Korean publisher Nexon has launched the highly anticipated mobile adaptation of its PC MMORPG MapleStory. MapleStory M has adopted the look and feel of the original PC game while adding a number of features for the mobile version of the game.
Players that want to journey into the world of Maple will have the option of choosing between five classes:
- Dark Knight
- Bow Master
- Night Lord
As they advance they will unlock more skills and players will quickly find that they have enough skill points to unlock and upgrade every one of their abilities before the next tier of skills becomes available.
The game features story related quests that players can do in the game’s shared 2D world as well as instanced dungeons that offer both single player and co-op content. The dungeons include a boss rush mode, daily content, and a co-op mode that has each player trying to defend his or her own lane from an onslaught of monsters. The world itself will feel instantly familiar to those that have spent time playing MapleStory as both the locations and monsters are taken from the PC MMORPG.
MapleStory M’s most divisive feature is auto-mode. By default the AI will automatically complete quests for players, handling all of the path-finding and monster slaying. Players looking to grind for experience or mesos (basic currency) can choose to take advantage of the game’s auto-battle feature, which has the AI handle combat. Auto-battle is limited to 2 hours per day but can be extended with single use items that can be purchased or acquired through quests and achievements.
For more information on the game, take a look at Android Sloth’s MapleStory M impressions.
MapleStory M originally launched in Korea before being soft launched in Canada, Australia and select other regions earlier this year.
In the past year Nexon has been trimming its mobile catalog as well as launching new games. While it launched MOE, Returners, and Darkness Rises, the publisher has also moved to shut down Titanfall: Assault, Mabinogi Duel, and transferred control of Fantasy War Tactics R to another company. Currently the company has multiple games in their soft launch phases, including MapleStory Blitz, MARVEL Battle Lines, and Power Rangers: All Stars.
MapleStory M is free and contains in app purchases. Here’s a trailer with a look at the game:
Interested? Check out the new RPG on Google Play.