- Type: Free with In-app purchases
- Difficulty: Easy
- Gameplay Score: 3.5/5
- Value: 3/5
I was recommended to play this app by a friend who insisted that constantly tapping the phone was addictively fun. He was right…until my fingers cramped.
The goal of the game is to tap the phone as fast as you can to kill monsters. They do not attack you (though they attack your ally heroes) and you can’t die. The goal is simply to tap your phone to kill the monster. It’s ridiculously simple and easy to play and does not require much concentration.
It was addicting at first and I wasted quite a few hours just tapping away on my phone. Each stage would end with a boss that can only be killed when you reach a certain DPS and level and in order to level up you would have to gain gold. From this emerges the most impressive business model I have seen in any app so far.
It was satisfying to watch the HP bar go down and to see the gold rolling in and levelling my hero was easy. But when I got tired from tapping I would still constantly stare at my phone waiting for the fairy that when tapped, initiates a random event. The event gives you gold, enhanced stats, a LOT of gold, or even summon a clone to help you fight. However, the event is most often an ad. Watch 15 seconds of this commercial and you will gain [insert large number] gold. This is the first game where I don’t mind the ads. You heard me senpai. The ads bring in tons of gold each time it comes up and is well worth the 15 seconds they make you watch. The business model is incredible and even now I am impressed that they managed to get players to encourage the ads to play.
As you progress through the stages, it begins harder and harder to beat the boss. Your fingers eventually start to cramp and crack from repetitive movement. While the game does have a ‘prestige’ system where you can gain an ‘artifact’ that resets you back to stage one but with extremely enhanced stats that will eventually help you get through any difficult stages, the monotonous tapping and grind eventually got boring.
There is a system where you can play with friends and have them join your party where you can both tap your phone screens fiercely together. You can even hire ally heroes to help you fight
This was helpful to get past some of the harder bosses however even this got monotonous.
Overall, I do like the game but the repetition and constant grind to gain money and to level up your hero became tiring. This is a game where I would play while commuting to work, nothing more.
Let me know what you think!