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The Wizard's Ruin is an arcade minigame developed by Pixtro. It is available in the Arcade in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description

The game takes place within a medieval fantasy side-scroller as Thog who was camping with his brother Grog, but his brother Grog gets taken by a sleazy evil wizard and Thog must save him by traversing multiple areas with a boss at the end of each stage. Thog must fight a plethora of mythical creatures with only his dagger and his magic.

Combat

Playing as a Thog, he has access to a dagger and magical powers, holding down the magic attack will cause lightning to destroy all surrounding enemies, and another button will super strengthen Thog. When Thog is superpowered he can punch enemies with his fists as a stronger attack.

Enemies

There are a multitude of enemies Thog must fight against such as:

  • Leprechauns
  • Fairies
  • Purple Orcs
  • Pale Green Orcs
  • Dark Green Orcs

Leprechauns launch gold coins at the player anywhere they are, as Fairies can fly to the player and attack at close range. Purple Orcs fight with fists, Pale Green Orcs fight with spears, and Dark Green Orcs fight with crosbows. Attacking crossbow bolts can stop them from harming Thog.

Grog Mode

There is a third option in the menu to play Grog mode which can be unlocked by completing the game as Thog. The gameplay is the same except that the player cannot use super strength and enemies drop more valuable items.

Challenges

There are three challenges available in this arcade game. Special T-shirts will be awarded to the player if they manage to complete each one of them. Completing all challenges will also award a trophy in the Arcade Trophy Case.

Feelin' Groggy

This challenge requires the player to complete the game as Grog. As mentioned above, the player will have to complete the game first as Thog in order to unlock Grog as a playable character. Playing as Grog is a tad bit more difficult than Thog since Grog can't level up or evolve so players will have to adapt their play style to be more cautious. Remember to use flying kick or magic tricks if you get surrounded by enemies. During the final boss stay close to the wizard so you don't take damage.

Completing this challenges awards the player with the The Wizard's Ruin Rescue Tee.

Platinum Sword & Coin Purse

These two challenges require the player to score at least 1.000.000 points and collect 950 treasures in a single playthrough, respectively. The challenges are best done at once in Grog Mode since enemies will drop more loot and allow the player to score more points. A lot of loot can be farmed during the boss fight in stage 3, just don't kill the giant spider and focus on killing the smaller ones and collecting their loot. Make sure of killing them closer to the center of the screen to avoid causing their loot to disappear off-screen and to have at least 800.000 points before going ahead to the final stage.

Completing the challenges awards the player with the Wizard's Ruin Loot Tee and Wizard's Ruin Vow Tee, respectively.

Completing all three challenges awards the player with three t-shirts (Thog Mighty Sword Tee, Thog Tee and Thog Bod Teee) and a sword shaped trophy in the Arcade Trophy Case. A copy of this trophy will also be available in the player's Penthouse to be used as decoration.

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Trivia

  • According to Lester Crest, The Wizard's Ruin was his favorite arcade game in high school, but "wrecked any chance he had of getting laid".
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