Qais Quest, a knightly platform Windows Phone adventure

Qais Quest

Qais Quest is a nicely animated Windows Phone platform game where you play the role of Qais, a lost knight trying to find his way home.

The graphics remind me a little of the Rayman series of games and the game play is your traditional platformer style with plenty of obstacles to jump, enemies to slay and gems to collect.

Qais Quest is a fun game to pass the time with and is available for low-memory devices. If you are a fan of platformers or just looking for a nice title to add to your gaming library, Qais Quest is worth a try.

Qais Quest Menus

Qais Quest is a multi-level platformer with a rather minimalistic main menu. The main menu contains links to your settings, the game's Facebook page, a link to the developer's credits and a link to head into game play. Settings are brief with only the ability to mute the sound.

Qais Quest Main Menu

The game currently only has one world that has thirty levels of play that are spread across five environments. Gaming controls are present on the gaming levels screen to help guide your player to the correct portal (level).

Qais Quest Levels

Speaking of which, gaming controls follow the games minimal design. On-screen controls include a virtual joystick in the lower left corner with jump and attack buttons in the lower right corner.

Game Play

Qais Quest's game play falls in line with your typical platformer styled game. You have a series of hills to jump across, a few floating rafts to jump on to and an assortment of enemies to slash your way through.

Qais Quest Zombies

There are also floating masks (not sure what they do) and gems to collect. Without any help section or tutorials, it appears the gems simply go towards your level score.

Qais lacks the ability to double tap the jump button for added height but can jump off walls to gain height. He can use this ability to jump from wall to wall to climb up cliffs. Levels more up the ladder will include an underwater sub, a spaceship and a run-away mine cart.

Qais Quest Water Hazards

As far as combat is concerned, Qais Quest is rather docile in this department. There are bosses to defeat (some of which can be rather intense) that will present a gaming challenge but the run of the mill minion goes down with a single slash of the sword. Qais lacks a health meter but it will only take a few hits from an enemy for the knight to go down.

Overall Impressions

Qais Quest has a lot going for it. The graphics and animations are well done, game mechanics are responsive and easy to get a handle on and the platform levels are somewhat challenging.

The game does have some room for improvement but it also grows on you the more you play Qais Quest. I wouldn't mind seeing a help section or tutorial to help explain some of the finer details of game play. Game play could also use a few more power-ups to help Qais make it to the end of each level. The mask, which I'm guessing is temporary protection, is a nice touch but the game could use a few more magical items lying around.

Overall, Qais Quest is a fun title for your Windows Phone gaming library. Some may find it a little on the vanilla side and hopefully future updates will add a little meat to the bone with Qais Quest.

  • Qais Quest – Windows Phone 8 – Trial/$1.29 – Store Link

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Reader comments

Qais Quest, a knightly platform Windows Phone adventure


Sorry... The "knight" part got my hopes up! I always Read the article before commenting though... That's why I said that.. Still hoping for a Big RPG game to come here! (don't say Order and Chaos. I lost my hope on that one because of lack of support)... I want normal local RPG Game! And maybe some RTS too... You can suggest me any that's good?

Yeah really, lets all buy $800 phone from a non pussy Os because we all have high paying jobs and live in a place where things are subsidized.

Coding and API's are different and sometimes a lot of tweaking is needed. If a small team of let's say 3 tried to throw everything out simultaneously they would have to hold back releasing on two already finished versions. Wpcentral already comfirmed porting from android to Wp could take as long as a month. Now big companies can afford to do that, but then again a large money hungry company only cares about sales. Square Enix for example. They have more content on iOS because its user base spends more(since a lot of android users use aptoide or download the packages online and root install which means losses for them) Once the community here starts getting larger and API's get easier to work with, then we'll see fully simultaneous releases of games. I'm not a mobile game buff so it's not really an issue for me.

Thank you so much. Comments like yours really enlighten the community here and explain even more than the article about the app and its benefits or not for each individual.

Well first of all it's 307 MB's, that's a lot for a game with not much graphics so I doubt it doesn't do anything sneaky in the device. Plus, it only got 4 reviews, 2 of them are 1 star and I can hardly see if the game has been updated, therefore it might be a complete piece of useless gum.

See what you mean from this comment. It's now has 5 ratings which are 2 1*, 1 3* and two 5*. The 1* are because the games crashes, maybe a fix required?

It has an average * rating of 3 so maybe a good game when not crashing. It has a trial (love WP for this option) so maybe trial first.

Meh, I really still think it's a waste of memory, considering it takes 1.7 G.B when installed, it has a Nice concept. Maybe I will buy it after it's optimized.