Nimble Quest is an arcade videogame developed by Nimblebit. This app is available for both iOS and Android devices. If you are familiar with other games by Nimblebit, you will soon notice that this one is nothing like Tiny Tower or Pocket Planes. In fact, the best way to describe Nimble Quest is like a snake-like game, except way better.
The aim of the game is the same as in the original Snake, but with an epic twist. You have to guide a party of heroes around an enclosed area by using some simple controls. Simply swipe your finger across the screen to make your party turn left or right in order to avoid crashing against the border of the area. To make things more difficult, there are enemies in the form of other parties that will try to collide with you, or attack you from afar using arrows or even magic!
The aim of the game is the same as in the original Snake, but with an epic twist
You start the game with a hero of your choice, and more will be randomly dropped by enemies as you progress. You just have to pick them up by walking over them and they will automatically join your party. Bear in mind that these additional characters can also be attacked by enemies, losing some life per hit. If the life bar of any character drops down to zero, you will lose it. Moreover, if an enemy collides with a party member of yours, you will automatically lose it. However, if your main hero (the “head” of the snake) collides either with a border or an enemy, it’s game over.
Nimble Quest offers a wide range of characters to choose from, but you will have to unlock most of them by playing. Every character has its own stats and attack patterns. For instance, Ulrich is a sturdy warrior who swings his sword, dealing damage to nearby enemies within its range. Blaze is a fragile mage who hurls homing fireballs to distant enemies. Merida is an archer who shoots powerful arrows in a straight line. Quick tip: if you are looking for a reliable party leader, Uther is one of the best choices. He is though, heals on hit when upgraded and his piercing spear is only useful when he’s leading the way.
As you move forward, you will notice that levels become almost impossible to complete. However, you can spend the gems you earn to upgrade your characters. Each one can be upgraded three times, and each level grants a useful perk. You can also use the in-game shop to purchase some bonuses for the random items dropped by enemies. For instance, you can increase the duration of the “Attack Speed” buff, the blast radius of the Bomb or the duration of the Ice bonus.
Nimble Quest 1.0.8 Features
Check out the features of Nimble Quest before you download the app:
- Rediscover the classic snake game turned into an epic quest
- Loads of heroes available: team up with warriors, mages, pirates, engineers, rogues and even demons
- Make the most of the six available bonuses: freeze enemies with Ice, attract gems with Magnet or heal your party with Potions
- Upgrade your characters to unlock new abilities
- Join a guild and compete with other players in the Arena Mode
If you are interested in Nimble Quest and need further information before you download the app, please visit the developer’s official website.
The minimum system requirements to download this app are:
- Operating system: iOS 5.0 or later, or Android 2.2
- Hard disk: 34.9 MB of free space for iOS, or 22 MB of free space for Android
Get in the line and follow the heroes to victory
By Ellie Teller
On Monday, July 20, 2015
Nimble Quest is a 2D pixel style videogame that imitates one of the greatest mobile games ever made: snake. This time the good old square eating snake has evolved into a “conga line” of heroes that wanders around looking for enemies to defeat in order to unlock new mates or gathering gems to purchase perks and upgrade their abilities. Each hero excels in a particular aspect. Uther the lancer is able to tank insane amounts of damage, Slash deals fast close combat damage and Arcane is able to hurl fireballs that deal high ranged damage.
The goal upon entering a level is to wipe it clear of enemy parties or “conga lines” in order to move to the next level. Each level has themed foes with different abilities. For instance, the forest is inhabited by scout patrols and giant spiders that shoot webs to slow your party down, while the castle is defended by knights and clerics that heal them.
- Lots of heroes with different abilities to unlock
- Same old snake mechanics with an RPG touch to spice things up
- Upgrade prices are through the roof