Fans of the cult classic MapleStory franchise might find a familiar face in GAMEVIL’s hot new release, Slime Hunter: Wild Impact. While not much in way of a plot has been made public, it’s clear from gameplay footage where this MMO idle platformer gets its inspiration. Could this be the next ship for MapleStory fans to jump to now that their servers are long dead?
The most distinguishing factor Slime Hunter has going for it is it’s “captivating 2D pixel graphics” that manifest by way of adorable little chibi heroes. In addition to each of the three playable classes having uniquely cute designs, there appear to be multiple unlockable cosmetic costumes to dress up your heroes in. Costumes like shark onesies, dinosaur onesies and who knows what other onesies are in store.
Unfortunately, despite its adorable pixel art style being its main selling point, fans are vocally expressing issues with an overly-busy, cluttered UI and flashy animations taking up nearly the entire screen at times. Obviously, this presents a huge problem for mobile gamers, as there is very little screen to work with (unless you prefer a tablet, of course). Hopefully, this is something the devs will remedy at some point. That said, I don’t advise holding your breath.
One reported feature whose addition boggles the mind is the Hermes Stock System. That’s right. It’s literally just an actual stock exchange—graphs and all. In a mobile game about chibi girls in dragon pajamas squishing giant slimes. I have so many questions about this. Namely, why?
I’m sure you have questions too. So I suppose you’ll have to either wait for our review, or just play it yourself. Will Slime Hunter: Wild Impact be able to fill the MapleStory-shaped hole in fans’ hearts? You can download it for free on Google Play and iOS today to see for yourself! And again, stay tuned for a Hardcore Droid review.