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Runestone Arena

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Runestone Arena is a Turn Based Strategy-Rpg Game.
Enter in a Fantasy Arena and fight to become the Champion! Hire Powerful Warriors, Wizards, Minotaurs and other incredible Gladiators. Buy Armors, weapons, and spells to improve your Team. Are you ready to become a legend in Runestone Arena?

The game contains the following outstanding gameplay features:

Gladiators: humans, elves, orcs, warriors, wizards...;
Every Gladiator has unique characteristics;
Equipments for each Gladiator;
Hours and Hours of Strategy-RPG fun!


Mouse (see also the Game Guide).

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WTF this is the most stupid game man you should make the character hit like 71% not 61% its hard to kill them and i have 5 characters the enemy has 3 and i lost this is a Bad game and no story or mission mode Boring Boring Boring


this game is very good but don't have so many weapons or armor
why you don't do a second game

Love it. It's on my favorites bar lol.

I love the balancing, and the fact that not only do you win and lose matches, instead of plowing through like a past reviewer stated, but also the enemy teams grow at nearly the same rate as you do. Very innovative, and with some improvements could truly be one of the most popular strategy games games on this site.

I noticed how quite a few people were having a lot of trouble, so I will give you guys some hints. Yes, magic is a little underpowered, but it can still be a lifesaver, especially in later matches when the tiniest difference counts, but the enemy is too strong for you to just rush in headlong to die.

Start off looking for some strong melee units that have not only good offence, but defense and melee hit rate too, with decent speed.. Golems are usually powerful, but slow and expensive. Minotaurs are really good but generally have low defense. I stuck with 1 minotaur and 2 orcs, who are far more balanced in terms of melee skill. I equipped all that I could afford to with the cheapest melee weapons there was besides the gloves, and they worked wonders on the early matches.
You probably won't win the first time through, but this is ok because it gives you some time to gather up some gold. As soon as you can get a mage and equip him with magic missile (shadow elves are good, but your best bet is with a specter. These units are born for magic use, and absolutely nothing else lol). Don't equip him with magic bandage, You will want a separate mage for that later, once you reach tier 2. Trust me on that.
All in all, I didn't use ranged weapons. Just a single mage with attack spells and another mage with healing. I had a perfect second tier and I only lost the first match of the 1st. I am into the league rounds now.

Hope this advice helps, and I hope the maker can continue to improve this game for us. lol.

Good, but tricky for me

I think it is a good idea, and an unexplored one, as this is the only game of this Elk I know of thats done it in a not-wannabe format (despite frantic searching, anyone find something like this please let me know :D), the tricky part is the difficulty curve, in the fact if you fall against the teams for some time, you don't get enough money in to defeat anyone, so lose more money, then lose. I, however, have put this down to me just being unlucky. Brilliant game, well made, fantastic job. If you make any more, I will make sure I am there to play it.


i thought this was a great game with some tweaks and improvements it would be truly excellent. i thought the difficulty was perfect i mean you actually lose some matches instead of just plowing through everyone you face. i think making the spells different or more useful would be nice since i didnt use them at all because i found them to be underpowered. Great game though id love to see a sequal