A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
Ease of Play
The main gameplay is simplicity at its finest, able to be played with just a single thumb. The controls feel fluid and natural. There’s a little more complexity in managing the loot gathered from each adventure, and the difficulty level can be increased to potentially earn better gear.
Violence & Scariness
Violence is key to the gameplay, with players hacking and slashing their way through multiple castles filled with a variety of creatures. Players use an arsenal of different fantasy weapons and magical skills to defeat foes. The game has a cartoonish art direction and humor, with no blood or gore.
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There's an online chat that, while censored, could still expose younger players to potentially offensive conversations.
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Products & Purchases
While there’s a fair amount of progress that can be made without buying anything, there’s also a lot of ways the game tries to entice players to spend money. This ranges from cosmetic items like player icons and pets to keys and energy that let players progress faster to special and unique weapons and armor.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a free-to-play, action/adventure role-playing game available for download on iOS and Android-based mobile devices. The game's a dungeon crawler in which players use fantasy weapons and magical abilities to fight their way through small castles to gain gold and new, more powerful items. The controls are extremely simple to pick up and play, with most of the game playable with simply one thumb. The cartoonish style and humor are lighthearted, with no blood or graphic violence -- just flashy onscreen effects. There are some heavy commercial elements, pushing players to spend money on various items in the shop and to watch ads for extra bonuses. Although the game itself has no profanity or graphic content, there's an online chat that, while censored, could still expose younger players to potentially offensive language or conversations. Under the CCPA law you have the right to protect your personal information. Make a Do Not Sell request to The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot.
Is It Any Good?
There's no shortage of role-playing games that focus on deep story with constant plot twists and rich character development. The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot isn't one of these games. As the title suggests, this adventure is all about one thing: loot. The game's a cyclical chase for bigger and better gear, with players making runs through short dungeons (or in this case, flying castles), hacking, slashing, and magicking through swarms of creatures ranging from angry chickens to fiery demons and everything in-between. At the end of each stage, you sort through your hard-earned treasures, upgrade your gear, and head out to do it all over again. Although that might seem to get a bit old after a while, the game manages to hit the right balance to keep feeling fresh.
The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, in a nutshell, just feels fun to play. The simple controls are fluid and surprisingly effective. Moving, dodging, and attacking take nothing more than a flick of your thumb. Each stage is just long enough to provide good challenge and exploration, but just short enough to keep the pace of the action constant. If there's one problem the game really suffers from, it's the usual pitfalls of the free-to-play paywalls. To get the most out of the game, you really need to pick up things like the "Epic Pass," which rewards players with new missions to accomplish and extra rewards for doing so. There are also paid passes for everything from extra gold to much needed energy, which can start to add up pretty quick, especially for a "free" game. Admittedly, you can still make a good bit of progress without ever spending money in the shop, but it can sometimes feel like you're missing out.
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