Melvor Idle developed by Games by Malcs and published by Jagex brands itself as a Runescape inspired idle game. The premise of the game is quite simple – a huge variety of interconnected skills that you can level up in various ways. The list of skills includes things like woodcutting, mining, smithing and farming with even more being available in the premium version. You can grind these while you afk or idle, as each skill level increases you can unlock more aspects of it. All the various skills are interconnected – the items you get from one may be used on another skill, which then in turn will impact or allow you to do something in yet another. From crafting items to fishing there are plenty of ways to make money in the game.
The premium version will unlock quite a few additional skills that will allow you to develop even further, explore new areas in combat as a Slayer. It adds some pretty interesting elements like summoning which can give you the ability to enhance the yields from other skills each time you complete them. The combat also has a surprising amount of depth with a variety of enemies and areas to fight in, dungeons to take on and even Slayer quests that challenge you to take on specific enemies.
The full version of the game will set you back around £8.99 but for that you do get quite a good amount of new skills to level up. Getting the premium version early in the game pays off as a lot of that early loot can be used to level up a lot of the other abilities. While it does feel like it is a bit on the expensive side it does provide quite a lot of additional gameplay so it can be somewhat justified. 15-20% cheaper would make it an obvious choice.
Overall the game is highly addictive, the sheer amount of skills to level up and the way they are all interconnected make for a really good idle experience. The combat also adds another layer to the game, especially for more active play. The game is well thought out, simple and really delivers in terms of depth. As far as idle games go, this one is definitely worth checking out and will keep you coming back for ages.
- Sometimes you need to scroll down once you’ve selected an option to see more details
- Mining is a good skill to focus on initially as it links to smithing, which is a great way to make money, armour and other useful items
- Coal is really important in a lot of smithing recipes
- You can get coal from firemaking or mining
- You can get seeds for farming from woodcutting (via bird’s nests) or from fighting farmers in the farmlands
- Check what upgrades you can use your bars (or other items) for before selling them off
- Don’t bother with armour upgrading until you’re at least with Mithril armour or higher level
- You can view your pets and their bonuses from the completion tab
- If you need to improve your block/attack rating for new gear you can just grind an easy mob for an extended period of time
- Try and get the Amulet of Looting as early as possible from the Spider Forest dungeon
- Check out the beginners guide on the wiki: https://wiki.melvoridle.com/w/Beginners_Guide
- Wiki: https://wiki.melvoridle.com/w/Main_Page
- Game link (browser): https://melvoridle.com/index_noads.php
- Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1267910/Melvor_Idle/
- Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.malcs.melvoridle&hl=en_GB&gl=US
- App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/melvor-idle/id1518963622