MapleStory is an MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game). In the game, the adversary, the Black Mage, was sealed away by heroes. Fearing his comeback, Empress Cygnus asks help from citizens of Maple World in order to ward off evil together with the Cygnus Knights. Players control a citizen of the Maple World and improve the character’s skills. Players must defeat monsters and interact with other players to trade in-game items. They can also form groups to help defeat monsters and share the rewards. Rewards can be in the form of useful items or Mesos, the in-game currency.
Maple World is divided into three parts – Maple Island, Ossyria, and Victoria Island. These places have various environments, such as lakes, roads, forests, gardens, and many more. The player has the freedom to decide where the adventure will take place. The character starts the game as a Beginner. Players must train and improve their character to get to go on more quests. Once the Beginner character is at level 8, the player can be a magician. When level 10 is reached, there are other classes and jobs available including Pirate, Thief, Warrior, or Bowman. Players can purchase more in-game items from the Cash Shop using real currency.