Hey There, Card Sharks:
If you’d like to see how much we enjoyed (to a point) all this card-collecting and fighting, check out our Elune Saga review!
So, you liked the look of card collecting/RPG mash-up Elune Saga and you’ve gone and downloaded it. Now you don’t know what to do next or how best to save the world? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered with some helpful tips and tricks on how best to handle everything. They should ensure you’ll be the finest fighter out there in no time.
You’ll soon see that friends are important. You can recruit another player to help you out in battle, which is particularly handy when you haven’t got a full complement of 4 heroes yet.
Add new friends often. The game recommends some fighters and you should definitely add them. They’ll come in handy.
Save the best fighters for boss battles and anything else that’s going to challenge you. You can only use them once every few hours, so make it count.
You’ll soon end up with plenty of souls/cards. Don’t bother keeping those with only one star. Instead, use them to upgrade your better souls, especially the rare ones. After a time you’ll find yourself doing this with two star souls, too.
Equip your best characters with these highest star quality cards for the best results.
Gold is partially gained through completing achievements. Pursue these achievements. They rarely involve going out of your way anyway, and gold is useful.
Save up Soulstones. They come at a reasonably steady rate, which is convenient as 30 buys you a new soul/card. Save them up till you’ve got enough for two. Buy two in a row and the second one only costs 27 Soulstones. The 3 stone savings adds up!
The arena unlocks fairly early on but that doesn’t mean you should try it. Wait a while until you have a full 4 character squad, build it up, then consider checking out the arena. It’s tough!
Also tough but rewarding are the time-sensitive quests that come with the dungeon unlocking at level 8. Do these often but bear in mind that you need to be well equipped to stand much chance of success.
Replay earlier missions. They’re great for easy experience and gold. You can set the game to auto and set aside your iOS device to do all the work for you.
Positioning can make all the difference between success and failure. Put your low health units and healers at the back while the stronger units go to the front. Most of the time, the units at the front will take the most damage.
Target enemies that can stun you first. If they stun you, you can’t move for a few turns, which instantly reduces your firepower. Don’t let that happen!
Calling All Dragon Riders:
Want to know what we liked (and didn’t like) about all this fantasy fighting? Check out our Mark of the Dragon review!
Mark of the Dragon from Gamevil is a strategy/battle game that plays similarly to Clash of Clans. There’s one twist, however: you can breed dragons and raise them to be rideable war machines. Not surprisingly, this small gameplay tweak is pretty cool.
But fighting isn’t easy – even when you’re commanding things from the back of a giant lizard. Here are some tips and tricks to help you succeed in the dragon war.
Keep the Home Base Safe and Stocked
Guard your eggs – Dragon eggs are arguably your most valuable resource in Mark of the Dragon. They take time and effort to breed and hatch, and the resulting offspring forms the backbone of your assault force. Other players can steal eggs during a raid, so defend them accordingly. Build walls around your nest, and put weapons nearby.
Upgrade your resource depots ASAP – Upgrading the most important structures in your base, like your headquarters, requires a lot of resources – more than you can hold when you first begin playing the game. It’s extremely important to upgrade your resource depots whenever possible so you can amass the iron and wood necessary for major building projects.
Raids provide tons of resources – Low on wood or iron? Mark of the Dragon’s single-player campaign provides opportunities to score tons of resources. Get out there!
Become the warrior cursed by an evil dragon in this action adventure game and fight against the forces of chaos and evil. You can even join together with your friends to explore dungeons or defeat other players in live 3 v 3 combat and raid the World Boss in parties of up to 6. Darkness Reborn has a ton of items and achievements to collect as well.
You can download Darkness Reborn for free on the App Store.
GAMEVIL has announced that their live MORPG, Darkness Reborn, is officially coming to iOS on 11/18.
You’ll take on the role of Damien: a brave knight who faces off against an evil two-headed dragon named Belphegor, but gets cursed for his troubles. You’ll be able to play alone or with your friends through PvP battles, co-op dungeons, and boss raids.
GAMEVIL is also running a pre-launch event for Darkness Reborn, where if you sign up by November 17, you will receive one of two exclusive epic in-game weapons. You can sign up for the pre-launch goodies here.
Mark of the Dragon, by GAMEVIL, puts you in the saddle of your very own army of dragons. Build your kingdom as you organize your army and eventually lead the charge against your enemies lands. You can control your troops or go first-person as you storm the castle on the back of your dragon.
Mark of the Dragon has over 130 dragons with different characteristics and players can level-up their favorites with specific classes. Mix and match in breeding to create the very best dragons to ride to battle.
Mark of the Dragon will be available worldwide on the App Store this November.
Darkness Reborn, by GAMEVIL, is a fully synchronous MORPG that will launch on iOS this fall. You will be able to play the hero in a fantasy world, on his quest to fight the evil two-headed dragon and save the cursed land.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on September 29th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
GAMEVIL has released a new update for Kritika: Wrath of the Pirate King, which includes a whole new character class: the Shadow Mage. The Shadow Mage is focused in close combat and attacks that inflict heavy damage. They can also bind enemies with their shadow magic.
GAMEVIL has also changed up a few other things, such as the daily bonus being 28 Days instead of 7, gold earned by defeating monsters has been doubled, and they have reduced the monster wave time limit.
You can check out the new Shadow Mage for Kritika: Wrath of the Pirate King for free on the App Store.
GAMEVIL‘s Kritika: Chaos Unleashed for mobile which got it’s soft-launch in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand this past week is being released world-wide July 15. The game is a hack and slash style RPG with monster waves, crafting, and character customization.
GAMEVIL will be holding an online pre-registration event for players. If you register you will receive a limited-time avatar (Berserker or Cat Acrobat) and a special item for your character.
Kritika: Chaos Unleashed will be available on the App Store later this month.
Gamevil’s ringing in 2014 at GDC with the announcement of five new games to be released worldwide. Operating under the thought that hardcore online multiplayer games may be big in 2014, here are the new titles they announced at a press conference:
Zenonia Online: Gamevil’s popular action-RPG series goes online for the very first time this year. Already out in Korea, this entry will not skimp on the action-RPG gameplay, but will add in MMO features like lounges to meet with other players, eventually partying up to take on the game’s levels. As well, there are battle royale and PVP modes to participate in for competitive gameplay. This one will release worldwide later this year.
Dragon Blaze: This “simulation RPG” has players gathering a team of heroes, leveling them up and battling them out against other teams of heroes and villains, with the ability to participate with up to 3 other players in real-time. The global launch in the 3rd quarter of 2014 will debut the game’s online PVP mode as well. The game has been a hit in Asian territories where it reached #1 on the App Store top grossing charts according to Gamevil, so it could be an intriguing and very popular US release.
Dungeon Link: Built off of the popular “connect the dots” style of games, players build up a team of four heroes, and then battle enemies in an arena where they must try to connect as many tiles as possible between the four sets of color points in order to attack the enemies, with more tiles meaning more damage. Gamevil claims over 2000 dungeons will be available to fight in. Expect this one in the 3rd quarter of 2014.
Elements: Epic Heroes: Revealed for the first time at their GDC press conference, Gamevil showed off this 3D action-RPG for iOS and Android. Featuring online play with touchscreen-friendly controls, players will level their heroes and fight through various dangerous environments for glory when it releases later this year.
Mark of the Dragon: Gamevil finally revealed their take on the Clash of Clans genre of game that has become popular. Build defenses, train attackers, and go after enemies. Their game’s big difference is that players can summon dragons which they control to attack specific enemy structures, giving this well-worn genre a potential fresh take. This one is planned for summer 2014.
Posted by Stephen Hall on March 6th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Not to be confused with Autumn Dynasty Warlords, a new game from GAMEVIL that goes by the name of Dynasty Warlord is now available on the App Store.
Dynasty Warlord is a social network RPG; it’s the second installment in the “Warlord Series” and succeeds its predecessor, Monster Warlord. The game includes both co-op and PvP modes, allowing you to complete quests and battle rival warlords with other players across the globe. Players are furthermore able to join “massive guilds” to obtain in-game perks, and work their way up the game’s real-time ranks for special bonuses and prizes.
GAMEVIL recently launched Dynasty Warlord on the App Store, and you can grab it today for free.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 16th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamevil has released Kiwi Dash; a new free-to-play casual runner with lovable Kiwis and evil cats. It’s up to players to jump, dodge, dash, and fly their Kiwi to obtain the Totem that’s been stolen by the cats. Players are able to increase their received bonuses and score by partaking in daily and weekly missions to level up their Kiwis.
“We’re excited to launch Kiwi Dash as it marks our first take on the casual, sideways runner,“ stated Kyu Lee, President of GAMEVIL USA, in a press release. “We’ve learned a lot collaborating with Vanilla Breeze, and we feel confident that the game will appeal to a wide casual gaming audience around the world.”
Posted by Andrew Stevens on January 13th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Monster Warlord, Gamevil’s social network RPG, went beyond 10 million installs worldwide and earned more than 1.9 million dollars in sales last month alone. With the new achievement, Gamevil released an infographic to provide players with a little more statistics from the world of Monster Warlord.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on December 17th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Gamevil has launched its latest title, Kaizin Rumble: World Domination – a trading card RPG with over 750 cards to collect. In celebration of its launch, Gamevil is giving out early bird specials to those who redeem the code “KAIZINWORLD” during the first seven days of launch. This code gives users a $30 value booster pack for beginning their journey into the land ruled by the evil Kaizin race.
Gamevil has launched a new pre-order deal for its upcoming trading card RPG game, Kaizin Rumble, which is set to release next week on the App Store. This pre-order “bonus” lets players receive a $60 dollar starter pack that includes two limited edition cards. The deal is limited to the first 30,000 users who sign up.
Posted by Andrew Stevens on June 13th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Steel Commanders, a card-based mechanical warfare game, is now available in the app store. It’s the players job to use a good strategy to defeat enemy defenses while also keeping their own defenses safe. “We are sure that fans of sci-fi mechanical warfare and TCGs alike will appreciate the depth that comes with the game.” said Kyu Lee, President of GAMEVIL USA, in a press release.
Check out the trailer below and then go begin your fight against the alien invasion!
We sat down with Eric Cho of Gamevil today, to take a quick look at Steel Commanders, an upcoming card ballte, trading card game coming this Thursday to iOS and Android. It’s a science fiction-themed digital card game with factions, PvP, and some gorgeous artwork. Check it out:
I play games on my iPhone a lot, as I’m sure many of you reading this do. The thing is, while many iOS games are great in their own right and function well for gaming in small bursts or extended sessions, there aren’t a whole heck of a lot that can be picked up, played, and stopped at the drop of a hat. Oh sure most can be suspended but I’m talking about games that actually allow you to quit entirely and come right back to where you left off no matter how long that may take. Games that auto-save constantly, can be saved at any time with a single button press, stuff like that. Here are our picks for four of the best.
Penny Arcade The Game: Gamers vs. Evil
Most of Playdek’s card games fall into this category but I’ve chosen this one because it’s the most recent. And because I happen to really like it. Gamers vs. Evil tracks progress in each match, however many there might be at once spread out over single and multiplayer modes. This means you can play a single hand or even stop in the middle of one, quit for whatever reason, and then start it right back up again from wherever it left off. It’s as perfect for micro-gaming sessions as it is for lengthy ones.
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2012-12-19 :: Category: Games
I’ve been thoroughly enjoying this 2D Minecraft-like since its release for many reasons, but it’s the save system that’s always impressed me the most. Pausing the game at any point will save progress automatically, so stopping at a moment’s notice is never a problem. Even more impressive is the way Jack’s inventory can be saved and transferred between worlds, so even if you get tired of your current game you can always start a new one and keep all your cool stuff.
Game Dev Story
Kairosoft’s first iOS release continues to be their greatest as far as I’m concerned, but really all of their games are perfect for quick starts and stops of game time. That big Save button sitting on the main screen for every single one of their titles that saves progress instantly makes it incredibly easy to stop what you’re doing and get back to actual work. Not that I’m condoning that sort of behavior, of course.
iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Released: 2010-10-09 :: Category: Games
Much like Kairosoft, GAMEVIL also has the handy Save button down pat. Their action RPG series is plenty of fun and this most recent release is absolutely packed with features, and yet they’ve (thankfully) kept the one that makes it the easiest to play whenever and wherever. It’s comforting to know I can tap once to save and then bolt off of my train without having to worry about losing all that progress.
Nothing says “Holiday Season” like an Advent Calendar, right? Well the folks at Pocket Gamer, in collaboration with a lot of very generous and generally awesome developers, have set up a special one just for you, the iOS gaming enthusiast. Starting next Monday, 12/8, they’ll be giving away one top-rated premium game for $0, for […]