Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Remember the days when 8-bit graphics ruled the game world? If you find yourself longing for these nostalgic games, you’re in luck. Wizardous: An Apprentice’s Betrayal, developed by Broken Crayon Games, is an 8-bit story-based puzzle game that is nothing short of magical.
Concept and Functionality:
The introduction sets the scene by showing the old wizard together with his trusted apprentice. However, as time goes on, the apprentice ultimately betrays the wizard and casts him into his own castle which protects the ancient magical relic, the Eternal Fire.
In the game, you take on the role of the wizard and navigate your way through a variety of mazes using on-screen navigation. In order to get the key to unlock the door leading to the next game, you must secure all the orbs in each level.
When you start off, the task isn’t very hard. The levels only require you to collect three or four orbs before the key is revealed. However, as the game goes on, sometimes seven or eight orbs need to be obtained, and various obstacles such as alternating spikes add to the challenge and fun.
There are many twists and turns in the game, and every step you make counts – one step too much, and you might fall into a bed of nails. What’s great is that the controls are easy to understand – navigate left or right or jump to reach higher places. The helpful on-screen instructions make it so that anyone can pick up the game, start playing and have a good time.
As a huge fan of 8-bit design, Wizardous is a retro mobile game of my dreams. For this type of game, the music manages to carry with it an intensity that lasts throughout the whole game. Though simple, the graphics are charming and add to the appeal of the game.
Based on the subtle tricks and movements that need to be made, each puzzle n Wizardous has been designed and thought through diligently. None of the levels are impossible, but they will definitely challenge your patience the higher up you go.
Though not a pressing issue, it would be helpful to have the ability to configure the on-screen controls. The buttons are big, however, there’s no feedback when pressed, which makes it a little confusing to tell whether or not you’ve pressed the button to jump or move laterally.
Nevertheless, Wizardous really is a great game. It’s a beautiful combination of nostalgic graphics and solid strategic game play that is bundled together with a rather compelling story that continues after every couple of levels.
There are a lot of levels to go through, so if you’re worried about paying for this app, don’t be. Wizardous guarantees hours of entertainment, and the time that was put into making this game happen is very evident. Yes, there are still a couple of rudimentary app features such as the pre-loaded images and the on-screen buttons, but there’s nothing about them that takes away from the game.
Overall, I highly recommend Wizardous. This game makes you think and keeps you on your toes. Wizardous is a fun blast from the past, and it’s certainly worth checking out.
Wizardous requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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