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Games Where You Can Upgrade Characters, etc.

04-12-2011, 09:33 AM
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Games Where You Can Upgrade Characters, etc.

So, I love Battleheart and Death Rally because you can upgrade and find objects to help your car/person and it's also easy to pick up and play. I also like the random factor for finding objects such as in Battleheart, after every battle there are random objects you can buy. In Death Rally while on the r
Track you gain parts for other cars and weapons. Is there
any games with that "random" factor and upgrading ability?
04-12-2011, 09:46 AM
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Just about every RPG out there?..

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04-12-2011, 09:49 AM
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Just about every RPG out there?..
Pretty much this. Also a few games with temporary upgrading such as Sword of Fargoal and Dungeon Raid. Actually I'm not sure temporary is the best way to describe it... you start from scratch each time and see how far you can get.

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04-12-2011, 09:58 AM
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Just about every RPG out there?..
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04-12-2011, 10:07 AM
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lol...
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04-12-2011, 12:01 PM
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I'm a sucker for games with RPG elements (and RPGs themselves too), but I wish more were available on the App Store. Here are a few that I can think of:

- Sentinel 3: A tower defense game with upgrades for your commander. It's a great choice if you like TD games, and the RPG elements are just icing on the cake. Though, the upgrade system isn't super deep or anything, but still made the game 100x more enjoyable than the first two of the series.
- Infinity Blade: Some would categorize it as an RPG, but it's really only one in the loosest sense of the word. Offers lots of upgrades, etc. If you have a 4th gen device, I think it's worth it even if only for the eye candy.
- Sad Princess: A side-scrolling action game with RPG elements (leveling up, buying equipment, etc). You can even get a pet to level up.
- Solomon's Boneyard: A survival dual-sticker shooter. Within each game, you level up like you would in an RPG, but the gold you earn can be used to buy upgrades that you carry over from game to game. If you like SB, then you might want to check out Solomon's Keep as well.
- Robokill: Another DSS with RPG elements. Though, there is a pretty nasty crashing bug and it seems like support for the game has been axed, so maybe not the best suggestion.
- RobotNGun: Again, a DSS with RPG elements. This game has lots of upgrades, but is really shallow in terms of gameplay (yes, even for a DSS). It was free awhile ago and has dropped to $1 multiple times, so you may be able to wait and get it cheap or free. I wouldn't suggest it for $3 though. (PS, if you have a retina device, it looks really bad).
- Legendary Wars: A castle defense game with lots of options for upgrading your units, etc. For some reason, I really can't get into this game, but it was well-received on the forums so it deserves a mention.

There are a couple other games I can think of, but I hesitate to mention them because of the piss poor support they've received. I'm sure there's also some FPS out there with RPG elements, but I don't really play those so I can't give any suggestions.

Oh, and like Backtothis said, basically every RPG ever fits your criteria. You might just be a fan of RPGs, and given that the RPG library on the App Store has grown a lot, I'm sure you can find something to your liking.

Edit: Added a couple more games.

Last edited by Dazarath; 04-12-2011 at 12:14 PM.
04-12-2011, 12:07 PM
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Just about every RPG out there?..
Well yea..I'm looking for that "pick up for 5 min" type thing. Another example is zombieville. I know what you meant by your answer..but I was looking for more specific. Thanks though
04-12-2011, 12:14 PM
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Space Miner!

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04-12-2011, 12:44 PM
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Dungeon Raid is ravenously addictive. here's the link to the free version:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dungeon-raid-lite/id427924627?mt=8
04-12-2011, 01:11 PM
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