Battle of Puppets Review
- iPod access available to players.
- Great visual design and style.
- Easy to use, straightforward controls.
- No leaderboard/online options.
- Only one main story mode to play through.
If you love simple base destroying RTS games, then Battle of Puppets is a worthwhile purchase.
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Ever since the 2008 release of Little Big Planet, the appeal of small puppets has grown exponentially; costumed ‘sackboys’ and various other mimics are quite common nowadays. In Battle of Puppets, you take control of a puppet master who in an attempt to reach Broadway with your show must use your puppets and fight against a rival performer and his equally cute puppet army.
Much like an RTS, players select units to create and send them out to fight the incoming enemies. Different units have different strengths and weaknesses and it’s up to you to use the most effective combinations to secure the win. Along your journey, you’ll also use a number of professions, which act as God-powers that hinder your enemies and help you immensely.
The small puppets have a lot of character as each army represents a well known Opera, such as Carmen, and dresses to suit the style. The bouncy music is well done but far from what you’d expect from the Opera influenced style, but players may want to capitalise on the game’s iPod access. The game features 3 match modes within the main mode; survival, battleground and fast battleground, but unfortunately this is a single player game with no leaderboard options.
If you’re a fan of The Wars, Trenches or any other castle destroying, real time strategy games then Battle of Puppets is a great play. It’s a bit sad that the game has a limited play life with no leaderboard options, but hopefully we can expect some further updates to keep things fresh and enjoyable.
DescriptionBattle of Puppets is an addictive, fascinatingly odd, and truly original linear strategy game. With a vibrant artistic style, it combines, the hallowed art of puppetry, with ruthless marionette combat!
"A distinctive art style and a plethora of cool features" - TUAW
"Battle of Puppets is absolutely oozing character and charm through its amazing art style and other really clever features... The amount of thought and small touches developers Small Wonders put in to the game is awesome." - Touch Arcade
"Visually appealing and with an operatic setting like no other" - Pocket Gamer silver award winner
"If this game doesn’t get nominated somewhere for graphical achievement, I just will NOT understand." - The Appera
"Battle of Puppets is top notch in terms of art design and visual effects. Animations of the characters, backgrounds, and battles are great." - App Smile
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You select and perform an opera in a series of 22 American theatres, each with its own custom backdrop of famous landmarks. Each competition then pits you as the puppeteer to strategically build units, upgrade your castle and outposts, and even cast spells using written gestures to destroy the opposing forces and win the affection of the crowd. With 6 professions to unlock, you can learn to repair your troops, mind control the enemy, boo the opposition, and more!
Each of the 5 operas vary significantly in terms of their relative strengths and weaknesses, unit types, building speeds, and most interestingly, how they are affected by changing weather conditions. Choose the best route across the country based on the weather in each city!
Battle of Puppets is easy to learn but the strategy is hard to master!
• 22 unique locations, each with changing backdrops for day and night.
• play as any of the 5 different armies, each representing famous operas.
• 20 distinctive unit types
• 3 game-play modes
• Battleground - destroy the enemy castle
• Survival - stay alive!
• Fast Battleground - destroy the enemy fast
• 3 difficulty levels
• 3 distict user profiles
• 6 unlockable professions let players cast magic on the enemy
• Multiple climates that affect your troops in battle
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