Years have gone by since I was younger.
I remember playing these games back on Nintendo Gameboys.
I remember there was many games that used this kind of style that never made it either.
It is great to see Nintendo bringing some of the classics to Mobile Gaming.
Tactical Strategy RPG with Gacha Elements, what could possibly go wrong?
This version, Heroes is based around using various Fire Emblem characters from their previous Nintendo games. You are able to summon Heroes either through missions rewards, achievement or summoning them using Orbs, or simply gacha summoning.
Heroes have unique strengths and weakness that differentiate one from another. Each hero has a different set of abilities and stats, as well as a favoured weapon for use in battle. In addition to this, each hero has a maximum growth of 40 points to all of their stats, which means that all heroes have the same potential after reaching level 40.
However, heroes summoned via Orbs are subject to a Boon and Bane system. One of the five stats will gain a bonus while another will drop. The rarity of the hero affects their starting stats, growth rates, and skills.
In summary, pray to the RNGesus for all the 5* summons.
The combat is pretty smooth, it is a board/grid game after all, you can have fighting animation or can be disabled, it is up to you to choose. Never-the-less, it’s combat is what you would expect from playing Fire Emblem growing up.
F2P Friendly ★★★★★
I have spent countless hours since I started playing this on my mobile. I remember playing this during my trip to Peru back in 2017, and countless more on my phone and iPad, this game is beyond addicting. Just like Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Links, I have never once felt any sort of pressure to resort to using real money to purchase anything. I get enough orbs in-game to keep myself happy.
Cash Shop ★★★★☆
The cash shop is just like all gacha mobile games out there, you have package and you have gacha. Very P2W style marketing. While when you gacha summon, it does feel much more expensive summoning than another mobile game like Monster Super League. Due to the fact you don’t get 10+1 rolls like most gacha systems.
The artwork in this game is just like it was years back, Retro chibi style. Although, I do like this style, I would perfer a touch up with the graphics making it crystal clear and crisp.
This is a pretty fun game that can be played on the side if you are looking for more of a strategy game to play. They have tons of game-modes to keep you interested although they is an energy system to stop addicted players from playing all day.