Minion Masters is an fast-paced strategy-brawler with elements of hero collecting & gacha. This is a full F2P title that has a cash shop that includes purchasing heroes, skins & battle pass.
This is a heavily PVP focused game but does have single player mode for story-mode. Main PVP modes are a simple 1v1 or a team (2v2) play.
While the game was released back in December 2016, 5 years down the road, it is still getting constantly updates.
So the question begs, do I think it’s worth playing still in 2021?
This is a very standard summon monsters and defeat the other side’s King or in Minion Master’s case the Hero’s Avatar. Gameplay includes carefully position monsters, buildings or spells at the cost of “mana”. It’s simple yet effective combat system is enjoyable for all who enjoys this genre.
F2P Friendly ★☆☆☆☆
While being a F2P isn’t impossible, I do believe it is much easier to collect and progress through the game if you do pay. This is due to the lack of methods or quests to gain in-game currency. You get 1 daily quest, a chest with the prerequisite of 3 win per day as the main daily methods of gaining in-game currency. Otherwise, you would need to continue to rank up both Solo and Team badges for more loot. Thus fully hindering your progression as a F2P player.
Cash Shop ★★★☆☆
The cash shop is not the full fledged, here is what you can buy, buy whatever you like kind. It the “RNG” style where you get a small different selection per day or week, and nothing more.
If what you want is not there, you would need to wait for it to reset. I can see both good and downsides to this. While Hero Avatars are purchasable at any time of the day for both in game currency and premium currency. Lastly, as mention in the F2P section above, while you only get a small selection of special items daily/weekly, you are able to still purchase gacha rolls with in-game or premium currency any time of the week to do gacha rolls.
The artwork is what you would expect from a monster-like theme game with medieval elements. The artwork from both in-game and cards are very similar making it very easily recognizable.
While we know I tend to focus more of the PVP side of games, Master Minion main gameplay focuses heavily on real-time PVP. This makes this game super enjoyable as a side game. It would more than likely get boring real quick as a main game unfortunately, due to the lack of variety of different game-modes. While it offers solo, team and story mode, the core game itself does not change at all.