Evil monsters are everywhere and you are alone in the midst of fear and hunger! Are you the Warrior who will finally survive through the daunting dungeons and emerge victorious into eternal light? If you think you have what it takes to combat floor after floor of evil creatures and a surrounding environment full of surprises, then go ahead and challenge yourself in the all new Mystic Guardian: Final Quest. This game is a dungeon exploration RPG type title from Buff Studio Co. Ltd. and it provides players with a taste of both endless survival and role playing adventure games. Mystic Guardian: Final Quest is available to download and play for free on iOS devices from the Apple iTunes App Store as well as on Android devices from the Google Play Store.
The game comes packaged in a reasonable size of 117 MB. The graphics are basic and are quite arcade looking but that actually helps to keep your focus on defeating the evil monsters rather than getting distracted by the environment. The game also contains adaptive music which changes rhythm when creatures appear or when you are out of stamina and this effect will definitely make you skip a heartbeat during the later levels when suspense is high and monsters everywhere. The game receives regular love from the developers and they pay close attention to the suggestions and criticism from players striving to always maintain and increase the standard of this game. The most recent version of Mystic Guardian: Final Quest is version 1.0.2 and was updated on 27 June 2017.
The gameplay style of Mystic Guardian: Final Quest calls for the player to explore the entire dungeon floor in order to get maximum benefit from the adventure bit this is not an easy task given the unfamiliar ambience and the plethora of evil creatures at every turn. Mystic Guardian: Final Quest sets itself apart from other Survival games by not having any re-spawn checkpoint. If you die in the game, you die, Period! You will have to explore all over again and this time the dungeon might hold different mysteries and dangers in store for you. This ever changing scenario introduces an element of surprise into the otherwise redundant gameplay of similar style dungeon exploration games and you will find yourself hooked to the screen of your smartphone for hours on end.
Mystic Guardian: Final Quest offers a challenge for all kinds of players. The starting two quests of the game will be quite easy for you as they are meant to familiarize you with the gameplay mechanics. However when you progress to the third quest, you will immediately notice the sharp spike in difficulty level that comes with it.
Needless to say this level continues to rise exponentially and the quests that follow will become impossibly hard so much so that you may not be able to reach the next quest even if given a whole hour. This insane rise in difficulty is part of the progressive RPG gameplay style so instead of complaining about this fact you can improve your skill level to beat whatever obstacles the game chooses to throw at you. This guide will help you do just that and who knows if you are a fast learner and a true Warrior at heart, you might be able to emerge victorious from the darkness of the eternal dungeon.
1. Keeping Your Health Up
The Health Points bar is displayed in yellow color in the top left corner of the game screen. A great addition to Mystic Guardian: Final Quest during the recent updates is the increase in your maximum health as you level up by defeating different enemies that you encounter across the dungeon floors. This means that the longer you are able to survive during a quest and kill more enemies, the stronger you will be to face the more advanced floors of the dungeons.
It is quite easy to get fooled into believing that you have a lot of health points after you take down an enemy. What most players tend to miss is the passive regeneration of 1 HP per each 10 steps that you walk in a certain direction on a dungeon floor. Thus during the early dungeon floors, it will appear that you took very little damage during your fight with a monster. Do not let this passive regeneration mislead you into making hasty decisions during the later levels. As a general rule, you should start to take your HP bar very seriously after the third quest in the game. This is because, enemies present on dungeon floors after this will usually have the power to finish you in one or two blows if you are careless enough to give them the opportunity to attack you.
A very good way to ensure that you will always be at full health when you face your next enemies is to abuse the passive regeneration function in the game. To take advantage, whenever you win a fight with a creature, see how many points you have lost from the HP bar. If you estimate the loss to be more than 1/4 of your overall bar length, then do not walk down any unknown pathways until you have regenerated to your full HP. The easiest way to accomplish this target is by walking back the exact path that you used while coming to your current spot. Granted there are sometimes random enemy re-spawns along the same path but ninety percent of the times you can safely regenerate your entire HP by tracing back the exact path. Be sure to use this trick on the quest which involves fighting the boss because it will be hard as it is to fight with a full HP bar so make sure to keep this advantage in the palm of your hands.
2. Stamina for Survival
Just like your Health Points bar, your energy bar shows the current energy level that your character has. Located below the yellow HP bar in the top left corner of the screen of your smartphone, the light green colored Stamina Level bar has some different properties in the game. You start off with the most basic attack moves which consume very little of your stamina. Therefore, the first few times that you play, you will almost be able to ignore the stamina level bar unless you start using combo moves in conjunction with dashing around for defeating common creatures that you encounter on the dungeon floors.
That being said, a powerful melee attack combo takes a large chunk out of your stamina bar and this can definitely pose a dilemma for you as a warrior. Remember to always save the powerful melee attack combos for the most difficult creatures. You can estimate the hit points you need to deal to a creature by hitting it once if it is far away or using a single normal melee attack on it. If your attacks make almost no difference to the hit points of the creature, it is best for you to initiate the powerful melee attack combo in order to ensure your continued survival on the dungeon floor. However, unlike the HP bar, the stamina level bar does not remain static and is also an indicator of the weariness that your character will inevitably experience once you have covered a dungeon floor or two. There are various stamina restore potions scattered on every dungeon floor and sometimes finding them can be a real challenge but they are well worth the effort because dying from loss of energy is one of the most common sources of failure in Mystic Guardian: Final Quest.
In addition to being careful with your character in the game, you can also replenish the energy level of your character by drinking potions that are green in color. Once drunk these potions instantly refill the stamina level bar so it is highly recommended to save these potions for use before a particularly difficult creature or a boss fight level. Once you have understood the importance of the energy level bar you will definitely take care to keep track of it while exploring the deep dark recesses of the eternal dungeon. Just remember to obtain at least one food ration per dungeon floor at the minimum and you should be well equipped to deal with the horrors that await you should you succeed in surviving.
3. Choose Your Gameplay Style
Life and Stamina were the two basic and most obvious factors controlling the survival of your character in Mystic Guardian: Final Quest. Now we move on to the more technical details which will help you make decisions as you manage to proceed further into the deep dark recesses of the dungeons as you move to more difficult quests.
First and foremost, you need to be aware of the physical strength of your character in the game. This characteristic is denoted by “STR” in the “view” tab of your character’s description. You will start off with a warrior and you will find many weapons in the dungeon floors. This means that your character can equip the weapon but it will not prove very useful in combat situations because the weapon is too heavy compared to the strength of your character. Upon choosing to equip such weapons which require a greater strength than you possess, you will also be warned with a note in the game so consider your options well before deciding. Generally it is preferred to have strength over agility in the easier floors of the dungeon because your enemies are very weak and you will be able to finish them off with a single blow leading to faster progression through the dungeon floors. After the third quest dungeon floor, you should switch back to weapons which allow you to have a greater range of motion and dodging abilities because the boss will hit very hard and you need to be able to dodge in order to defeat that monster.
The second characteristic that you do not have any control over initially but can improve as you progress throughout the game, is the “defense” and “armor” of your character. Mystic Guardian: Final Quest is a RPG style game where the decisions that you make during the course of the game can alter your progression through the dungeon floors. Needless to say, a higher defense will mean you can take much more damage before your HP bar reaches to an alarming level. You will not be able to have a high defense as you start off however and this characteristic can only be upgraded either by leveling up during your exploration of the dungeon or by using the gold coins that you obtain during your adventure. Depending upon your play style, if you prefer to use melee attacks more, putting a few points into defense would prove very beneficial for you. If you would rather annihilate your enemies with SP attack, it is better if you save those upgrade points for spells and AOE abilities.
4. SP Attack Bar and Combos
Mystic Guardian: Final Quest is one of the few adventure exploration games on the market which feature awesome fighting combos. There is no re-spawn from a specific dungeon floor or a checkpoint with a certain number of lives. However, the developers of Mystic Guardian: Final Quest have made the game much more interesting by introducing the concept of SP (Special moves) in the game. After you initiate a fixed number of melee attacks, your SP bar starts to fill up. This is shown in the top left corner of the screen of your smartphone and is indicated in blue color. This bar is also upgradeable as you progress further into the game and you will be able to use the gold coins that you find on different dungeon floors to increase the maximum SP capacity that you can have. Be mindful that initiating an SP powered attack can quickly deplete your SP bar at the earlier levels and you should try and use the SP attacks only for those monsters which are very hard to defeat using normal melee attacks. Try to never use the SP attack right at the start of a boss battle rather keeping it for the finishing move so that you do not have to worry about the bar refilling again.
Similarly, as you complete more and more consecutive adventures, your collection of gold coins will continue to increase until you have reached a handsome amount that can be used to purchase an upgrade for the SP attack bar capacity. It is advised to spend the gold coins as soon as you have enough for the upgrade. However, spending Gold Coins just for the sole purpose of speeding up this process is definitely not recommended due to their rarity. You can only obtain Gold Coins in the game by completing certain objectives and defeating bosses on the dungeon floors. These coins will serve as your main currency to purchase new weapons and upgrades for your character which will play a much more important role as you move on to new characters in Mystic Guardian: Final Quest. Therefore resist the temptation offered to you by the game and let time run its course because a true warrior is also marked by the patience that he has in the face of adversity.
5. Items, Potions and Treasures
No Adventure RPG game would be complete without the promise of finding mysterious things along your way. Mystic Guardian: Final Quest continues upon this tradition by making available a variety of different recipes, items and potions scattered across dungeon floors. It is also a lure to get you to explore the entire dungeon floor even after you have found the entrance to the next floor but the usefulness of these items is well worth the effort.
Recipes allow you to upgrade certain items like weapons and armor. In addition, items found such as leather boots or sword upgrades can be very useful for you. Similarly, you will find many different potions like the “health”, “stamina” and “mystery” potion hidden in crates or chests or whenever you defeat a monster. The potion description does not indicate what effect it might have on your character and you can garner this information only by drinking the potion or recognize the effects via the color of the potion.
Magic Treasure chests are another item which hold a hue attraction for players of all ages as well as acting as a motivating factor to keep playing the game on the same dungeon floor even after you have defeated all the monsters there. These Treasure chests are strewn over the dungeon floor and mostly hidden in corners to avoid common sight. They can be opened using silver and golden keys with the golden key guaranteeing a better chance to get high value rewards. Therefore, like always, exploration is the key here if you hope of surviving the monstrous dungeons and emerging victorious as a warrior!
That’s all you need to know to succeed in Mystic: Guardian: Final Quest. If you know additional tips or tricks or just want to share your thoughts about the game, then feel free to drop us a line!