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Welcome to the world of MapleStory, where a cast of unique characters can’t wait to meet you and where a portal to adventure hides in every trash can and phone booth.
Release Date: Aug 9, 2012
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"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..."
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“MapleStory is hands down one of the best free-to-play MMORPGs of all time.”
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Explore the Grand Athenaeum, a new theme dungeon for players Lv.100 and above, and relive important events from Maple World’s history. Enter the Boss Arena (Lv.60+) and face other Maplers in intense PvP combat. Take control of boss monsters like Magnus, Ani, Arkarium, Dragonoir, Cygnus or Von Leon, or test your mettle against a player-controlled boss.

Dual Blades and Cannoneers are getting exciting new skills like Blade Ascension and Monkey Fury, in addition to having their old skills overhauled. Now you can embark on party quests with players from other worlds. Set out on Lv. 50+ quests like "Moon Bunny's Rice Cake" and "First Time Together" and earn EXP and Party Points, which can be redeemed for special rewards.

Spring has come to Maplestory, and with it a veritable mountain of new events! Celebrate Easter by collecting Easter Eggs. Collect enough and you'll earn yourself a Moon Bunny costume. Protect the Spring Bunny Family from dastardly Space Pirates and receive Spring Bunny Coins, exchangeable for scrolls and other items.

About the Game

Whoosh! Leave reality behind and enter the world of MapleStory, where a cast of unique characters can’t wait to meet you, where a portal to adventure hides in every trash can and phone booth, and where you and your friends can customize your characters however you like.
Pick your skills, dress up your characters, and meet new friends. Then, venture out into Maple World, where you’ll encounter giant snails and walking mushrooms, penguin royalty and talking spears. MapleStory overflows with bizarre adventures—flying airships, underground resistances, time travel, and more!

Key Features:

  • Customize Your Skills

    Pick from over a dozen classes, then fine tune your skills in sophisticated but easy-to-use skill trees. Need variety? You can always try out a new class.
  • Dress Up to Your Heart’s Content

    Select from thousands of items—from poo sticks to helicopter mounts to demon pets—to dress up your character. No two Maplers look the same.
  • Fight with Friends

    Conquer monsters, dungeons, and puzzles together, and level fast to take your character from budding beginner to vivacious veteran.
  • Leave Boredom Behind

    With a constantly-growing list of quests and events, you’ll never run out of things to do and see in the living, breathing world of MapleStory.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP or higher
    • Processor:Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Graphics:Video Card with 128MB or higher
    • Hard Drive:At least 6GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP or higher
    • Processor:Pentium Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory:1GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce FX5000 / ATI Radeon 9600 or higher (any video card with Shader model 2.0 or higher)
    • Hard Drive:At least 6GB of free space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
299 of 361 people (83%) found this review helpful
404 products in account
1 review
598.6 hrs on record
MapleStory was one of the first MMORPG titles I've had the chance of playing, besides Runescape Classic (which was a looong time ago).

After a revisit of this game (after many years of on and off playing), as well as THOUSANDS of dollars spent, I cannot say I am willing to recommend this game.

FIrstly, MapleStory is one of the few 2D side-scrolling MMORPGs that try to mix 'cute' and 'breathtaking' together, and at times, they do it very well. Some landscapes are huge, the original lore and locations were very well done, and one can be trapped in the game's beauty for long periods of time. Heck, even getting lost in that game was fun. However, with the changes as of the last two to three years, a lot of the beauty has been lost. In order to cater to the broader generation of players who demand instant gratification, they have changed out most of the old expansive locations and replaced them with compacted versions - so that players can traverse the world much more quickly. However, by doing so, they've stuffed all the game's content into the newer maps, which makes most of the world appear small and claustrophobic.

The music score for this game is wonderful. Whether you're inside the forests of Ellinia, or exploring the depths of Ludibrium, the background music really amplifies the mystery and beauty the game world is trying to become.

The original MapleStory had a handful of classes, and each of them were unique, but overall balanced. Now, each large 'class update' seems to focus on newer 'Hero' characters, most who severely outclass the older counterparts in terms of damage and flashiness. In fact, there are so many different 'Heroes' nowadays, it saddens me to say that you'll rarely run into the older classes anymore, except in the case of Legacy worlds.

The Cash Shop isn't all too great either. In addition to the standard cosmetic items and EXP boosts that one would commonly find in Free-2-Play MMOs, there are also items which give you in game currency, some which would offer you lowered failure chances when upgrading items. The latter gives players who spend a huge lead over players who don't, and this is made obvious by the overly high prices those items fetch on the marketplace.

Combine that with a marketplace that doesn't let players open one without forking cash (and depending on how much cash you're willing to spend, it also determines whether you'll have to stay logged in to sell items)(players are only able to trade, so they'll have to solicit people in the market entrances) and a bad support team, I truly cannot recommend this game to anyone. MapleStory's golden days are long gone, and what's left is a carcass of what was once a masterpiece.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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98 of 145 people (68%) found this review helpful
131 products in account
5 reviews
193.2 hrs on record
I really do wish I could recommend this game. I have spend many, many, hours on it. I was drawn in by the excellent storyline and seemingly endless levels.

But then it hits you. The level curve is absurd. The content is either sparse or not worth your time (good luck leveling between 120 - 150) and the top play is just far too repetative. There is always a best build, and they are painfully obvious. All these status effects, elemental damage, forget them. Only element that matters is holy, and most enemies die before you can do whatever horrible status effect to them.

Maplestory, gameplay wise, seems to be hanging you between faster leveling crowd attacks or better boss-killing single target attacks. Usually you end up a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ mix of all of them, and it seems like that's the track most classes are now moving.

Really, the only difference between most of these classes is their DPS and weapon of choice. While this one has to balance light/dark, this one rides on a panther, and this one is so adorably ridiculously pink, it doesn't make a bit of difference. You're either a bishop or a killer. Class synergy? Nope. Tanks and Strikers? Nope. I guess the best example of this are the boss battles, which just involve going down your attacks, drinking crap tons of potions, and watching a screen literally covered with colorful multi digit numbers. You do this for an hour, and if you can't do it under a hour, you lose. Fun.

There is so much to like about Maplestory, but even more to hate. Honestly, I play it for the community. I'm not saying the game is awful, I'm just saying it is intensely flawed.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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69 of 112 people (62%) found this review helpful
13 products in account
1 review
1,472.8 hrs on record
Despite it having some pay to win features that help increase your damage, etc etc, the designers have been listening to the community recently so things are becoming more free to play again. The game itself has been expanding to become less repetition and more game play. It even rewards people for just sitting around doing jack squat, so you can be super casual about this game like me. Over all it's something fun that can be done with casual and hard core players together.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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39 of 63 people (62%) found this review helpful
38 products in account
4 reviews
353.5 hrs on record
It's like picking your nose and eating it. Everybody thinks it's weird, but you think it's amazing for some reason.
Posted: December 12th, 2013
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57 of 96 people (59%) found this review helpful
5 products in account
2 reviews
216.4 hrs on record
i played this game in its original day. the orginal four classes were fun and challenging. leveling actually was a challenge. it took a while to even get to your 2nd job change. now you can get to 2nd and even 3rd job in less than a day. now that they added all these new classes, the game isnt the same anymore. the new classes can solo bosses that used to take a whole team. the map is nothing like it was. and after a while it is just boring, you end up doing the same thing over and over and over again that its not fun anymore.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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