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Ascent Of Kings

by Nostatic Software
Rated: Guidance Suggested
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

Price: $1.49
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.8
  • Added GameCircle achievements.

Product Details

  • Release Date: March 5, 2013
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,931 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Classic adventure-platformer gameplay.
  • Explore and encounter strange creatures - some harmless, some not.
  • Navigate dangerous passages and evade deadly traps.
  • Seek out elemental shrines and receive upgraded abilities.

Product Description

The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers turn out to be the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer is up to you.

Technical Details

  • Size: 14.6MB
  • Version: 1.8
  • Developed By: Nostatic Software
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
    • Access information about networks
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.0.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
43 of 50 people found the following review helpful
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Device Tested: Kindle Fire HD 7"

This is an okay game. It's a simple quest style platformer game, and it seems to have a pretty decent story in my opinion. And with no permissions and only a handful of reviews so far, I thought it'd be worth the time to check it out.

Here's my assessment so far:

- As the title says, the graphics are mediocre. They're very pixelated, sort of like Super Mario Brothers, only SMB had a better drawing style to it. This game seems to have a pretty poor drawing style. Don't get me wrong, it's decent enough that you can tell what everything is for the most part - except in the very beginning, where the cow you're supposed to feed looks like a giant green blob. That being said, they still could be better.

- The controls are fairly decent for the most part. They take a bit getting used to,and they're kinda small (Phone owners, this game definitely won't be for you). However, once you get the hang of how to move and jump, it's easier. The only other thing I have to say is that the response time could be improved.

- The sounds are decent. Once again, you'll be reminded of Super Mario Brothers when you jump, because the sound is similar if not identical to the sound that Mario makes when he jumps. That might get a little annoying, but then that's what the volume control on your device is for. The music is bearable, but not all that great.

- The storyline is pretty cool, and I've found that by tapping the screen, the dialogue bubbles can be sped up. The dialogue itself isn't very original, but it doesn't drag on and is kind of helpful at times.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great retro game, needs more levels/bosses August 5, 2013
The graphics of Ascent of Kings reminds me of the Atari 2600 games. The 8-bit graphics do a great job of creating an environment where you can experience the side scrolling adventure while jumping, running & swimming to avoid obstacles. You are the youngest of four brothers and your goal is to become king. It is a great retro game, but unless you are a very young child, there is no real replay ability. This is a problem since the game does not have many levels. If the dev could add some, or maybe a few bosses, this would be a lot better.

I have not seen any permissions listed, so it appears to be permission free. Based on that idea alone, the game instantly gets 2 stars. I'm giving it another star because the game is fun, especially for Atari and other retro game-lovers. However, it does not last long enough to really be much of a challenge - especially since even the later levels are not that hard. For those using a phone, the controls are FAR too small.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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I like the retro feel of this game, much like the Atari-era games I played when I was much younger. The music isn't fantastic, but it isn't bad either; sort of reminds me of Led Zeppelin or The Who (I can't remember which is which).

While the storyline and the graphics are reminiscent of the dawning of personal gaming systems, the controller - especially the 'D' pad on the left - is still too small and seriously lacks responsiveness. Sadly, this means that climbing and crossing the vines becomes a frustrating, tiresome chore that will probably leave many people dissatisfied and even quitting the game altogether.

There are no permissions! *THANK YOU* to the developer!

There are also no instructions or tutorials, but honestly this game doesn't really need it. But as a recommendation to the developer, one of the main things a game did back then was name and introduce the different friends and enemies.

The game isn't too bad, but the controls are. Is it worth $1.49? Maybe. Maybe not. Had I paid $1.49, I might be a little disappointed. On the other hand, if it keeps my 9-year-old son happy on a long drive to the beach then it might be a worthwhile purchase.
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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid little platformer May 1, 2013
By Clodia
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My 4 year old son really enjoys playing this game. It's not very hard, but he goes back to playing it again and again, and he loves the satisfaction of beating it himself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Retro Platformer reminds me of Seiklus September 11, 2013
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Lots of fun with platforming and exploration elements. A little silly. Reminds me of one of my favorite games of all time, Seiklus.
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23 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very fun, but short. March 13, 2013
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This game is amazing but it is very short. Perhaps add a sky area or a boss. This game has so much potential that I can't stand it being so short.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars short but satisfying August 5, 2013
By eoaa
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Played on my HTC One.

A short but satisfying little game. Graphic sprites reminiscent of x86 days.

Mechanics and controls are solid with good levelling up of basic skills, and a simple but coherent story line.

At no time is there a risk of death as you simply respawn prior to whatever killed you, but given that this is a mobile game, you wouldn't want the frustration of perma-death when once in a while your finger will inevitably become misaligned with the virtual d-pad on screen. I did not have more control issues then you would usually expect with on screen d-pads such as this.

Took me around just over 1.5 hours for 100% completion, and that's with finishing the main story then running laps of the whole game to collect all the lesser shrines.

My only complaint will is that there is no reward for 100% completion, just a reset of your progress.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not recommended.
Published 2 months ago by Joann
2.0 out of 5 stars Control trouble on tablet
FAOTD on 1st gen KF. The only thing that bothered me were the controls. I've played a number of other games with the same set up and didn't have near the difficulty I did with this... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Reny
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
I think the game was a bit fun the gates r sometimes hard to get to some r just hard to get altogether
Published 11 months ago by bgyhwh
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun... Once
Great game but replay value just isn't there. After you finish the quest and find the alters, there isn't much to do.
Published 12 months ago by Justin McCall
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Pretty fun. I was entertained enough to play through and go back to complete all the achievements. A fun game, easy to beat.
Published 12 months ago by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars not that bad.
Many people don't give these programmers enough credit. Yeah the graphics army great, but if you play Minecraft I would ask you not to complain. Read more
Published 13 months ago by dandeto
5.0 out of 5 stars bad reviews are wrong
I don't see how the controls are hard. Sure they are small, but as long as you have a tablet, it'll be fine. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Joyce Altamuro
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
This game comes with no obvious instructions, the graphics are very old-school. Not even my child is interested in it. It will be going in the delete file soon!
Published 13 months ago by Sharon Szruba Jones
1.0 out of 5 stars not worth 2 bits
Junk. it is not even nostalgic of the old 8bit days. it us just junk... Zork had better working graphics.
Published 13 months ago by Sollic Dragonmage
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun little game
I enjoyed the game, it was a nice diversion for a time. It doesn't take very long to beat, I think I played through the game in two evening while I was waiting for my kids to fall... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Brian Bos
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