Mage Gauntlet is a 16-bit action-RPG gamer’s dream come true for the iPhone

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Are you a fan of action-RPGs like The Legend of Zelda, Secret of Mana, or Chrono Trigger? Then Rocketcat Games‘ latest title, Mage Gauntlet, is a game that you should seriously consider picking up for your iPhone.

Mage Gauntlet has you playing as Lexi, who was born with a curse that denies her of being able to cast magic. Seeing as everyone and their pet goldfish can use magic, this is something of a hindrance to her. Regardless of that, Lexi still tries to become a Mage and seeks the help of the legendary wizard, Whitebeard, who gives her an item known as the Mage Gauntlet, which allows her to the ability to cast spells.

The game oozes with 16-bit goodness, which has been the trademark graphical choice for Rocketcat’s library of games. If you grew up playing the SNES, then you’ll instantly love how the game looks and feels. The game’s combat system is easy to pick up and play as Lexi attacks, dodges, and casts magic spells with simple on-screen commands.

For $1.99, this game has a massive amount of content: 84 levels, 110 hats, 19 pets, and a variety of equipment you can customize Lexi with to fit your playing style. Mage Gauntlet also injects a healthy amount of humor into its “save the world” story that will keep you entertained for hours. Old-school action-RPG fans need to pick this game up immediately.

Mage Gauntlet ($1.99) – [iTunes Link]

[Update: Thanks to commenter “Thisisit” for reminding me Chrono Trigger was a turn-based RPG.]

  • Thisisit

    Chrono Trigger isn’t an action RPG.

    • Daniel Perez

      Crap! I forgot it was turn-based. Sorry about that!

  • Jonz0r

    Mage gauntlet has the same animation when a boss is defeated as Secret of Mana! Also, you can replace Chrono Trigger with Secret of Evermore which was another great SNES game in the same vein as SoM.

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