Everyone likes to indulge their inner
villain from time to time and Monster Wars allows garners to do just that. As
in predecessor Legendary Wars, where players took control of the good side,
here the monsters are the baddies and you’re in charge as you fight off the
goody two-shoe knights, elves and other pesky do-gooders.
Luckily, you don’t need any prior
experience with Legendary Wars as the story is set out as though you’ve never
played it before, using an intro and dialogue throughout the game. The first
world is largely a tutorial introducing you to the combat system and weapon
upgrades, but the overall setting is huge with several worlds in between that
are then divided into stages. It’s a lot of game.
Each battle features different
objectives but the general idea is to destroy your enemy’s castle across a
two-sided battlefield in a side scrolling format. As you delegate your army
across the map, the two armies meet in the middle with the screen becoming
jam-packed with action.
It’s easy to lose track once both
sides have built their army to a significant size; you’ll need to monitor all
of your units during the hectic battle. A single tap will take care of walking
and determining an enemy to target, but there are buttons on the screen that allow
monsters to perform special moves and players to group monsters together.
Now if that wasn’t enough, you also
need to collect gold by sending your gremlins scurrying to gather gold from
mines, but you need to tap the nuggets once they have been found or risk losing
them. These gremlins can also be upgraded to increase speed and various other
stats. There’s a lot to think about but it’s fun.
More and more monsters become
available as you progress. Summoning them costs gold, as do the upgrades, so
you need to be careful. The sunstone can be used for major boosts to stats on
single units too, but it’s all about careful planning as boosting some monsters
might be great for short term gain but as the battles intensify, might leave
The core gameplay is a fun experience
but the dialogue can run a little long and spelling mistakes are prevalent.
Controls are passable but can be clumsy when trying to group monsters, while
the Al isn’t always the most intelligent and can inadvertently send your monsters
to a rather stupid and pointless death.
Overall presentation is quite pleasing
with a great soundtrack. The story can drag but it fleshes the game out
nonetheless, and slaying the good and pure with your gruesome and evil monsters
is very satisfying. Monster Wars is a deep real-time strategy game overflowing
with action that will keep you on your toes.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch,
Requires iOS 4.0 or later
Updated: Feb 17, 2012
Size: 223 MB
Seller: Liv Games