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MapleStory M’s First CBT!

MapleStory M

Nexon Korea has released a new mobile app, titled MapleStory M! It’s sort of like a watered down version of the actual game I guess, but if you want to play MapleStory on the go, then this app is for you.

MapleStory M

Currently, MapleStory M is Android-only and is available on the play store. This is the first CBT and it is open to everyone from January 28 to February 1.

You don’t actually need an account or code or anything, so if you can get ahold of the .apk file, you can play!

5 Adventurers

In MapleStory M, you start as an Adventurer and can advance into one of five jobs: Dark Knight, Bowmaster, Night Lord, Bishop, and Captain.

Elite Dungeons

They also added something special called Elite Dungeons, which I guess are just a themed set of maps for you to go through.

Character Customizing

Of course, what’s MapleStory without the customization? You can change your hair and eyes and buy a variety of decorative equipment in the Cash Shop.

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I played it for a bit so I could show you guys! Here’s the server selection screen, there’s only one so far: Bera.

The character selection screen is very similar to regular MapleStory. You can have 5 characters at first and then you can purchase more.

When you create a character, you have to choose one of the five Adventurers and then you can choose your skin colour/hair/face/overall. The weirdest thing is I don’t think they even keep track of gender in this game, so you can have male/female hairs, faces, and equipment all mixed up.

You start off in Maple Island too. You can see the basic controls, the arrow keys in the bottom left and the jump key in the bottom right. In the top left, you can see your current HP, MP, level, Stamina, and the map you’re in.

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The Stamina Information window shows your current Stamina state (healthy), remaining time (2 hours), current experience/meso/item drop rate (100%), and it says that your Stamina information will reset every day at 4pm.

At the bottom, it says ‘Number of times you can completely heal’. I guess Stamina will be the limiting factor when you want to play.

The basic attack button appears beside the jump button as well.

Something that I think is different about MapleStory M versus the other apps Nexon has released is that it’s basically an MMORPG. You will be able to see other people playing at the same time as you, talk with them and party with them!

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In the top left, you can open the menu which includes the Cash Shop, Guilds, Achievements, Daily Tasks, Quests, Skills, Inventory, Buddies, Messages, and Settings.

MapleStory M has a Cash Shop. The main currency is obviously Mesos but it looks like you can get premium currency (the diamonds) called Cash to spend in the Cash Shop.

You can buy Cash equipment, nametags, pets (with skills like auto loot and auto potion), mounts, Star Force scrolls (which look like they’re the only way you can strengthen your equipment), Innocence scrolls, and town return scrolls (you can buy these with mesos too).

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MapleStory M has fully functional Guilds! You can create or join one, and people can set required levels as well.

The Achievements and Daily Tasks are things you can do in-game to earn Cash. Achievements are once per character (e.g. kill 13 Red Snails, acquire a pet) while the Daily Tasks reset each day (e.g. clear an Elite Dungeon, use 10 potions).

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The Quest window lets you see your in progress and available quests, and their related information like what you need to finish them and the rewards. You can also use the Navigate button to show you where you have to go.

The skill window is also opened through the menu.

Here, you can see all of your skills, separated into Active, Buff, and Passive. They’re all unlocked at various levels and you can use your skill points to level them up if you’re high level enough.

You can hotkey up to 4 Active skills. They’ll show up around the attack and jump buttons.

This is the inventory, where you can see your Equip, Use, Etc., Set-up, and Cash items. You can hotkey your use items for easy healing!

You can also see all of your equipment, Cash equipment, and pets (up to 3). There is also a Character Stats window that shows your current stats and more in-depth information on the right side.

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The User List shows you all users in the same map as you and their information, your buddies, your party, and your guild.

MapleStory M currently covers 4 areas: Victoria Island, El Nath Mountains, Nihal Desert, and Minar Forest. You can click on each of the dots on the World Map to access the Road Maps of each area, which show the specific maps.

There are merchants in every town that sell useful items and equipment. You can also sell items to them.

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You can use the Dimensional Mirror in each town to access Elite Dungeons. These are special dungeons with bosses that you can challenge with your friends. Each one has a different level requirement and you can only challenge them a certain number of times per day.

You can either create a room to invite your friends or use the quick entry option to be matched up randomly with other users.

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If you get bored of training, you can use the Auto Battle option. When it’s on, your character will move around and attack enemies by itself.

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Well, I think that’s about all. I’m actually surprised at how well they ported MapleStory, it plays pretty fluidly. And they used the same art assets so it looks the same too.

If you guys have tried it out, let me know what you think!

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  1. Anonymous
    January 31, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    So does this replace Pocket Maplestory?

    • Max
      January 31, 2016 at 9:05 pm

      I don’t think so, Pocket MapleStory is still up and it just got updated a few days ago.

  2. January 31, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    When 5th job advancement?

  3. Anonymous
    January 31, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    Is it ok if you post the skills for each class?

    • Max
      February 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      I would have but the CBT ended a bit after I posted this :<
      Maybe next time it's up!

  4. pixelc4t
    January 31, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I can’t wait for this to come to NA, looks really cool! I’m downloading it now to try it.

  5. Susan
    January 31, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    I want to try it out but can’t download this because of some sort of region block. I’m pretty sure there’s a way to bypass this. All it takes is some Googling but ehh… it is worth the trouble?

    • Anonymous
      February 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      It’s not. It ended shortly after max posted this article and they removed the game from the play store, the game just isn’t on there anymore. Search 메이플스토리 M for yourself and see. The icon and app shows up in the corner but the actual page has been wiped till their next beta presumably. It’ll be the third and likely obt.

  6. shroom
    January 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    The stamina thingy reminds me of maplestory adventures (the old facebook game).

  7. der
    January 31, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Well damn…how many gigs is it to install?

  8. Anonymous
    February 1, 2016 at 7:03 am

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    |  Thanks!!!! Nepu!!!! |
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  9. TheSunnieGuy
    February 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    So, it said it’s open to everyone from January 28th to February 1st. Does that mean it’s free until that time and then you’ve got to pay money to get it? And does it work on the iPad or anything like that?

    • TheSunnieGuy
      February 1, 2016 at 12:05 pm

      Oh, and what region is it for?

      • Max
        February 1, 2016 at 8:49 pm

        It’s only available if you have a Korean Google Play account but if you get the .apk file, you can manually install it and it will work fine.

    • Max
      February 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      It’s the CBT, it’s over after today so its not available to play at all.

  10. Wyllowisp
    February 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    Maplestory M’s first CBT.
    Maplestory first CBT.
    Maplestory 2 CBT.

    i can dream ;-;

  11. Anonymous
    February 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Really wish they would focus on the core game and fixing that up more instead of trying to distract us with stuff like Maplestory mobile

  12. Lordius
    February 2, 2016 at 12:17 am

    But will it be available in English?

  13. February 3, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Sooooooooo….Pocket Maplestory with more classic rules over mixed job classes?
    Looks nice, Nice to see the game branching out still

  14. Anonymous
    February 4, 2016 at 9:14 am

    sure maplestory on mac…

  15. name
    February 6, 2016 at 2:16 am

    sounds interesting, sounds like a time waster too, i have too many games and too much work at the moment and been very busy. Prob would still, but I don’t have android.

  16. Anonymous
    April 6, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Will it have a iOS version at this time ??

  17. tín
    June 20, 2016 at 2:31 am

    when new players are

  18. Mathew
    November 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Hey orange, do you have any idea whem the global release will be announced?, im really looking forward to it. Pls keep us informed 🙂

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