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6 Games Like Wizard101

Updated on September 23, 2013
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Wizard101 - A Fantasy MMO

Wizard 101 is a massively multiplayer online game developed by KingIsle Entertainment. Many kids and teens have been avidly playing the game since its release in 2008, and this popular MMO continues to see a steady rise in its population. Wizard101 is a truly entertaining game, set in a beautifully-designed fantasy world. The game is so fun that a lot of parents are even playing it with their kids.

One integral part of the game's success is its simple but overly delightful gameplay. You take on the role of a student wizard, starting out in a magic school of your choice and gradually learning the tools of the trade. You can team up with other wizards and engage in exciting duels. The game also features a variety of mini-games that involve pattern matching, memory and decision making. The overall ambiance of the game is absolutely enjoyable, and combined with the crude humor, there's almost no reason not to have fun playing Wizard101.

Are you looking for other online games like Wizard101? Here is a list of MMOs and a little glimpse of what you should expect while playing them.

6 Games Like Wizard101

Pirate 101

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The first on this list is a popular game that comes from the same developers of Wizard101. If you're tired of playing as a wizard, then you might want to become a swashbuckler in Pirate101. Simply put, Pirate101 is for pirates as Wizard101 is for wizards. Pirate101 features more mature content such as the inclusion of guns and cannons. But parents need not worry because the game is far from being excessively violent.

The combat in this game is presented in a board game style. You move the icon of your character on a grid, and the computer take care of the combat. There are lots of things to do in this game such as decorating your home, crafting items and sailing ships. Exploration is a large part of the gameplay, as you will travel to many islands, meet its inhabitants, and finish quests. Pirate101 is constantly updated with new content, so you will never run out of things to try out.

Club Penguin

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Club Penguin is a massively multiplayer online game developed by New Horizon Interactive. Aimed at kids aged 6-14, the game allows players to create their own virtual penguin avatars. Whether you like penguins or not, there's a great chance that you will have a lot of fun waddling around the snowy world of Club Penguin.

There are many things you can do in this game. You dress up your avatar and decorate its home. You can also interact with other penguins through chatting and participating in mini-games. The chat tool in this game allows players to enter the first few words of a sentence and finish it off by selecting from a list of pre-scripted text. This is designed to eliminate the use of profane language. Virtual coins are earned by playing games and participating in events and activities. Club Penguin encourages players to donate the coins they have earned to charity.

ToonTown Online

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Toontown Online is a massively multiplayer online game developed by the Walt Disney Internet Group. Released on June 2, 2003, it is one of the earliest MMOs designed for kids. It allows players to become toons and do a lot of fun quests and games. The game is highly entertaining and even parents would have a lot of fun playing it with their kids.

Cogs are your nemeses in this game. You can defeat cogs by using gags on them. Gags are funny objects of hilarity, and you will absolutely have a lot of fun while engaged in combat as you will experience the kind of humor typically seen in cartoons. Think about throwing pies and smashing cogs with whatever you can get hold of. Ultimately, you need to work with other toons to save the world from getting conquered by the pesky robots. The chat system of Toontown is also designed to keep kids safe from vulgar language. You can only choose from a list of pre-scripted text. You can also exchange codes with people you know to allow you to chat without restrictions.

Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall

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Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Cartoon Network and Grigon Entertainment. If you think you can only see your favorite cartoon characters on TV, then you should definitely check out FusionFall. Become a hero and get a chance to interact with your fave characters.

Dexter, the boy genius from Dexter's Laboratory, accidentally sends you to the future. You take on the role of a young warrior who wishes to stop the Planet Fusion creatures from invading your world. As you explore the game world and finish quests, you will encounter cartoon characters from different Cartoon Network shows. An interesting feature of this game is that you are rewarded less as you play the game more. It is designed to be played for 30 minutes at a time; play any longer and you will notice that you gain less experience and loot from monsters.

Roblox

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Roblox is a massively multiplayer online sandbox game created by Roblox Corporation. It is specifically designed for gamers aged 8 to 18. This is the perfect game for you if you want something that requires a lot of creativity. You will be able to design and build your own virtual world, share it to the community, and explore the works of others as well.

In Roblox, you have the ability to create your own virtual world and games. There is a basic design tool which helps you get started. If you are having difficulties, you can go to the extremely active player community and ask for help. It's really fun as you see massive amounts of progress as you play the game more. At first, you might just be able to create simple mazes, but as you get the hang of things, you will be able to build full cities. This is really an amazing game that enhances the imagination and creativity of young gamers.

Runescape

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RuneScape is a timeless classic. This medieval MMORPG is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest free MMORPG and the most updated game. Over 200 million accounts have been created in RuneScape, and the game's immense popularity and success do not seem to be getting any less. RuneScape 3 is set for release this July 2013.

RuneScape is set in the world of Gielinor. There really isn't a storyline to follow, and you are encouraged to explore the game world and set your own objectives. You can slay monsters, complete quests, and interact with other players through chatting, trading, and playing mini-games. Player versus player combat is also available for those who want more action. RuneScape is an old game and its graphics may not appeal to everyone, but it has managed to stand the test of time because of its simple but highly addictive gameplay.

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      Sarah Forester 3 years ago from Australia

      Great article, there really aren't enough games in this space I think and it's a huge market (only growing). If I had the know how I would probably publish a game in this space.