitude of games like this. You need to do these quests in order to gain items that can be sued to exchange for more heroes to add to your team. Now honestly apart from the battles the rest of the game is pretty standard stuff. But the battles more than make up for that.

By far for me the best part of this game is the evolution of your characters. I just got so addicted to seeing what my warriors would evolve into that I would literally sit for ages just waiting for the chance to evolve. So I could then see them in action in battle.

I get that this style of game is not for everyone out there. But I had so much fun with this one. But if I am being brutally honest I think this is mainly due to the games phenomenal art style. This is by far one of my favourite looking games on the iOS. I know it is incredibly shallow to play a game based on its looks. But if there was ever a game that would make you do that then it is this one.

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