A Boy, Girl, And An Android Save The World In This Retro Style Android RPG

By Spencer . March 4, 2013 . 1:25am

link5 Kemco, the company behind 16-bit RPGs like Fantasy Chronicle, has a brand new title for Android devices. Link of Hearts follows Daichi and Lili, a boy and a girl who start the game living in a peaceful village.


One day, Lili has a dream and hears a mysterious voice. Following the voice’s advice she visits Daichi who lives next door and the two set out to find a distant tower. Of course, the fate of the world is at hand and in a fitting twist for an Android RPG one of your party members is an actual android (but not the green mascot drawn by Google).



Players can customize party members like Daichi, Lili, Mars, Venus, and Mall will different skills by equipping elemental solids which grant various abilities. If you don’t want to customize your characters you can pick the recommend option and let the game pick which solids you get. Link of Hearts also has a big world map to explore with loot filled dungeons and events that progress the story. Players can also discover additional scenarios by scouting the map.


Link of Hearts is available now in Japanese on Google Play.


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  • disgaea36

    this looks awesome I hope games like this and others end up being playable on the Ouya.

  • brian

    I want this.

  • Pedro Furtado

    How long does it take to finish one of those Kemco RPGs?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      5 hours? If i am not mistaken. If you have love grinding like me, 8-10 hours i possible.^^

    • Lilith

      SoE took me 15 hours to beat.

    • amagidyne

      Longer than it takes to make them, I think.

  • Göran Isacson

    A miner robot with a metal moustache… gotta admit, I like that design.

  • WyattEpp

    Some aspects of this show polish (the character designs are decent enough, the character cut-ins and portraits are good, the animated enemy sprites look like they’re Phantasy Star-class), but other things are really bugging me.

    In particular, someone needs to teach them how to make proper RPG tiles, because those are pretty much all obnoxious. RPG Maker novices use tiles like that.

    • Pedro Furtado

      Indeed, it always amazes me how bad their tiling is. If there was RPG Maker for Android, I think Kemco would have a really hard time competing with an advanced user

    • Agreed. The artist is better than the graphics team… even if they’re going for retro, this is more distracting than very aesthetic.

    • what Theodore responded I’m impressed that anybody able to profit $6332 in 4 weeks on the network.

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  • kemco ….. *sigh*

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      ??? Why i thought their rpg is at least still okay and quite fun to play?

      • don’t get me wrong, i love some of their games, their recent symphony of origin is quite good but they spit out jrpgs every month and it’s not always of good quality

  • komiko12

    lols. It’s good that Android gets something every once in a while.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Dat world map….

  • Lilith

    I love Kemco. <3

  • VicVicVic

    What’s a good 2-player RPG game on Android? Thanks.

  • puchinri

    Kemco and ArtePiazza have so many fun, cool looking games I want to play. I really need a new phone. TTvTT / vuv

    I’m digging the character designs and look of the game too~.

  • TyeTheCzar

    Retro and RPG(specifically JRPGs) are a no-go in my book. So many aspects of JRPGs have remained static for decades.

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