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Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

by HeroCraft Ltd
Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

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What's new in version 1.13.47
  • Minor bugs fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004R1D7A8
  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,853 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Legendary indirect control strategy totally adapted for Android
  • 10 types of heroes with dozens of statistics, weapons and armour
  • A dozen types of monsters
  • Several dozen spells
  • 30 upgradeable building types
  • 16 scenario missions
  • 3 difficulty levels
  • About 100 game achievements
  • Skirmish Mode

Product Description
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
Defend your castle from pillaging skeletons

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim is a vast, magical world which honors you with the crown of a tiny fairytale kingdom. When you become the head of the country through a tragic rodent-related accident, all responsibility for the land's prosperity rests on your royal shoulders. Fight various enemies and monsters to protect your realm, explore new territories, manage economic and scientific developments, solve unusual problems, and take on unexpected tasks in this creative twist on a real-time strategy game.

Your Decisions Shape the Kingdom

What will you do when all the gold in the kingdom transforms into cookies? How will you bring back the trolls who robbed caravans, yet whose disappearance puts heroes out of business and ruins the economy? You succeed by completing specific objectives with each new level, but there's more than one road to success. For example, choose to wipe out all of the goblins in the immediate area, or employ a necromancer to resurrect the slain rats and keep the hungry goblins happy.

Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim
Protect your realm with creative solutions
Your Heroes for Hire

Rather than existing under your direct control, Majesty's denizens live their own lives and decide for themselves what to do at any moment. However, your heroes willingly assist you when they receive bounties and rewards for their daring deeds. From valiant warriors to warlike barbarians, powerful wizards to grim necromancers, and industrious dwarves to skillful elves, and many others, your heroes improve their skills and talents as they earn rewards and cash for new equipment, weapons, and magical elixirs.

From Tiny Castle to Massive Kingdom

Create a variety of buildings, including a warrior's guild, wizard's guild, and a marketplace; then develop each structure for stronger heroes and more powerful spells, as well as more money-making opportunities and new defensive structures. Spend your money wisely and build up the right kind of defenses for each level without going bankrupt or getting overrun by monsters. Beware of corruption among your citizens; as your realm enjoys a rather urban-like sprawl, monsters may appear within your own borders--possibly at the whim of your denizens, themselves.

Product Reviews

"Gamers looking for a robust strategy game to play on the go need look no further than Majesty Fantasy Kingdom Sim. With multiple ways to complete each level, and online leaderboards, you'll find yourself playing each level over and over in an effort to get a better score. Just remember, it's easy to get wrapped up in this game." - Michael Kurz, App Rundown

"The sound quality is up there, with a full soundtrack and more. Really matches the gameplay and adds to the ambiance. Overall, the game is great. Some extra added features, like skirmish and multiplayer, would bring this game to the top of the RTS list. 9/10." - Jay Booshay, What's Good Blog

PLEASE NOTE: This app lets you purchase digital content using actual money. You can configure parental controls for in-app purchases, which will require your Amazon account password or a 4-digit PIN, by going to the Settings menu from within the Amazon Appstore.

Technical Details

  • Size: 26.9MB
  • Version: 1.13.47
  • Developed By: HeroCraft Ltd
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 4 minutes

Customer Reviews

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97 of 100 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Faithful port, fun but short March 23, 2011
By int19h
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IMPORTANT UPDATE! According to game devs (from Paradox forums): "Guys, sanbox/skirmish is planned for next version (hopefully Q3 or so, although can't really promise anything about time). There will be an add-on with more missions, too." It's not clear if they mean to release it as update to this, or as a separate app for purchase, though.

TL;DR version:
If you loved Majesty on PC, absolutely buy this. It's like half of the original game for $2, on your Android device.

For those who don't know what Majesty is (if you do, read below!):

This game is a remake of a PC game from 2002 - "Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim", a cult classic in a very rare "indirect control strategy" genre. I suggest that you read the Wikipedia article on that [...]as practically everything said there applies to this game as well.

To sum it up in a few words. Imagine your typical monster-bashing action-RPG game, where you as a hero delve into dungeons, raid lairs, and do simple "find and kill or fetch" quests, gaining XP and buying armor and weapons as you progress. Got the picture? Now, have you ever thought what the ruler of the kingdom where your exploits take place thinks of all this? That's the role you'll be taking in Majesty!

Overall this looks like an RTS where you build a "base" centered around your castle, with most important buildings being hero guilds, where you hire heroes. Now here comes the catch - you can click on a hero and see what he's like and what's on his mind, but you can't tell him what to do. He's a free adventurer. He has a unique name, hit points, and stats; he earns XP for kills and various class-specific performances and gets levels (and better stats!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish more Android Apps were like this... May 16, 2011
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Majesty, for those who don't know, is a cult classic real-time strategy game for the PC in which you play the role of a king. The twist of the game is that you never directly control your units; instead, you provide them with the equipment and upgrades they need to survive and then offer bounties for exploration or for combat. The result is an addictive simulation-style strategy game that has been ported very nicely to the Android platform.

Majesty for Android is a slimmed-down and streamlined version of the PC game, and it's only going to be an amusing diversion for those who have played the original. But first-timers are likely to find themselves addicted to this game. Each mission requires about a half an hour to play (or longer, if you haven't mastered the basics), and while none of them are particularly challenging, there's a lot of replay value since certain actions award you higher scores, and missions play differently depending upon the types of units you construct.

The production values are extremely high, and the cutesy cartoon graphics, excellent soundtrack and smooth interface are all impressive. In some ways, I prefer the style to the PC original, and that's a big compliment considering the fact that phone-based ports of existing games are rarely flattering.

My only gripe is that the game goes out of its way to be unhelpful in telling you how to play it. If you're not familiar with the original game, you'll spend a lot of time in trial and error, and it's still not entirely clear to me how the point system works. If you want gold medals, you generally have to fulfill some secret objective hinted at by the mission objectives (which may or may not mean a speed-run).
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30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Amazon has the outdated/old version November 14, 2011
This game is great, but you may want to buy it elsewhere. At the time of writing this review, the most current version for this game is 1.12.19, which was released on Android Market on November 10, 2011. Amazon has version 1.10.10, which was released back in August and has not been updated since then. Since I bought this app from Android Market in October, I have received two updates from Android Market. If you buy it from Amazon AppStore, Android Market will not update the game to its the most current version for you, and you will be stuck with an old version.

In fact, that is a serious problem with Amazon AppStore: too many of its apps are outdated and never receive updates. Amazon AppStore rarely receive app updates like Android Market frequently does. I have already stopped buying apps from Amazon unless the apps are expensive and 50-percent off. Otherwise, I only use Amazon AppStore for one reason: to grab the daily freebies. I recommend you do the same until Amazon decides to keep their apps up-to-date.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great on G Tablet March 24, 2011
Rins like a champ on the G Tablet, full screen, no issues. Bit short but the latest patch added lvls and more are coming! Recommended for any strategy/sim fan.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
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Majesty is a *very* simple rpg, with a touch of tower defense thrown in. It is closest in gameplay to any pc game among the 50 or so aps I have downloaded. That said, it is a very simple game: you start with a castle and build additional buildings which enable the purchase of warriors, healers, scouts, armour and weapons. Where it differs from every rpg I have played (and really, I would say makes it not truly a rpg) is that you are not playing as a hero, or even leading a team. You are setting up a town. In that sense it is almost more like a sim game. Whatever you call it, there is more depth, better graphics than you get with just about any android game which is out right now. I will echo what many others have said; it could use some more levels. However it is $2, not 20, so it is hard to complain. I have no complaints and feel like I got what I paid for.

I will add that it works without a problem of any sort on the archos 70. I did have to use taskill to close some things running in the background once I was past the first few missions. But it did not throw up a fatal exception force close. it seems to be better written/ coded than the vast majority of android apps.

The one caveat is that it has just a few levels; 6-8 (as others have mentioned). I do not see this as a real issue. It is not like a trial version (where you get 1 or 2 levels, it just is not very long). You definitely get your $2 worth! A great game for what it costs. I hope they expand it, add more levels. I would be willing to pay for add-ons, as this is a *very* reasonably priced game, a good value for the quality, entertainment value.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars please update the game
I got the game and it didn't work it just said it stoped working=( or it freezes plz update the game
Published 1 month ago by Jayne
1.0 out of 5 stars review for version not game
I'm on a nvidia shield, crashes every time. Sad because the game is soooo good. Devs need to patch this issue.
Published 2 months ago by f. lastname
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique real time strategy game
Very interesting real time strategy game with unique gameplay mechanics. Lots of fun and great amount of content so it takes time to get used to and it is very rewarding. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Sam
4.0 out of 5 stars THE REVIEWER
Published 9 months ago by RaGe fiRe
1.0 out of 5 stars Crashes
All it does is crash. I've uninstalled and reinstalled it 3x with no results. Can't get past the putting the name in. Wasted my .99 cents. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Chaquita
2.0 out of 5 stars great game loaded with ads
Love this game I've played it for years on the PC and when I saw the app here I was the excited. But my excitement was short lived. Read more
Published 12 months ago by P. Hay
4.0 out of 5 stars great old game
If you played majesty on the PC then you'll love this. If you liked another android game called dungeon Village and you'll probably like majesty. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jack Clelland
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Old School
This game has a great old school feel to it. Its very addicting at what it does and that's protecting base and destroying enemy bases.
Published 13 months ago by Jey585
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice adaptation from PC
I vaguely remembered playing the game of the same name on the PC a decade or so ago, saw the $0.99 Android version pop-up in a list of recommendations while I was away visiting... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Christopher K. Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars fun but that one level
I got it for my kindle and its worth your money but I cant pass the level where you have to protect the trolls from the spiders
Published 16 months ago by nic
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