Monster Wars

4/14/2012 8:54:30 PM

Description: Monster Wars

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.

Description: Monster Wars

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 you wanting.

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.

4.5 stars

1752 Ratings

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Requires iOS 4.0 or later

Price: $0.99

Category: Games

Updated: Feb 17, 2012

Version: 1.1

Size: 223 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Liv Games

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