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Pixel Heroes: Byte & Magic is 2D retro RPG, set on the island of "Isle of Sprites". Your quest? Make the inhabitants of the island's village "Pixton" happy and save the world a few times.

When starting an adventure you will have to create a party of 3 out of 30 available classes, ranging from warriors over psioniks to brewmasters. However only 7 random classes will be present in the tavern, so you will somehow have to make a party out of them. The game features all basic RPG elements: Your characters have stats (Life, Strength, Dexterity, Intelligence and Faith), you can level them up (the stats of your character's profession will increase more), equip them with better weapons / scroll books / gear and in fights different status effect (like Burning, Poisoned, Dumb or Blessed) will affect you and your enemies.

Fights are turn based: Each round you can do one action with one character, followed by one action of the enemy. The same character cannot be used twice in a row though (except when he's the only one left). Enemies belong to one of four groups (phoenix, griffon, wyrm, leviathan), so different weapons or spells may be more or less effective. If all your heroes died you will have to play the whole campaign over again (permadeath). Be aware that once you started a mission it cannot be aborted: If one or two of your characters die, they will be dead until you complete the mission and return to the city.

Your tasks are (in the following order): Accept a quest of one of the villagers, travel to the corresponding dungeon with three random events on your way there, fight your way through 8 rooms of the dungeon (with an occasional item room that needs a certain skill to unlock the chest) and return to the village (again with three random events). To reach the end of each of the three campaigns you have to accept seven quests of the villagers to get to the final campaign specific quest.

The game features lots of silly, randomly generated item names, random background story sheets for the generated characters and random overworld events with lots of references to other (RPG) games, movies and programming.


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Video Chums Xbox One Jan 30, 2017 8 out of 10 80 Windows Feb 20, 2015 75 out of 100 75
TrueAchievements Xbox One Feb 09, 2017 3.5 out of 5 70
Indie Game Reviewer Windows Feb 18, 2015 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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