Max Power Adventures: iPhone Written App Review
Max Power is the most amazing hero and super star alive. At least, Max Power sure seems to think so. In the new Max Power Adventures RPG iPhone app, you’ll embark on a journey of (almost) epic proportions, as you lead a rag-tag rabble of heroes on a comedy-filled journey to save Princess Ceksie from Mr. Evil. Luckily, this title from Max Power Studios doesn’t take itself to serious. However, we are going to take a serious look at the merits of this story-driven RPG saga.
The Max Power Adventures iPhone app is a story-heavy RPG where you control one would-be hero (that’d be Max) and bands of warriors, clerics, archers, ninjas and more through 15 levels of RPG fun. In my opinion, this game is a little too story-centric. It takes a lot of time to wade through the intro and build up. However, if you’re a seasoned RPGer who knows their way around an app, you can choose to play the game in a slightly less instruction-heavy mode. Thank goodness.
Once you’re rolling, Max Power Adventures focuses mostly around navigating boards for missions, boosting your team’s firepower and skills through an intricate leveling system and generally kicking some bad-guy tail.
However, despite my complaint about the app being story-heavy, you will want to pay attention to the game’s juvenile take on witty repartee. For example, the game’s first real non-tutorial mission is against a village full of n00bs. You can see where I’m going with this. One sly “all your base are belong to me” later, and it’s on. Max Power Adventures is definitely a game designed for the young, or at least young at heart, who appreciate a heavy dose of goofy gamer humor.
Layout & Design:
As for design, the Max Power Adventures app rocks a highly stylized set of graphics. It’s not the most advanced work I’ve ever seen, but its cartoon clarity and simplicity is really rather pleasing.
I did run into a few issues while I was trying to take my moves. Sometimes when I was trying to click an action, the app would think I was exciting the menu and move my pieces back to their original spots. It was pretty frustrating. I also had a lot of trouble long-holding on attack keys to see what they did. Otherwise, the game is laid out logically, as long as you’re not afraid of clicking around to get a good feel for some of the game’s more confusing interfaces.
For $2.99, you can add Max Power Adventures to your action, RPG app repertoire. This app does pack hours of gameplay, and has an extensive series of upgrades and collectable loot and gear. Max Power Adventures could use a few tweaks, and some interface improvement. I played the game on an up-to-date iPhone 4 and had a few touch unresponsive related issues. But it’s still a lot of fun, and pretty appropriate for a wide range of players. Check it out if you want to giggle while you get your RPG on.
Max Power Adventures iPhone app requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
The iPhone App Review’s rating: