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Hero Mages

by D20Studios, LLC
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Price: $2.99
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What's new in version 1.8.3
  • Many bug fixes and improvements to async gameplay in this version! See log for full details:

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007T966K8
  • Release Date: April 11, 2012
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,470 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Cross-platform Multiplayer - Play free for all, team, and cooperative games with up to 8 players or computer opponents via web, Android, and iOS!
  • Realtime and Asynchronous multiplayer support. Get turn notifications via email
  • Six campaign missions entertain your sense of fantasy RPG humor as the precocious characters of Papillion teach you how to play this simple yet compelling game
  • Over 80 diverse spells and abilities offer limitless opportunities for creative strategies and intense, climatic struggles
  • 6 unique playable character classes to build your offline and multiplayer battle party (Sorceress, Fighter Mage, Warrior, Paladin, Rogue, and Bard) as well as special characters encountered in the single player campaign and used by the computer.
  • Expand your playable character roster and create custom levels via In-App purchases
  • Quick Battle - An offline, single player mode that pits the player in a randomly generated battle against the computer.
  • Custom Battle - An offline, single player mode that allows you to create custom battle scenarios against the computer
  • Robust multiplayer statistics tracking and leaderboards
  • Play on any screen! Hero Mages will automatically adapt to fill the screen of your phone or tablet!

Product Description

Hero Mages is a turn-based tactical strategy fantasy game that combines the fun of role playing games (RPGs) with competitive and cooperative cross-platform multiplayer gameplay. Designed and developed by a single individual driven to share his passion for gaming with the world, Hero Mages also blends the best elements of tabletop miniature and collectible card games.

Hero Mages is played from a top-down perspective allowing the player full visibility over the battlefield. Each player commands a party of three fantasy heroes, including a powerful mage. Equipped with a set of dice and a hand of cards representing magical spells, players take turns commanding their party of heroes. With the power to unleash the wrath of the elements, summon heinous creatures, and manipulate the world itself, the player's mage is their ultimate hero as they leverage skill, politics, and luck to eliminate their enemies and emerge victorious!

Technical Details

Size: 17.8MB
Version: 1.8.3
Developed By: D20Studios, LLC
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Minimum Operating System: Android 2.2
Approximate Download Time: Less than 3 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars it's a great concept, but... September 22, 2012
the gameplay is slow at best, and non-existent at worst. this really should have been a free game, and AI opponents included in the paid version.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Game Play:

This is a role playing fantasy card game that can be played in a single player mode against the AI or multiplayer mode against other opponents via the web and across multiple playing platforms. You can even use email to communicate to the other players within the game. Pressing play gives you the opportunity to see a tutorial, have a quick battle or to play a customized single player battle.

Game play involves a lot of reading and beware that the text font is very small on the Kindle Fire. I cannot imagine what it would be like on a smaller smart device. You are also looking down from the top onto the heads of the people and it is hard to distinguish who is who. There is a hint button in the upper LH side of the board and you will need it to learn the game in the tutorial mode.

Game manual takes you to the developer's web site to view the rules and allow access to app purchasing sites, social networks, news and announcements. Even on the Kindle Fire the text was very small on the instructions but it could be zoomed and panned because you are viewing it on the web. You play the game on a board of an 11 by 13 matrix and the deck of cards represents the power of magic.

Each player is dealt 7 cards and is in command of a unit consisting of 3 people which are a Mage and 2 guardians. Mages has the greatest power in the unit and they feature four un-lockable powers and they are the only member of the unit that can cast spells. The spells are powerful magical acts that can increase your unit's strength, create other units made up of creatures, call upon the elements or change the battlefield all in the effort to destroy your enemy.

The instructions are lengthy and detailed and they will take you a long time to read and learn them.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars online only game, no story mode September 22, 2012
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It's basically a multiplayer online only game. I though and had hoped there was a single player story mode but there isn't. Not my kind of game.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be your own judge.... September 22, 2012
By Trasd
I have been playing HM off and on for a year or so and I love the game - don't believe the bad reviews, don't believe the good reviews; judge for yourself. But, as it is the FAotD, do yourself a favor and get it. If you missed the free app of the day, download the trial. The app is worth every penny.

What to expect: Expect to use your brain! HM is a tactical game more akin to Chess than Space Invaders. Expect great support and an active, involved community. Expect to spend hours discovering the nuisance of the game.

What not to expect: Don't expect a fast-paced finger exercise. HM is not a shoot-um-up arcade game; think Chess and Risk combined.

Either this game is for you, or it is not. Personally, I love it. The game is finished! Just because you have to purchase add-ons (for now, the developer is looking at alternatives) to help support development, doesn't mean the game deserves a bad review - the developer is upfront about this process and he even explains why. So, put in a little effort before discounting the game as a typical money grab; it is not. One of the highest rated players on the Leaderboards plays without ever having made a purchase (last I checked) and he's been playing for years. I have all of the packs myself, more to help support the developer than any other reason, though I do play with add-on heroes.

BTW, I am not affiliated with the developer what-so-ever, I am just a devoted fan. Check the HM web site for my posts and you will see (user name Trasd, same as Amazon).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars too laggy September 22, 2012
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well, it showed promise, but after just a couple minutes on my Evo3D it was just too slow and laggy to be enjoyable. maybe if they can speed up the interface it'll work better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars glitches, glitches, glitches September 22, 2012
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its terrible, I can't even start to play because the menu doesn't even show up. its just bad bad bad don't even download it
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Addicting December 5, 2012
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Can't stop playing! Its like a blend of Magic, Diablo, and Dungeons and Dragons. I love playing with the different characters and exploring the abilities. Gave it a four because it freezes my kindle far too often.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but has balance issues September 22, 2012
By Daerbon
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This game is relatively similar to Fire Emblem and Gladius in some respects. The magic system is fun and most spells are actually useful. However, there is no limit to the distance at which ranged abilities can be used, making units like the bard and the rogue tremendously powerful compared to the warrior. Bards can give allies an absurd number of attacks and higher attack strength (larger dice rolls) from across the map. Only line of sight limits ranged abilities.
Another problem is that the game is deceptive about what characters are available for the human to play as. Apparently, some characters can only be unlocked by competing on the online multiplayer leaderboard. This may be a turnoff to those who lack Internet access or dislike online multiplayer.
As the free app of the day, this is probably worth a download. If you pay more than $0.99 for this app, you may be disappointed.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
It was fun.
Published 11 months ago by Christopher
3.0 out of 5 stars Really Complicated for a Phone
This game is really too complicated to be played easily on a phone. It would be a good game for play on a PC.
Published on February 14, 2013 by Ozzie - Amazon
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
I really liked the game but it was a challenege for the size of the screen I have. I do intend on playing again in the future though. Read more
Published on February 13, 2013 by p
1.0 out of 5 stars Hard to Play
I got this game because it was free, but it doesn't make any sense. I've only played it once and I didn't like it.
Published on January 24, 2013 by Ladysuki1289
1.0 out of 5 stars Already Deleted
I couldn't get through the training which I thought was boring and tedious. I also didn't realize this was more of an online game.
Published on December 13, 2012 by Selena
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
Once you get the game play fundamentals, this game can offer a lot of replay value. I wish the maps were bigger
Published on December 12, 2012 by DmC
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun to play
I'm giving this product 4 stars, not because of any quirks the game has, it's just not my type of game. Read more
Published on December 11, 2012 by Bruce V Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Graphics
Challenging! Like a lot of games loses clarity on Kindle! Still fun to play and enjoy! Very easy to follow!
Published on December 9, 2012 by Barbarian
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
Good graphics and concept I guess. I played for a little while and then removed. It's not my kind of game, maybe you will enjoy it.
Published on December 6, 2012 by Mad dad
5.0 out of 5 stars Mages!!!!!!!
Hero Mages is a fun game where you battle against your opponents which can be different monsters and fight them with spells and other powers.
Published on November 22, 2012 by king runner
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