Hothead Games, developer and publisher of the Kill Shot series, is ready to deploy its next mobile title. This time the studio is taking on industry juggernaut Clash Royale with Mighty Battles – a lane-based arena game that fuses battle arena strategy with first-person shooter gameplay.
Mighty Battles sees you facing off against opponents in real-time 1v1 battles with a simple objective: destroy the enemy base. Players do this by building a deck of cards that represent a variety of cartoon-style army units.
These include rank-and-file troops, hulking grenadiers and rocket troopers, and even vehicles like tanks and helicopters. Hothead says that there are 40 different units to collect at launch and that you’ll have to balance attacking enemy strongholds and defending your own base to achieve victory.
So far so Clash Royale, you might think, but Mighty Battles brings the player much closer to the action. When you try to call on a new unit you’ll need what the game calls Deployment Points. These are earned by controlling your base’s main turret and shooting down enemy grunts.
Mastering both the tactical and FPS gameplay will be crucial for those hoping to climb up the game’s leaderboards and earn in-game medals. You can also join forces with other commanders in clans. Here you can donate units to other clan members, play practice rounds, and compete with rival clans in weekly events.
Mighty Battles is available to download from the Google Play Store (and the iOS App Store) from today. The game is free-to-play and so it does contain some freemium-style elements like loot boxes (dubbed Victory Crates), but Hothead says you’ll unlock plenty of units, upgrade resources and currency just from defeating your enemies.
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