AdventureQuest Dragons Review
AdventureQuest Dragons is a casual, idle, clicker game created as a collaboration between the makers of AdventureQuest Worlds and Cookie Clicker. AdventureQuest Worlds is a free-to-play, browser-based MMORPG created by Artix Entertainment.
The game takes the fantasy elements of AdventureQuest Worlds and the clicker gameplay of Cookie Clicker and meshes them together in this fun mobile game. If you’re thinking of giving it a try, it’s available on both the Google Play and Apple App Stores.
Simple But Addictive
I like the look of this game. The UI is simple and very user-friendly, and its solid artworkfits the theme very well. And most importantly, each dragon looks amazing -- from their eggs all the way up to their final evolved forms.
At a glance, AdventureQuest Dragons seem like a straightforward game. You click to hatch a dragon and then click some more to gain gems and buy upgrades. These upgrades improve your dragon’s ability to get gems on its own, which gets you more gems, which then gets you upgrades to improve your...you get the point. It’s pretty much a big loop of getting gems, upgrading, getting more gems, and upgrading some more.
Like many clicker games, there’s no real end goal. You just constantly level, upgrade and gain more gems. Curiously enough, each dragon in this game levels separately, including their upgrades. They also have their gem currency that is uniquely their own and unaffected by any other dragon.
However, despite this simplicity, this game rather addictive. I think the addictiveness of it lies in seeing how many more gems you can get, and how far you can upgrade your dragon. AdventureQuest Dragons is an excellent time killer, I spent a good hour or so playing this game without realizing it...and I’m only at one dragon so far.
Like many free game apps, there are ads in AdventureQuest Dragons. These display at the bottom of the app as small banners. However, you can get rid of these ads by supporting the game with any purchase of Dragon Keys. Great, but what are Dragon Keys? Dragon keys are a currency used to unlock things like other dragons or upgrades -- I’ve only run into one at this point, and that was after upgrading it with gems to a certain level. If you have nothing else to use them on, you can also exchange them in for more gems to level your dragons.
Obtaining Dragon Keys isn’t limited to just micro-transactions; you can also get them by watching ads -- limited to one key a day -- or upgrading your dragon. The current and only dragon I have has an upgrade that I can unlock for one trillion gems; this upgrade gives ten Dragon Keys. The beautiful thing about this is that it takes ten keys to unlock the cheapest dragons -- with the most expensive requiring sixty keys.
I feel you can probably take a completely non-IAP route in this game, as long as you have the patience. If you seriously want to ads gone and don’t mind supporting the developer, the cheapest pack is $1.99.
Overall, AdventureQuest Dragons is a fun game that’s easy to pick up and great to kill some time with. I give it a solid 8 out of 10. If you’re looking for some mindless entertainment, give this app a try. You can download it on iOS or Google Play for your device.