I’ll just say this right off the bat: I’m not much of an idle-gamer. By that, I mean that I haven’t ever really enjoyed games that are built solely to waste time. I’m not talking about games like Temple Run or apps that provide some measure of variety in their mechanics, but rather, games that are built solely for you to mindlessly click or tap the screen until your soul is siphoned away and your bones have turned to dust. RPG Clicker is an interesting combination of idle and active gaming mechanics, and it pulls it off fairly well.
All of the features of a game built for mindless tapping are here, but with a decent amount of variety thrown in to mix things up and create an experience that doesn’t make you want to stab yourself in the face. Here’s the summary: You are a warrior/mage on a quest for… something? Your mission is to fight hordes of monsters and wizards and whatnot through various environments, collecting loot, spells, and weapons along the way. Now, the idleness comes from the game’s fighting system: You tap. You tap and you tap. And then you tap some more. You tap until every monster that appears onscreen has been beaten to a horrendous pulp. As I mentioned, I’m not normally one for these kinds of games, but there’s something endearing about the art style and game mechanics that have me not minding endlessly tapping the screen for 30 minutes or so, depending on how much time I have. These other features are the ability to upgrade to newer weapons and spells. Within this very simple app, I have created a character with preferences and skills. I enjoy being an ice mage who watches as his wintery blocks of death descend upon the helpless monsters before me. I also enjoy electrocuting the various world bosses to an ashy demise.
The great thing about RPG Clicker is that at the time of this writing, it’s entirely free on the Google Play store and as an Amazon app, or $0.99 for the Nook. It’s most certainly a game worth buying, or at least checking out for a couple hundred taps.
Last Updated on November 27, 2018.