"Download Mage Gauntlet. The time you spent reading this review could've been much better spent playing this incredible game." -- Toucharcade.com Review
Lovingly patterned after 16-bit classics, Mage Gauntlet blends a top-down action-RPG template with a heavy dose of arcade action. Play as Lexi, a young woman who seeks to overcome her inability to use magic. She seeks the help of a great wizard named Whitebeard. He agrees to help her, but in return she must travel to the locations of the Guardian Wizards and ask for their assistance in the coming battle to save the world.
The Guardian Wizards don't just live around the corner. You'll have to travel through treacherous environments, battle dangerous enemies, and search out secrets that will give you greater power. The Mage Gauntlet given to you by Whitebeard will give you the strength to dispatch your foes in intense melee combat. It also gives you access to a variety of magic spells for when things get too hot to handle with your sword. You'll have to master both magic and in-your-face combat if you want to save the world.
***Supports MFi, XBox, and PlayStation Controllers***
- Expansive Gameplay: 84 painstakingly crafted levels
- Deep Combat: Dodge, dash, cast magic spells, and use a variety of attacks to defeat your enemies!
- Hidden Secrets: Can you find the secret passages and claim the rewards within?
- Plenty of Gear: Not only do these sweet pieces of kit make you more powerful, but they also change your appearance! And did someone say something about pets? 19 pets and 110 hats can be found throughout the game.
- Spectacular Magic: If your sword can't do the talking, try some of the Mage Gauntlet's powerful spells!
- Classic Visuals: With a look that calls back to some of the greatest RPGs of all-time, each stage is a feast for the eyes!
- Uncover the Story: You won't find out about everything that's going on by simply rushing through. Find the hidden lore, conquer the ultra-tough Master Mode, and seek out the extra ending!
- Left Joystick: Move
- A for Attack
- B for Sprint
- Y for Menu
To activate spell mode, hold down the right trigger. Spell controls include:
- Left Joystick: Aim
- Left/Right Shoulder: Change Spell
- Release right trigger to cast spell
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Ratings and Reviews
Quite enjoyable, but new controller support needs work
This was the first Rocketcat game I’d ever bought, and it is a polished and fun RPG.
However, the new Game Club controller support is NOT implemented well. I used it with my Xbox S controller, and while it technically works, it is quite limited (for instance, you can bring up menus, but not back out of them). I hope another round of updates will significantly improve the controller support, because right now it isn’t worth using.
Still a good game!
I love this game!!!!!
I've had this gem of a game permanently living on my iPod for a log time now, and considering how much I love it I figure it's high time for a little ol' review. While the gameplay aspects of the game are nowhere near the level of that of Wayward Souls, I would have to say that the story is probably better. While WS has an engaging story that's unraveled between 6 different characters with each one having their own story, I think the more classically linear story of Mage Gauntlet feels a bit more substantial. Mostly due to the fact that you really need to beat the entire game with all the characters in WS to get the full story, a heroic feat that I've yet to accomplish which may take many more years of practice, and while the story line in Wayward Souls is still incredibly good, it's the unrivaled gameplay that truly shines. That's not to say that Mage Gauntlet doesn't have great gameplay because indeed it does. I can lose hours and hours playing this game because it's just such an amazing joy to play!!! Wayward Souls is better though lol...LOVE 'EM BOTH!!!
Good game but locked behind a subscription
I played the 10 or so minutes free that is allowed to sample it. It felt and looked so fun I wanted more, however there is no way to buy the game one time or to play in some kind of ad mode. I’m ok paying for the game, but I don’t like paying monthly subscriptions. If they offer a way to buy the game I’ll be super eager to buy it and play it all the way through.
P.s. I must thank game club for bringing this game back however, apparently the game became almost abandoned, I also really liked being able to try some of the game first before having to commit to a subscription, I just want some alternative way to purchase the game (even 4.99 to permanently have access to this game alone would probably be ok for me) but I know they’re running a business so you’ll need to figure for yourself if a subscription is worth it for you. For a subscription you get their whole library for the first month free then 4.99 after that for access to everything. Subscriptions just aren’t something I want to do right now.
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- 50.9 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2011 Rocketcat Games
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