If you’re a fan of Earthbound’s art style and Kingdom Hearts’ music, this recent mobile RPG, called The Knight & The Dragon, might pique your interest. Mother 3 art director Nobuhiro Imagawa and Yoko Shimomura, known for her musical works in the Kingdom Hearts series and Mario RPG, were involved in its development.
The Knight & The Dragon is a pixel-art fantasy game, where all the characters are made in an old-school dot-art style design. The game flow has a traditional RPG approach, where you choose your quest, fight, and get loot to become stronger.
The fights simply involve pressing the skill buttons located on the bottom of the screen. Weapons you find will come with their own skills, and you’ll also be required to press the guard button in a timely manner to block enemy attacks.
There are over 200 types of weapons in total, meaning a bunch of different skills that you’ll be able to use in combat. Over a period of time, the weapons can evolve and become something much stronger. There are many available quests, where you’ll get to try out various weapons and level them up.
The game’s friend system allows you to show off your rare weapons to your buddies, or lend them out for a price.
The Knight & The Dragon is currently available for free (with micro-transactions) for Android devices, and will also be coming out for iOS in the near future.