Screen shot 2010-01-25 at 10.57.30 PMWiSTONE's Symbian MMORPG has finally made it to the iPhone, Anrufen Online [App Store] is a free to try online game with two different classes, and realtime combat that pits players against monsters and even other players. The isometric viewpoint and graphical style reminds me a lot of Ultima Online, and reading WiSTONE's web site for Anrufen reveals a shocking level of depth that doesn't immediately seem apparent when aimlessly wandering around the game world on a free account inside of the few maps you're restricted to.

If you decide to subscribe, Anrufen Online will run you $12.99, paid quarterly. This gameplay video provided by the developers shows what you're capable of both while fighting monsters and other players as you progress in the game:

Reactions on our forums seem mixed so far, but in my time with the game there seems to be a lot of potential here if you can overcome the cumbersome menu systems which seem to be directly ported from the Symbian version of the game combined with an overly cluttered interface. Still, if you're looking to get your MMORPG fix on the go, Anrufen Online seems to be one of the more complete offerings available on the platform.

App Store Link: Anrufen Online, Free (Subscription: $12.99 quarterly.)

  • Deewin

    Interesting idea but I prefer to play mmo's through my PC or console because I like the idea of being social while I play!

    • mike

      hint: you're not being social when you play video games all day.

  • Deewin

    Interesting idea but I prefer to play mmo's through my PC or console because I like the idea of being social while I play!

    • mike

      hint: you're not being social when you play video games all day.

  • yeopremium.com

    just played for awhile. its like diablo 2. Worth playing

  • yeopremium.com

    just played for awhile. its like diablo 2. Worth playing

  • Raoupp

    Lol @ "being social while play" comment.

  • Raoupp

    Lol @ "being social while play" comment.

  • Jo

    "Anrufen" ?? lol! Its the german word for "to call"... weird!

    • MrMuesli

      God that music is off putting! I wonder what the Chinese characters mean over 'Anrufen'. I suppose they could have meant 'Anrufung' (invocation) or Bestimmung ('calling' as in 'fate'), or maybe they really did mean 'to call' and actually the main quest is to retrieve the great white telephone of Acadia and call God up on it! If that was the real in-game music, I could see myself completing that quest quite easily: /

      • http://thedailyapp.org jon

        契约 means contract or agreement
        http://hk.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=契約

        Not sure what they are getting at with that one.

      • http://rpg-fanatics.de Crish

        They actually ment the german "Anrufung" or "Beschwörung". I read it on their website when I first heard about the game. It´s a pretty stupid name if u´re from germany.

    • Oli

      More specifically "anrufen" means "to call s.o. on the phone" ("to call" is just "rufen"). The title sounds unbelievably weird in German... "Anrufen Online" -- maybe they meant to release a skype client :-P

  • Jo

    "Anrufen" ?? lol! Its the german word for "to call"... weird!

    • MrMuesli

      God that music is off putting! I wonder what the Chinese characters mean over 'Anrufen'. I suppose they could have meant 'Anrufung' (invocation) or Bestimmung ('calling' as in 'fate'), or maybe they really did mean 'to call' and actually the main quest is to retrieve the great white telephone of Acadia and call God up on it! If that was the real in-game music, I could see myself completing that quest quite easily: /

      • http://thedailyapp.org jon

        契约 means contract or agreement
        http://hk.mdbg.net/chindict/chindict.php?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=契約

        Not sure what they are getting at with that one.

      • http://rpg-fanatics.de Crish

        They actually ment the german "Anrufung" or "Beschwörung". I read it on their website when I first heard about the game. It´s a pretty stupid name if u´re from germany.

    • Oli

      More specifically "anrufen" means "to call s.o. on the phone" ("to call" is just "rufen"). The title sounds unbelievably weird in German... "Anrufen Online" -- maybe they meant to release a skype client :-P

  • breezy

    $12.99 minimum payment to play this fecking garbage?

    My god people get your heads screwed on! Sword of fargoal, bejewled, guerilla bob, minigore, all fantastic and cheap games that are just perfect on the platform.

    And now with the release of gta chinatown wars and final fantasy on it's way to us.. the iPhone is about to be widely accepted as a mobile gaming platform on the same level as the nintendo ds.

    With garbage like this (or elimate pro) on the app store looking to fleece stupid consumers with hilariously bad games that cost a freaking fortune to continue to play will ONLY serve to damage the plaform's reputation and line lazy developers pockets.

    DON'T invest in this garbage! Just don't do it!

    • $teve Job$

      None of those games are MMORPG's. How do you propose they pay for their servers that host the game? Magic? Also, it's pathetic that on the App Store $12.99 is considered a "fortune".

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      I'll decide what to pay for and what not, thank you. I think I'll pay for one month of this just because you told me not to. Looks like fun.

    • Nonstickron

      I don't see why people hate on Eliminate so much. Its fun and it's free.

  • breezy

    $12.99 minimum payment to play this fecking garbage?

    My god people get your heads screwed on! Sword of fargoal, bejewled, guerilla bob, minigore, all fantastic and cheap games that are just perfect on the platform.

    And now with the release of gta chinatown wars and final fantasy on it's way to us.. the iPhone is about to be widely accepted as a mobile gaming platform on the same level as the nintendo ds.

    With garbage like this (or elimate pro) on the app store looking to fleece stupid consumers with hilariously bad games that cost a freaking fortune to continue to play will ONLY serve to damage the plaform's reputation and line lazy developers pockets.

    DON'T invest in this garbage! Just don't do it!

    • $teve Job$

      None of those games are MMORPG's. How do you propose they pay for their servers that host the game? Magic? Also, it's pathetic that on the App Store $12.99 is considered a "fortune".

    • http://www.mentation.nl/thanatist/ Thaurin

      I'll decide what to pay for and what not, thank you. I think I'll pay for one month of this just because you told me not to. Looks like fun.

    • Nonstickron

      I don't see why people hate on Eliminate so much. Its fun and it's free.

  • Barely

    Does it work for you? I only got a black screen...

    • Nonstickron

      I got a black screen too, and waited and it eventually came up.

  • Barely

    Does it work for you? I only got a black screen...

    • Nonstickron

      I got a black screen too, and waited and it eventually came up.

  • Gavaphone

    The entire interface sucks =( They couldn't make it more polished?

    • Nonstickron

      The thing I hate the most is that huge scrolling text window. Yuck.

  • Gavaphone

    The entire interface sucks =( They couldn't make it more polished?

    • Nonstickron

      The thing I hate the most is that huge scrolling text window. Yuck.

  • momo

    :D anrufen online ... what a shitty name ^^ but i like these types of games :P the grafics sucks realy ... not the best

  • momo

    :D anrufen online ... what a shitty name ^^ but i like these types of games :P the grafics sucks realy ... not the best

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Nice competition for GraalOnline Classic, but the interface still needs a lot of work.

  • http://ifonekit.com bomber

    Nice competition for GraalOnline Classic, but the interface still needs a lot of work.

  • mt0708

    $12.99 quarterly, you best spend the money on PC mmorpgs. cause if you are planning on spending the money then:
    1. you are gonna hate it, so best save it on other games.
    2. get ready to spend more money on it.

    plus playing long hours (grinding) on a small screen iphone/itouch will drive you nuts!

  • mt0708

    $12.99 quarterly, you best spend the money on PC mmorpgs. cause if you are planning on spending the money then:
    1. you are gonna hate it, so best save it on other games.
    2. get ready to spend more money on it.

    plus playing long hours (grinding) on a small screen iphone/itouch will drive you nuts!

  • dustin

    I could not get passed the create a login part of the game. No matter what combo of username password and phone number I gave it just gave me some chinese characters back on the screen. So I could not play.
    they need to clean this up a little before releasing it.

  • dustin

    I could not get passed the create a login part of the game. No matter what combo of username password and phone number I gave it just gave me some chinese characters back on the screen. So I could not play.
    they need to clean this up a little before releasing it.

  • INTENSE

    only way mmo would work if it has very simple and comfortable interface. They going too much in to details

  • INTENSE

    only way mmo would work if it has very simple and comfortable interface. They going too much in to details

  • http://anrufen.wistone.com Edward Zhang

    Excellent Article. Anybody know whom to contact to reach the author of this Article?

  • http://anrufen.wistone.com Edward Zhang

    Excellent Article. Anybody know whom to contact to reach the author of this Article?

  • veggiedude

    I am hoping World of Warcraft comes to the Apple tablet. Fingers crossed!

  • veggiedude

    I am hoping World of Warcraft comes to the Apple tablet. Fingers crossed!

  • Randolph

    What a silly stupid name. A fantasy game called "to telephone", and there are no phones to be seen at all. Very very wierd, and not in a good sense...

  • Randolph

    What a silly stupid name. A fantasy game called "to telephone", and there are no phones to be seen at all. Very very wierd, and not in a good sense...

  • http://www.ituneskangoedkoper.tk bahemath

    It looks kinda promising, I'm just happy to see that someone actually entered the market to make an online mmorpg for the Iphone...

    But I don't believe that they will have a lot of subscriptions. Just because their payment methods ;)

    They should have done it like Playmesh does it and just make an app that gives you subscription (Playmesh for example their playmesh points in the appstore).

    Anyways :p that's just my two cents.

    More of this!

  • http://www.ituneskangoedkoper.tk bahemath

    It looks kinda promising, I'm just happy to see that someone actually entered the market to make an online mmorpg for the Iphone...

    But I don't believe that they will have a lot of subscriptions. Just because their payment methods ;)

    They should have done it like Playmesh does it and just make an app that gives you subscription (Playmesh for example their playmesh points in the appstore).

    Anyways :p that's just my two cents.

    More of this!

  • gom

    Bah, tried for a while. Bugs galore and tiny little people slaughtering boars. Pay subscription for two classes and a handful of levels? This is is probably a scam run by Nigerians. Sticking to Bedlam MMORPG--awesome game.

  • gom

    Bah, tried for a while. Bugs galore and tiny little people slaughtering boars. Pay subscription for two classes and a handful of levels? This is is probably a scam run by Nigerians. Sticking to Bedlam MMORPG--awesome game.

  • RayWang

    how do i pay sub. i get this message say "This is not a test user account Please creat a new account in the sandbox environment

  • RayWang

    how do i pay sub. i get this message say "This is not a test user account Please creat a new account in the sandbox environment

  • alikDx

    Do you love the game in which absolutely no balance between classes?, You love the game, which the Administration does not control? You love the game are in beta, and for which you have to pay? "(It is the English version of the game on the nokia) The choice is yours ... Ps in the game there are no substantial changes have more 6 months. . .

  • http://allkDx@ymail.com alikDx

    Do you love the game in which absolutely no balance between classes?, You love the game, which the Administration does not control? You love the game are in beta, and for which you have to pay? "(It is the English version of the game on the nokia) The choice is yours ... Ps in the game there are no substantial changes have more 6 months. . .

  • http://www.try2innovate.co.cc Abhishek

    Good game amazing thanks.

  • http://www.try2innovate.co.cc Abhishek

    Good game amazing thanks.