PlayPark Company Limited has released Pocket MapleStory SEA for Android and iOS. Pocket MapleStory achieved the number one spot on the Top Free Games charts in Google Play and iTunes App Store within the first week of launch in Korea.
Pocket MapleStory is a side scrolling RPG adventure game based on MapleStory created for mobile platform. Fans of the original MapleStory will be delighted to find their favorite characters on their mobile phone. You can go on quests, fight monsters, clear dungeons with friends & join guilds in the game. Currently, there are up to 5 classes released so far, namely Demon Slayer, Kaiser, Dual Blade, Mechanic, Angelic Buster.
Demon Slayer - wields blunt weapon for powerful attack; can attack multiple enemies, using area attack skills, after a forgotten ability is awakened through a job advancement.
Kaiser - melee warrior that uses a two-handed sword; awakens as Kaiser of Faith after a job advancement, which enables a skill that engages the attack range.
Dual Blade - wields daggers for melee attacks; can use the Power of Darkness that can deal damage to multiple enemies located in front of you after a job advancement.
Mechanics - special skills includes rang attack with gun and mechanic riding; Characters gets awesome HP and ATT when equipped with metal armor.
Angelic Buster - long-range attack character that uses a weapon called the Soul Shooter; sharp lgiht attack that uses the power of the Dragons can be used after a job advancement.
Skills and Ability
Each class has a series of Job Advancements, which can be unlocked after reaching a certain level. New active skills can be learnt, along with stronger passive abilities to aid players in combat.
Players can distribute SP (which are gained each level) to the skill to strengthen the effect and attack power. Resetting Sp requires 2000 Candy (cash point).
Control & Gameplay
The control of the game is pretty simple and intuitive. Directional pad on the left of the screen allows you to move around, while the jump key, attack and up to 4 quick slots (which can be toggled) are located on the right. You can register skills or items into the Quick Slots to use them quickly during battle. Take note that when you are near NPC or portal, the attack key will be changed to interaction key which allow you to talk to the NPC or teleport to other areas.
There is a teleport button (boot on scroll icon) right above the Quick Slots on the right of the screen, which allow you to teleport directly to the area for your main quest. Upon completion of the quest, you can use the same button to teleport conveniently back to the NPC to submit the quest. This feature is very nice indeed because it allows you to complete quest pretty quickly without navigating through many areas.
The combat is pretty easy at the beginning. However, as you advance to higher level area, do watch out for your HP and drink potion when your HP is low. If you die during combat, you will lose EXP and Mesos (in-game currency), unless you pay a certain amount of Candy. This is pretty harsh, in my opinion for a mobile game, which is supposed to be casual.
There is a auto-combat feature as well, which enable you to leave your game on and your character will just move around killing mobs. However, to make use of the auto-combat effectively, you will first need to find the right area with mobs you can handle, have the right equipment to regenerate HP, and of course strong enough to kill the mobs quickly without dying. You can just exploit the auto-combat while you sleeping or even working, and your character will automatically level up. However, it seems like the AI is not very smart since your character will not move automatically to pick up the items dropped by the mobs. Nonetheless, it is a very fast way to level up your characters, without much effort at all.