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Vivid Knight review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on March 9th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: CHIBI CRAWLER
This roguelite borrows ideas from auto-chess to create an experience with the combat depth of a full role playing game condensed into a tiny but mighty package.
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Super Auto Pets review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Campbell Bird on February 28th, 2022
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: CHEEKY CHESS
This auto-battler is a goofy, casual, and fun time so long as you don’t take it too seriously.
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Auto Chess - What is it and which one should you play?

Posted by Campbell Bird on June 25th, 2019

There has been an auto chess explosion on the App Store. Within just a few weeks, three games in this new genre have popped up and are all competing for your attention.

If you’re not sure what auto chess is, welcome to the club. This new genre was born out of a mod for Dota 2, which is a game based on a mod for Warcraft 3. After taking off on PC and having over 300,000 concurrent players daily, it was only natural for it to make the jump to mobile in a big way.

This has a lot to do with the gameplay of auto chess games. If I had to describe it, I’d say auto chess is like a slowed down version of Clash Royale, but with an in-game store that gives you random units to buy instead of using a deck of your own creation. There’s a bit more to it than that, but it’s focus on management and paced-out auto combat makes it relatively well-suited for touchscreens.

I’m sure it’s a kind of game that isn’t for everyone, but if you want to try auto chess out, you want to make sure you’re doing it right. So with that, I decided to check out the current offerings of auto chess on mobile to let you know which one you should be playing: