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Pocket Heroes
Retro RPG fun with friends
By Matthew Diener 19 July 2012
Game Name: Pocket Heroes | Developer: F5 Games | Publisher: Ayopa Games | Format: iPhone | Genre: Multiplayer, RPG | Players: 1-2 | Networking: wireless (adhoc) | Version: US
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Back in the halcyon days of 16-bit RPGs, multiplayer gameplay only really existed when one player let his friend hold the controller while he went off to grab a snack.

While convenient to the primary player, this elementary form of multiplayer often left the secondary players feeling underutilised and frustrated.

Pocket Heroes evolves the genre by bringing asynchronous multiplayer to the realm of retro RPGs. While a far cry from MMORPGS like World of Warcraft, it delivers a surprising amount of fun in a tiny package.

Old school meets new school

To begin with, Pocket Heroes isn't just a single-player game. Unless you're willing to juggle two or more iOS devices, you'll be unable to progress beyond your first turn without other active players (up to a party of four) in your group.
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Summary
A fun, if simple, async RPG experience that makes you glad to have friends
RATING
7/10
 
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