Legend of Solgard is that latest game from King. But unlike the dev's Saga-style games, this one is aimed more at the midcore market. So you've got RPG systems, card-collecting, upgrading, fighting, and a whole bunch of other ideas thrown into the mix. And that can get a little confusing when you're starting off.
But since we've put loads of time into the game, we thought it was only fair to share some of the secrets that we've found with you, our loyal and aesthetically pleasing readership. So that's exactly what we're going to do in this article.
If you've got your own tips to share, feel free to throw them in the comments at the bottom of the page. And if you're looking for guild members to join you in the fight against the end of the world, chuck your guild name in the comments as well.
Watch your matches
The different creatures you're matching in the game have different skills that occur when you join them together. You need to familiarize yourself with the roles that the different monsters have, and then use them to your advantage.
Some creatures will wait a turn before attacking, even in their simplest form. Some will throw out attacks the second your turn comes to an end, and some will even provide protection for your other fighters when you're under attack.
It's not always possible to make the matches you want, or need, but when you've got an opportunity to use what you've got to your full advantage, you should always take it.
Who's going to hurt me?
It's important to quickly get to grips with what the most dangerous enemies you're facing are, and work out plans to take them down. These are the ones that are going to do you the most damage, and you've got two options when it comes to dealing with them.
You can either try and take them out, or try and make sure you've got a strong defence that's going to cancel out their attacks. Usually you're going to have to do something in between the two, building walls and chaining together attacks.
It's rare that Legend of Solgard offers you an ideal solution, but if you keep losing a match then it's a good bet that you've been focusing on the wrong enemies.
Do the challenges
Every day you're going to be given a set of five challenges to try and complete. You should be aiming to do this as often as possible. They're never particularly difficult, and aside from waiting for a few cool down timers, they shouldn't take you too long.
But they'll give you some pretty impressive rewards that are going to make tougher fights that little bit simpler. The same goes for the daily login bonus. Even if you're not planning on playing for long, dipping in every day will ensure your coffers are filled.
Strengthen where it counts
As you play through the game, you're going to get the chance to toughen up your creatures. When you're comfortable with the roles they play in battle, it's a good idea to focus on toughening up specific skills.
Read the descriptions of the skills, and the runestones, and try and work out where your spending is going to be best rewarded for the way you play. It's also worth remembering that levelling up your characters gives you XP, which will unlock even more in the game.
Join a guild
If you want to get the most out of the game, then it's a good idea to join a guild as soon as possible. There are daily challenges you'll need to be in a guild to complete, and the rewards for being part of one are well worth it.
It also means you're going to have something else to do when you've run out of energy or found yourself struggling with a single player level.
When you're in the treasure caves, avoid making blockades at all costs. Nothing's going to attack you while you're in there, so any characters you match up in a defensive position are, to all intents and purposes, wasted.
Also remember that hitting the back wall of the crystal caves will cause rocks to dislodge from the ceiling. They'll fall down and smash what's underneath them, adding more to your final rewards.