Version Reviewed: 1.1.1
App Reviewed on: iPhone 5
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Initially seeming like yet another Clash of Clans style game, Military Masters isn’t actually much like that at all. Instead, it’s a kind of Rock-Paper-Scissors style battle between tanks, ships, and planes. As is customary for any DeNA title, it’s full of in-app purchases, too.
While far from prudish or overly bothered by these kind of things, the inclusion of a scantily clad and busty woman serving as the game’s tutorial isn’t the most endearing of qualities for a game that’s far from sexual elsewhere. Still, she offers up some handy tips along the way. Essentially, you have a team of crafts and you have to duke it out with a similar number of foes.
It’s turn-based combat with your main options stemming from using special abilities and changing how much damage is inflicted. A random spin for each vehicle dictates how much damage they’re going to cause, with it possible to re-spin for the price of an ability point. You can also snag the first strike by hitting a blue box on the spinner, with being able to strike first can make all the difference in battle.
So, Military Masters is really a game of luck, but you can also affect your odds through upgrading. You can unlock new vehicles as well as upgrade them, all for a price and after plenty of grinding battles or skipping ahead through an in-app purchase or two.
Too often though, Military Masters feels quite unbalanced as you can easily be wiped out by enemy opposition. That’s just not very enjoyable, and it takes a while to progress far in this game. This is slowed down all the more by an energy system that restricts you to only so many battles in a row. Crucially, it’s lacking the personality to entice you in and encourage you to overlook such flaws. You’ll soon find yourself bored and wanting to move onto other fare.