Battle royale has been going through a renaissance in the mobile space in the recent year, but the latest addition to this increasingly-crowded genre aims to offer something different to the market leaders.
Developed by Meerkatgames, Munchkin.io is an accessible take on this popular concept. You still get to take part in chaotic, multiplayer contests and murder random strangers, but this time it’s with cutesy characters, fantasy themes and virtually no learning curve.
The game has been designed from the ground up with tablets and smartphones in mind, and here are five reasons why it’s worthy of a place on your home screen.
Munchkin.io is one of those games you can simply pick up and play. Thanks to its stripped-down control scheme, everything about it is intuitive, even for genre newcomers. Not only does this make it a good fit for mobile, it’s also a worthy alternative to other titles from this genre.
Adding to the game’s accessibility, it won’t take up much memory on your device either. Munchkin.io demands little more than 70MB, so you’ll be in business in no time.
Strategy and variety
Although Munchkin.io has a lean file size and a gentle learning curve, that isn’t to say it’s lacking in strategy and content. There are various modes of play, including a 20-strong survival contest where the last one standing wins, and each calls for different tactics.
Moreover, everyone’s experience is sure to be different as your character’s progression path will be unique, for the most part. Each time you hit a new level, the rewards and items you earn are randomised, so no two characters will end up with the same box of tricks.
Munchkin.io deviates from the norm in other ways, too. For something completely original, check out Munchkin Ball, which is basically battle royale with added football.
Quirky, colourful visuals
Munchkin.io doesn’t attempt to ape the look and feel of the market-leading battle royale games. It sports cute, colourful visuals which are a great fit for mobile. Not only does this add to the game’s charm, it also gives it some extra family-friendly appeal.
No hanging around in lobbies
Waiting around in lobbies for a battle royale game to pair you up with a bunch of random strangers to kill can be a chore, but thankfully Munchkin.io does away with that. Fast-paced accessibility is the name of the game, and the matchmaking tool is capable of setting up a 20-player online contest almost instantly. Couple this with the game’s lean file size and intuitive learning curve, and it’s possible to get everything up and running within minutes.
It costs nothing to download
To say Munchkin.io offers plenty of bang for your buck doesn’t quite cut it because the game costs nothing to download. There are in-app purchases, but they’re entirely optional, so there’s no excuse to miss out on this one, whether you’re a hardcore battle royale contestant looking for a lighter alternative or a newcomer to the genre.
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