By Mana Giant
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Wizard Quest is an epic journey through a mysterious experience where you are the master of the world around you, and the landscape becomes the game board. Uncover the rich storyline while casting spells using elemental forces to clear paths, vanquish cunning monsters, unlock doors, and burst open chests full of mana. Conjure powerful weapons and magic items to defeat a myriad of hostile creatures and explore custom built and unique quest levels. Can you survive and discover the secrets of your adventure?
Wizard Quest's Match-3 gameplay is easy to learn, and grows in depth and complexity to challenge the most advanced demanding puzzle gamers. For the more competitive and social players, they can share videos of your progress or conquests, challenge and dominate friends in high-score leaderboards, unlock achievements and complete quests for rewards.
* Unique match-3 spell casting system for navigation and combat
* Large world to explore with main story quests and more challenging side quests
* Large horde of monsters who will fizzle your spells, mirror your attacks, beat on you, and kill you each in their own unique way
* Weapon and Item Conjuration and Collection system with hundreds of pieces of equipment to arm and master!
* Earn Mana and Crystals from Levels and Quest Journal to build up your inventory and customize your character
* RPG Level Up and Skill Point system to customize your wizard
* Competitive Social World and Quest Leaderboards
* Rich Story and Fantasy Game World
* Immersive custom music soundtrack
* Detailed and creative pixel art and visual monster design
NOTE: The game does not support 3rd Gen iPhone/iPod.
What's New in Version 2.3.0
Greetings Wizards! A new update has been conjured to expand and enhance your adventure.
+ Get ready to challenge the next part of Builder's Heart.
+ 4 New Quests
+ Discover and conjure new mighty Weapons and powerful Magic Items
+ Freshly spawned Creatures and wicked Puzzles to overcome for bountiful treasure
+ Bug fixes and gfx enhancements
I really love this game in general, but it is it gets way too hard way too quickly. Not only does this lead to lots of in-app purchases if you want to keep playing, but also goes from delightfully fun to mostly frustrating quickly :(. As they are being told on that gaming forums, they need to adjust the difficulty! Perhaps they could slow down how quickly the character goes forward, with user having the option to make it go faster if desired…
[From earlier review] The strategy is extremely rich, even the matching part alone (not to mention weapons/spells/skills/etc.!). For example, are you going to try to match all tiles quickly and clear everything in real time or wait until there are longer strings to group together for greater effects/points/multipliers, risking that you may may take damage if some tiles aren't matched before they fall off the screen?
Also the story is very engaging and creative--does not feel like just an awkward excuse to make sense of the game mechanic.
Different and great idea
/this is one of my favorite iOS games of the literally thousands I've played. The gameplay mechanics are unique, fun and challenging. The douwnside is the the badly designed In-app purchases. They are badly designed in that they severely punich player who don't make wise choices with their crystal purchases. The game gives you enough crystals to get what you need to make progress through the game smooth *if* you use them to buy the handful of items you really need to be successful. If not, you're in trouble. Otherwise the IAP are not onerous. I wish they had designed it with an up-front price as its such a great game with only flawed payment structure. Give it a try and just read a /faq that will let you know what to buy. (older review below)
That said, there are some issues. The difficulty is fine. Yes it's hard, and there are a lot of gameplay elements that you need to master to progress. That's good! I became frustrated at times but the unique mechanics kept me coming back and I eventually mastered them. Good again!
The issues come with the confusing design of the in-app purchases and currencies. If you aren't careful with how you spend the in-game currency given as rewards (crystals), you won't have access to upgrade items really necessary to mitigate the difficulty. This is unfortunate and I suspect will turn off many more casual players.
This is a real shame! It's obvious a lot of care went into the the other aspects of the design. And the story is actually interesting, but doesn't get in the way of the unique gameplay which is the real draw.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 04, 2014
- Version: 2.3.0
- Size: 46.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Mana Giant Oy
- © 2013 Mana Giant Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Top In-App Purchases
- CRYSTAL SALE PACK$4.99
- FEW CRYSTALS$2.99
- STARTER WIZARD PACK$5.99
- BAG OF CRYSTALS$9.99
- PILE OF CRYSTALS$4.99
- MANA CONTROL PENDANT$2.99
- STONE OF GROWTH$7.99