Mage Gauntlet is an action role playing game that costs $1.99 but includes in app purchases that range from $0.99 - $1.99 per item.
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Pro Touch screen controls work great
Like other RocketCat games, the on screen controls are spot on.
Pro Unique magic system
The magic system in Mage Gauntlet consists of a limited moveset of four spells that need to be replenished from in world urns, making for a bit of a balancing act of when to use spells in order to get through the tougher parts of each level.
Pro Master mode
Once the game is beaten, master mode unlocks which has mixed levels and new secret areas.
Pro Robust loot system
Mage gauntlet has a very robust loot system that includes many different armor and weapon sets as well as upgrades for spells.
Pro Very reminiscent of SNES era games
Mage Gauntlet has the design similar of games such as Chrono Trigger or Secret of Mana, making for a experience full of nostalgia.
Con Story is lackluster
While borrowing from many RPG greats from the past, the plot feels a bit derivative while also falling a bit flat. Better writing could have definitely helped flesh out the adventure more.
Con Lacks depth in gameplay
Mage Gauntlet is primarily focused on action-based gameplay and tends to forget many traditional RPG-elements such as upgrading and gathering loot. Mage Gauntlet is filled with corridor fights that aren't ideal for extended play, while boss fights lack variety because they all behave in a similar way.