Mobile MMO roundup: MapleStory M, Jurassic World Alive, Crossfire Legends, TERA M, and Icarus Mobile
Welcome back to another mobile MMO roundup, those MMOs that obviously don’t count because they are played on a small screen instead of a massive screen, and we all know that’s what the M stands for, am I right?
First up is MapleStory M, the mobile edition of MapleStory, which soft launched in multiple regions over the holiday weekend; Canadians and Aussies can hop in, but those of us in the US and Europe are still waiting. Nexon is calling it a “real” MMORPG on mobile, and did I mention it’s cute as a button?
Maplers in Canada, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, and New Zealand: Soft Launch is upon you. Download MapleStory M and start playing NOW!
We'll be rolling out to more regions down the road. Stay tuned.
— MapleStory M (@PlayMapleM) May 29, 2018
If you’ve had a hankering for a Pokemon Go MMOARG clone that isn’t wizards or anime blobs, Jurassic World Alive is… alive… and neatly ties into the modern movie as you wander around the real world tracking dinosaurs.
“As a brand-new member of the Dinosaur Protection Group (DPG), your mission is to save dinosaurs from a second extinction. Explore your surrounding area to find your favorite dinosaurs – including new breeds that are more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Track these magnificent animals with a drone and collect DNA samples needed to level up and create hybrids in your Lab. Then, assemble the perfect dinosaur strike team and take on dangerous threats in real-time PVP arena battles!”
Massively OP’s Andrew Ross deep-dived the game this week, ultimately finding it fun as long as you could set aside the wreckage of the lore and the excessive monetization.
Curious about CrossFire, that Tencent shooter that’s always showing up on the SuperData global revenue rankings thanks to its popularity in China? It’s got a mobile version now, complete with battle royale mode, and it’s called CrossFire: Legends.
“CrossFire: Legends aims to make sure its players can get the same weapon control feeling they had on PC. In order to achieve that, the development team (the same team that made the PC version) conducted tens of thousands of tests. We guarantee our players an exciting game experience as well as a fair game environment. CrossFire Mobile did more than just copying from its successful PC predecessor, too—breakthroughs and innovations aplenty have been made. The mobile version uses dual joysticks for its controls. The left one controls characters’ movement while the right one controls aiming and shooting. This easy but precise control system allows players to get the hang of the game in no time. The 2nd gen engine it uses ensures a high quality of graphics, allowing players to immerse themselves in a massive ultra HD world!”
Fancy yourself some mobile TERA? MMO Culture reports that the Elin Ninja has arrived for Asian players of TERA M. Apparently, the class is meant for veteran players, not newbies. We’re still awaiting a global launch, of course.
Finally, it appears that rumors of Icarus Mobile’s doom were premature, as the South Korean registration website for the UE4 MMORPG came online this week; the game will apparently boast five classes.
Spot any other mobile MMO updates this week that we missed?