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Nimble Quest

For: iPad   Also on: Android, iPhone

Republic of Conga

Product: Nimble Quest | Developer: NimbleBit | Publisher: NimbleBit | Format: iPad | Genre: Action | Players: 1 | Version: Europe
 
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Nimble Quest is a break from the simple, addictive simulators that NimbleBit has been peddling in recent times. Gone are the cute bitizens, replaced with sprites that wouldn't look out of place in a SNES-era RPG.

There's more actual gameplay here, too, with a core mechanic that harks back to the early days of mobile phone gaming. Nimble Quest won't lure you in in the same way as earlier titles, but if you don't mind something a little quicker and a little more immediate, you won't be disappointed.

A train across the floor

The game is a mix of Snake, a top-down arcade shooter, and a simple RPG. You pick one or more characters and lead them through a set of levels, smiting bad guys, recruiting new heroes, and collecting loot as you go.

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IAPs explained
There are a variety of IAPs that can give you a leg up in the game. Firstly, there are characters, which can be bought for 69p each rather than unlocked through play.

£2.99 unlocks red gems, which are worth much more than the standard gems you're collecting to begin with. You can also buy packs of gems.

Then, there are tokens, which you can use to buy extra lives, add heroes to the start of your run, or use special powers that last for one turn.

There's nothing compelling you to buy gems or tokens, but if you choose to, the packs range from 69p to £13.99.
Hit the edge of one of these arenas or crash into a foe before you kill it with your weapons and it's Game Over. You'll also die if you manage to curl your conga of heroes back in on itself. You can add knights, rangers, bomb making scientists, and undead skeletons to your ranks as you play.

You control your heroes by swiping in the direction you want them to turn. They'll walk forwards no matter what's in their way, so it's up to you to make sure they're not heading in the wrong direction.

Vanquished foes sometimes drop buffs that offer a variety of boosts. One makes you attack harder and faster, another shields the character at the front of your troupe, and a third magnetises you, dragging in gems dropped around the level.

Vision quest

Those gems can be spent in a shop to increase the potency of the power-ups you find. There are 15 different heroes to unlock, each offering its own mix of skills. Some are tough melee experts who work better at the front of your line, while others are more flimsy but deal better damage at range.

Nimble Quest is an entertaining little game, and while it doesn't have the occasionally forced longevity of its forebears it offers gamers an arcade thrill that's been lacking in NimbleBit's output thus far.

There's the same aura of sweet simplicity here, too, but there are points to chase, scores to set in an Arena mode, and a little more tangible fun.


 
Nimble Quest
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Harry Slater | 28 March 2013
It doesn't have the same laid-back attitude as its stablemates, but Nimble Quest is all the more entertaining for that
 
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SpiraX | 15:32 - 1 April 2013
Not wanting to rehash but this game out of 10:
IAP -5
Originality - 6
Bugs -1
Repetition (Starting on the same level each time... Please Why!!! ) - 5
Graphics +4
D&D +5
Control system (Cloned - 2) + 4
Total = -4

Who rights these reviews anyway? Do they play the game or any other games? Most reviews are in such a positive frame that it begs the question of paid advertising

Over all a "nice" clone. Becomes exceptionally boring after two walkthroughs, wallet still full and smiling ;)
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Eriatarka | 18:58 - 28 March 2013
I thought this was terrible, and represents everything bad about fermium. The IAP is absolutely everywhere, with multiple things to buy on every screen, and the worst kind of pay-to-win (pay to continue after death! pay to buy things to stop you dying!). Its also a rip-off of Call of Snakes, which is a much better game.

Deleted it after about 15 minutes, this is a 4/10 at best.
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EddieP | 10:11 - 28 March 2013
No mention of this being a clone of "Call of Snake"?
 
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