#2 Best iOS Game of 2020 on Metacritic
Make a living as Will, an adventurous merchant who dreams of becoming a hero!
PLEASE NOTE: This game is officially supported on the following devices only:
iPhone: 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, SE (2nd generation), 12 mini, 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max
iPad: iPad (6th+ generation), iPad Pro (2nd+ generation), iPad Air (3rd+ generation), iPad Mini (5th+ generation)
Important Notice - not compatible with:
iPhone: 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus, SE (1st generation)
Become a hero!
During a long-passed archaeological excavation, a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was founded near the excavation site providing refuge and a place for adventurers to sell their hard-earned riches.
Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements following the everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that dreams of becoming a hero.
The mobile version of Moonlighter introduces a set of new, intuitive controls that will let you efficiently manage your shop as well as swiftly deal with the dangers that are hiding in the deepest of dungeons. You can also choose your difficulty from Easy, Normal, and Hard to adjust the experience to your gaming needs. While Touch & Swipe is the default control scheme for the game and the best way to experience it - you can still enable classic Virtual Joysticks and enjoy Moonlighter this way.
While conducting your business in Rynoka village, you can put items on sale, set their price carefully, oversee gold reserves, recruit assistants and upgrade the shop. Be careful though – some shady individuals may want to steal your precious wares!
FIGHT WITH STYLE
Defeat various enemies and bosses using natural, easy to learn touch controls. Masterful control of your weapons, critical timing, swift dodging, and an understanding of your enemies and environment are crucial to your survival. How you battle your enemies is up to you!
Get to know your neighbors as you restore the prosperity of this small commercial hamlet. Help establish new businesses and watch them grow in the idyllic community of Rynoka.
CRAFT & ENCHANT
Understanding the crafting and enchanting system is essential for your progression. Interact with the villagers to craft new armor and weapons, and enchant existing equipment. This creates a great deal of flexibility and spices up the way equipment is used.
GET THE LOOT
Access strange worlds through otherworldly gates and collect valuable items from exotic civilizations: resources, weapons, armors and peculiar artifacts. Hoarding everything won't be possible - use the unique inventory system wisely to take the most profitable loot with you.
9 familiars that are more than happy to aid you during the most dangerous endeavors. Each companion has different mechanics. They can damage enemies, restore your life, get items for you, act as an additional chest and more!
Finish the main adventure to unlock New Game+ mode with additional challenges, weapons, and options.
- Fixed the physical controller support issues
- Fixed issues and improved overall functionality of cloud saves (conflicts, if any, should be resolved without any issues)
- Additional minor bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great game, but Todd Howard’s curse is still somewhat there.
So I absolutely love this game, and even though the controls are a little iffy at times, I still feel the pace of combat to be almost perfect.
The issue that lies therein though, is with the countless glitches I have experienced, the current one being that I can’t interact with anything unless I head to the dungeon after a boot up. Now normally I wouldn’t mind this, but since I have a request that I need to complete; I kinda can’t just skip the whole day. Once this is fixed, and the controls are touched up just a little, I’m instantly giving 5 stars.
Edit: I got a response, and while the bug hasn’t been fixed as far as I know, they did respond and that’s better than most developers. Overall, the game earned 4 stars, but the devs made it 5 just by being cool enough to respond to the community. Good job devs!
Developer Response ,
Hi there, sorry for the inconvenience.
Please write to us at email@example.com describing your issue and we will try to help you there. Please add as much information as possible, like do you play with WiFi/LTE on or offline, what controls are you using, level of the shop etc. We would really appreciate the help. Screenshots and/or video are of great help as well.
Thanks in advance.
I’m a console player, so I hardly buy games on mobile, let alone play them
However, this game caught my eye a while ago. I’ve been wavy about it, not sure if I should get it or not.
Boy, am I glad I did!
This art is beautiful, the combat is fluid, finding rare items and selling them for high prices is exhilarating.
I would recommend this game to anyone who enjoys gaming, good job devs!
Two things, however:
- When in the dungeons, sometimes enemies appear or move into the lower right corner of the screen, the part with the controls over. Because the controls aren’t transparent, you can’t see them. You either have to get lucky and blindly take them down, or wait for them to move out of that area.
- The backpack space stuck at 20 slots, I feel is a little too low. I know there’s a special dungeon chest that can send items back to your shop, but it’s not like you can easily access it, you have to get lucky and notice the sparkle. Even so, it’s not guaranteed that sparkle will lead to that chest. Maybe integrate a few backpack upgrades, like more rows or a new page with new slots.
Other than these two things, I’ve had no issues with the game. Again, the game is beautiful, I’m very happy I bought it.
Thanks, devs, for the wonderful time I’m having playing through this game. Keep up the good work!
Love Moonlighter, but only play on one device
I have been a fan of Moonlighter since I bought it on switch. Then I had to get it on PC and then when it came to IOS of course I bought it there too. I was only playing on my iPad until recently and tried to run it on my phone. The game refused to connect to my icloud account so I eventually gave up troubleshooting it and deleted it from my phone. Unfortunately it appears to have hosed my save game on my iPad as well. Now I’ve lost all my progress on here.
I still love this game, but it’s frustrating that I’ll have to start from scratch again. I still highly recommend this to anyone who’s thinking of giving it a try, just keep it on one device or the other.
Developer Response ,
sorry for the inconvenience. We are aware of the issue that cloud may sometime not properly work when playing on multiple devices. We are trying to address it in the next update.
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- 11 bit studios s.a.
- 586.4 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Age Rating
- 9+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2018 11 bit studios S.A.
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