"We're apparently at war. It seems fair to raise prices." - The Shopkeeper
Magic Rampage is an episodic PlatformingHack and Slash game released by Asantee on the Android OS platform.After a powerful Warlock invades a castle and lays waste to the guards, a mysterious figure orders a minion to infiltrate and investigate. You are the minion.New dungeons every week. Best part: the game is free and there are no advertisements.
Magic Rampage provides examples of the following tropes:
Drop the Hammer: There are a number of big hammers the player can use. The stand-out examples are the non-magical Thunder Hammer, and the Earth-based Spider Crusher. Both items create a pretty wide shockwave which damages enemies in the radius.
Early Game Hell: Subverted. The first dungeon has only one enemy (technically three, but on the first play-through, the player has to let the Captain dispatch the first two enemies encountered), and if the player doubles back after getting their first weapon, they can make their way back to the title screen, through a breakable wall and a short walk, to get a magical sword four times as powerful as the pitiful dagger and a set of armour three times as tough with a damage boost.
Elemental Powers: All except Water make an appearance. All have their uses, too:
Air-based armour prevents damage caused by spikes, and rotary saw blades when combined with upgraded Fire-based weapons.
Fire-based armour (and upgraded weapons) prevents damage caused by fire and lava on it's own, and rotary saw blades when combining Air-based armour and upgraded Fire-based weapons.
Earth-based armour allows the player to walk on glowing green platforms.
Escort Mission: Several dungeons involve preventing the death of The Dude. While it isn't necessary for completing the stage, the rewards for getting safely to the end are usually worth the trouble.
Flaming Sword: The relatively weak Fire Sword and the way more powerful Fireskull Sword.
Floorboard Failure: There are certain brick floors that will crumble and break when stepped on, including a bonus level where the player must cross a chasm by jumping from one of these to another. Also a scripted event in dungeon 4, where the Captain falls through one.
Funny Afro: The Dude's hairstyle. He may be a badass, but he still looks silly, considering his profession.
Giant Spider: The spiders are half the size of the other character sprites. They're massive.
Level Grinding: While there aren't "levels" per se, players are encouraged to replay previous dungeons to grind for gold, to buy the higher level equipment available at the store. It is a good idea to do so, as the selection changes as the game progresses, and some high-power items like the Fireskull Sword (currently the highest powered Fire-based weapon) become unavailable.
Ludicrous Gibs: The result of any death that takes place, be it the player's, enemy's or ally's.
Magic Enhancement: Runes can be used to upgrade weapons and armour, according to magic type.
Magic Staff: There are several. Two standouts are the Staff of Gadarast and the Staff of Oxyomo.
No Hero Discount: Yeah, never mind that you're fighting off hordes of the undead almost single-handedly; the Shopkeeper is still going to make you pay through the left nostril for the best gear.
Set Bonus: Wearing armour and rings of the same type of magic as the weapon being used will infer significant damage bonuses.
Red Eyes, Take Warning: The player character is being directed by a mysterious shadowy figured who occasionally appears in windows. The shadowy figure is never fully revealed, instead appearing as a pair of red eyes.
Also, the purple ghost that starts following the player from the end of dungeon 15 onward.