Enter a world of magic and mystery in MapleStory, the original side-scrolling MMORPG. Choose from over 30 classes and join the millennia-long battle against the evil Black Mage.
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Mixed (101 reviews) - 65% of the 101 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Aug 9, 2012

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July 27

v176 Heroes of Maple: Damien Update Preview


Prepare for the final Act of Heroes of Maple! The time has come for the six heroes of the Maple World to face the Black Mage’s powerful commander, Damien! Dodge his deadly flying sword and devastating fireballs to defeat the great evil and save the World Tree. Damien will also be available as a boss that you can fight once a day in the new Dark World Tree area. Then join Spiegelmann on a money-making adventure to Nihal Desert. Buy and sell with other merchants to make a big profit! Beast Tamer character creation will be available for a limited time, and there will be other fun events in Heroes of Maple: Damien, the final update of the summer!

Update Preview: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/15322/v-175-heroes-of-maple-damien-update-preview

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July 13

v175 Heroes of Maple: Blaster Patch Notes


Meet Blaster, MapleStory’s newest character, who comes armed with arm cannons ready to blast everything to smithereens! Create this Resistance warrior and level up to earn helpful gear and items. Then continue the Heroes of Maple content with Act 3, which sees our heroes traveling to the city of Seoul in search of the Transcendent Stone. Prepare for big changes as the continent of Dawnveil undergoes an update, including relocating regions and rebalancing the Trade Voyage. Take part in the new Maplehood Watch event and hunt monsters to earn free Cash items. There will be several fun events in Heroes of Maple: Blaster, the next update of the summer!


Full Patch Notes: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/14999/v-175-heroes-of-maple-blaster-patch-notes
Full Preview: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/14659/v-175-heroes-of-maple-blaster-update-preview

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Reviews

"MapleStory is an MMO where the mixture of cuteness and a serious RPG feel has harmoniously mixed itself into one interesting game."
OnRPG
"MapleStory continues to break its own records as more and more players continue to fall in love with its vibrant art style, exciting action-themed gameplay and compelling lore..."
Gamers Daily News
“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”
MMOHut

Heroes of Maple: Blaster



Meet Blaster, MapleStory’s newest character, who comes armed with arm cannons ready to blast everything to smithereens! Create this Resistance warrior and level up to earn helpful gear and items. Then continue the Heroes of Maple content with Act 3, which sees our heroes traveling to the city of Seoul in search of the Transcendent Stone!

Learn more about the update here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/14659/
Read the complete patch notes here: http://maplestory.nexon.net/news/14999

About This Game

Eons ago, six brave heroes defied the Black Mage and stopped his conquest of Maple World, sealing him away for millennia. Now the fiend has awoken, and a new breed of hero must take up the call.

Choose from over 30 characters, including mages, archers, pirates, ninjas, even time travelers! Customize your hero with countless cosmetic options and craft your own play-style with robust skill trees. Explore Maple World's mountains, deserts, jungles and more, or travel to the alien world of Grandis for even more intrigue. With millions of players to meet and countless adventures to be had, MapleStory is the MMO that lets you unleash your wild side.

Key Features:

  • Customize Your Skills
    Choose from over 30 playable classes, each with distinct personalities and abilities. Level up your hero and specialize your skills for the perfect play-style. Every Maple hero has a story, and they all need players like you to guide them. What will your story be?

  • Unlimited Style
    No two Maplers are alike. Pick from hundreds of cosmetic options to craft the perfect hero. Choose from hats, cloaks, gloves and more to create a look that matches your personality. Crave substance over style? Collect weapons and armor to become the greatest warrior Maple World has ever known.

  • Fight with Friends
    MapleStory is one of the most social MMOs available. Bring along your buddies and create a guild, or make new friends as you join forces with millions of other players. Exploring Maple World is better with an ally by your side!

  • The Fun Never Stops
    MapleStory is always evolving, with new quests, new locations and new events added on a regular basis. Whether you're enjoying a new mini-game or taking on a new boss, there's always something to do, and someone to do it with.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 2.4Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.4Ghz
    • Memory:2GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8600 GH / ATI Radeon HD 3450
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows 7 or later
    • Processor:Intel Core Duo 3.0Ghz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3.0Ghz
    • Memory:at least 4GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 9600 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 14GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0 or higher compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • We recommend that you install DirectX version 9.0 or higher for the client to run smoothly
Customer reviews
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Mixed (101 reviews)
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Pirate Captain LyFneN
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
meh, i dont like that i cant change my move keys to W, A, S, D the bind can only let it be arrow keys
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Josh
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
Nexon is such a bad company. Pay2win. Horrible optimizations. I can't log into the game unless I reset my PIC. Ok, I went to the site and reset. Doesn't do anything... at all...
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ProgramInfinity
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
I don't know what to say. Uh...To play this game, just to get in the game is a pain. Beside that, what is up with the resolution of the game, like 480p? SERIOUSLY?

Gameplay is great thou, is a nice small rpg game!
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Chara The "God"
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
:) i like this game
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m9 get turtled
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
THE CONTROLS WHY CANT YOU MAKE WASD NORMAL CONTROLS YOU CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE ONE THING THAT MATTERS NOT HAVE ARROW KEYSS AS CONTROLS I ONLY PLAY GAMES WITH GOOD CONTROLS(Ps undertale is an exception)
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JawesomeofAwesome
( 70.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
MY FREAKING VIDEO GAME I EVER PLAYED CAME BACK TO ME AFTER LIKE 10 YEARS! THIS GAME IS LIKE MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MMORPG GAMES
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Cathy ♥
( 735.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
You are going to waste a lot of time.
Don't click download.
Send halp.
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Pj
( 17.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
They removed P2W on the new reboot servers, gg nexon
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
912.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
To give some context, I've been playing on/off since Beta. So I have a nostalgia for this game I cannot shake. Therefore, at the time of writing this review, I have 912 hours of this game on my Steam account. But don't get me wrong. Most of this was just me AFKing overnight to sell things, because if you want to have a shop that you can leave open without playing the game, you have to pay a crazy amount of money. I think it's like, I dunno, $3 for a 24 hour shop. Yeah. Meanwhile, it's only $1.80 for a 3 month permit to do the same thing, but you have to be online. Seems fair, right? Yeah. Anyways, here's the review lmao

+ Surprisingly fun combat
+ Consistently updated
+ Several different classes
+ Levelling is straightforward and easy
+ Reboot server takes the pay to win out of the game (but also removes other features as a result, encouraging people to keep playing on the P2W servers as well)
+ Very cute style, have had a lot of fun customizing my character with gear.

~ Simple Crafting system (Both good and bad, because those who don't like crafting in MMOs typically won't have trouble using it, but it also makes it boring for those who love in-depth crafting systems in MMOs.)

- Pay to win out the ♥♥♥. People sell their godly weapons and armor on Paypal. Anyone with a few hundred dollars can become number one in a day.
- Outdated, constantly lags and crashes, built on old framework and needs updating. The sequel, Maplestory 2, looks fun but will probably never come out globally.
- Once you reach a certain level, your daily routine typically involves fighting the standard bosses for about an hour or two then keeping your shop open overnight to sell more and buy more gear/cosmetics. It's a massive grind til the very end.
- Pay 2 Fashion. You have a very small, if even any, selection of hairs/faces at the beginning. The only way to change them is with NX. No joke, you have to pay real money to change your hair and face. Of course, you can just pay people to gift you a coupon with in-game money, but if you want to have enough in-game cash to pay someone to do that, you either have to beg or pay real money to get gear to grind for these things. In short, unless you're insanely patient or have wealthy friends, you're going to be coerced into buying NX with real cash. Because looking ugly in an MMO sucks. Oh, and not to mention, the best hairs are in Royal Coupons and the likes, which have a RANDOM SELECTION of 6-8 hairs, of which at least half usually look terrible. This game wants your money. That's why it's still alive. And it works.

Overall: Giant cash grab. Still fun if you have the money. If you don't like looking decent and don't care about bossing, then sure, I can see how you can enjoy this game, but honestly, who's going to go to this outdated MMO and do that? There are better MMOs out there. Don't waste your time here.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
598.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
This is a review based around the REBOOT server. Reboot was one of the major goods the Nexon did to this game, and it was an update big enough to bring the community back to life in its last dying breaths. Nexon America, notorious for focusing only on pushing out content and collecting as much profit as possible, rose above and listened to the community for the first time in a while. They finally addressed the fact that their game was heavily pay-to-win based. I do agree that it was rather scummy to save this as a last resort instead of doing it earlier, but the fact remains that they did it, even at the risk of losing money.

Reboot is a GMS server different from all the others, in that the only items you can buy using real money are purely cosmetic, aside from pets. Pets are definitely needed for fast grinding of mesos in the late-game, but even they can be earned by killing Hilla, a mid-game boss.

MapleStory will always hold a place in my heart, even long after I leave. Through the layers of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t Nexon coated the game in, there's a genuinely good game with an expansive world and a great community. I was long gone and done with the regular servers but Reboot brought me and tens of thousands of other players back, allowing everyone an equal oppurtunity.

We can even see now that Nexon is slowly beginning to address bugs and balance issues. In recent patches, Nexon was also able to add new content that was meaningful and well made, while also balancing characters and fixing bugs. They also give out items if ever they make mistakes that mislead players or affect gameplay, fixing it right away as well.

I have many other things to say about the game, but I think everything beyond what I've said so far is purely subjective and will be up to the player whether or not they like it.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
410.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
I scammed over 200k nx off of people lmao
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
Game said that I was forever alone and single.

10/10 GOTY for realism
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
What is dead may never die.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Great Platform Game! Was the first MMORPG I played when i was 7. :P
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind grind
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
195.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
If you do get this game, be prepared for: an elitist and toxic community who won't help players, use gazillions of dollars to buy cubes (items that change your equipment potential to great stats) to be actually noticed by someone, to farm the same spot over and over again in gaps of levels and to read megaphones with stupid people showing off their stuff bought out from their parents money.
Don't get me wrong. the game itself its great and it has great potential, I had a blast playing it years ago and coming back from time to time but its players who are looking down on everyone just because they got lucky with a cube, because they're on a certain guild, or because they're friends with someone who is "famous" really bothers the hell out of you.
The thing I like the most about this game are bosses, but they are ruined because you can either solo them if you're overpowered, or not do them at all because no one will like to carry/help you.
This is a game for fun. Not a game to get serious.
Unless you do have gazillions of dollars and want to throw them all away at buying cubes or selling in-game currency to buy overpowered weapons.
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