Hero Mages

Hero Mages

1,000 - 5,000 downloads

Pros
  • PC sync
  • HIgh playability and deep gameplay
Cons
  • Design might be improved
  • Poor animations
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Expert's Review
7.2
Great

"What kind of dicecraft is this?"

Reviewed by / Oct 24, 2013

A tactical game based on a fantasy world

Half a tactical game and half a RPG, Hero Mages would come to be, if we had to sum it up in a sentence, like a Heroquest game multiplied by a thousand, which focuses in tabletop-like battles as well as other elements characteristic of trading card games. There are thousands of possible combinations and it can be enjoyed online along friends and not-so-friends alike.

It's obvious that there's been a lot of work regarding gameplay, as the amount of in-game rules bear can witness to, all of them working behind the curtain. Players only have to point and click and let the AI decide the result of your action. As you get the grasp of it, you will start to strategize what you do and optimize your turns.

It falters somehow when we have to talk about design. It isn't bad at all, even though the top-down view doesn't favor it, but we are too used to RPG and fantasy games meaning outstanding artwork, which is not the case.

This "gold" version allows to create your own maps and other several options which were locked in the free"silver" version.

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Developer's original description available here
Hero Mages is a turn-based tactical strategy fantasy game that combines the fun of role playing games (RPGs) with competitive and cooperative cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. Designed and developed by a single individual driven to share his passion for gaming with the world, Hero Mages also blends the best elements of tabletop miniature and collectible card games.

***GAME PLAY***

Hero Mages is played from a top-down perspective allowing the player full visibility over the battlefield. Each player commands a party of three fantasy heroes, including a powerful mage. Equipped with a set of dice and a hand of cards representing magical spells, players take turns commanding their party of heroes. With the power to unleash the wrath of the elements, summon heinous creatures, and manipulate the world itself, the player's mage is their ultimate hero as they leverage skill, politics, and luck to eliminate their enemies and emerge victorious!

***GAME FEATURES***

>Multiplayer: Cross-platform, real-time, and asynchronous turn-based multiplayer are supported! Play free for all, team, and cooperative games with up to 8 players or computer opponents per game from all over the world via web, Android, and iOS!
>Six tutorial campaign missions entertain your sense of fantasy RPG humor as the precocious characters of Papillion teach you how to play this simple yet compelling game
>Over 80 diverse spells and abilities offer limitless opportunities for creative strategies and intense, climatic struggles
>6 unique playable character classes to build your offline and multiplayer battle party (Sorceress, Fighter Mage, Warrior, Paladin, Rogue, & Bard)
>Expand your playable character roster and create custom levels via In-App purchases
>Play on any screen! Hero Mages will automatically adapt to fill the screen of your phone, tablet, or computer window, including Sony dual screen tablets!
>Robust multiplayer statistics tracking and leaderboards
>Rejoin Live Games – Spectate live games or rejoin a game if you lose your connection

***GOLD VS SILVER EDITION***

Hero Mages Silver is a FREE app that includes the tutorial campaign and multiplayer. For $2.99, Gold edition adds two offline single player skirmish modes:
>Quick Battle – Pits the player in a randomly generated battle against computer.
>Custom Battle – Allows you to create custom battle scenarios against computer

***EXPANDABLE CONTENT***

Hero Mages can be expanded with In-App purchases. Expansion content is tied to your multiplayer account so you can use it on all of your devices (including your PC) without having to repurchase. Expansion characters will work in single player once you've logged into your multiplayer account for the first time. The map editor and custom levels can currently only be used in multiplayer.

***SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS***

I am serious about my commitment to evolving this game and I take all player feedback to heart. If you have any issues with the game, please contact me before writing a negative review (I typically respond within the hour- seriously). Your positive reviews and encouragement are what keeps me motivated to continue producing quality content. Let me hear what you have to say!

***ABOUT D20STUDIOS AND CREATOR ROSS PRZYBYLSKI***

D20Studios is a one-man team: it's just me, Ross! I am a passionate indie developer seeking to bring together the best elements of collectible card games (CCGs) like Magic the Gathering, tabletop war games like Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, and role playing games (RPGs) like Hero Quest, Dungeons and Dragons, and Final Fantasy Tactics.

Hero Mages is the culmination of a vision I began nearly six years ago as a physical board game. With the support and encouragement of my friends and family, I took my passion to the digital realm to bring the characters of Papillion to life and deliver a unique game that can be instantly enjoyed on your favorite mobile device.

Thanks for checking out my game! See you on the battlefield!

Recently changed in this version

>Resolved issue with In-App purchases not showing in game, updated AIR runtime to 3.7
Version Log: http://www.heromages.com/news/versionInfo.html
Please email ross@d20studios.com before rating if you are not satisfied with your purchase so I can help :)


Comments and ratings for Hero Mages
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    by Mr B on 22/05/2014

    Great game that can be played for a quick couple of minutes, or for hours on end. The game also has lots of strategy in it to, and any MTG fans will love it, every duel is different so it has lots of replay value and will sure to be a game you keep for many years :)

  • (67)

    by Noah Sax on 26/12/2013

    Love it!

  • (67)

    by Randy Winn on 19/11/2013

    This game hits a sweet spot between simple and complex. Your party of three fantasy adventurers faces off against a party of similar strength but different composition in a sword and sorcery tactical conflict decided mostly by strategy but with a bit of luck thrown in. The randomly generated player versus computer games offer a couple dozen team combinations, so there is better than average repla

  • (67)

    by Christopher K. on 18/10/2013

    Do silver and gold editions of the game play together in multiplayer? Community always seems small, which is understandable if it's not a blend of the two, due to low number of gold vs silver downloads. If it's a blend of the two...where are some of those 50,000+ silver people for this amazing game?

  • (67)

    by francisco ponce on 26/09/2013

    Please please please allow 2 players to play on one device!!! It seems like you stopped adding stuff to the game

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    by Scott Lusk on 17/09/2013

    If u k Joe d20 games you'll like this. Good way to kill time in the bathroom...