Crystal War Review
- Action strategy gameplay.
- Beautiful pixel-art and digital artwork.
- Intuitive controls and interface.
- No multiplayer or social features.
- No playable goblins! :(
Crystal War is a brilliant mix of action and real time strategy elements used to create a seriously absorbing battle system, but once you've unlocked most major upgrades things tend to get repetitive.
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Crystal War by GNC INTERACTIVE has taken its basic inspirations from obvious sources and brings their own spin to the Trenches style of gameplay with a touch of Warcraft to create something truly fascinating.
Opponents are placed at either end of the screen, often requiring some scrolling to reach the other side, while crystals (the game's form of currency) fill the land between. Harvesters can gather the crystals, which then goes towards purchasing units in order to push back your enemy and hopefully crush their leader. Extra cash and mana for special attacks can be earned from defeated foes, while tapping your units gives them a quick boost in speed at the cost of a little of their health.
Players will need to manage their income carefully, pushing out new units to counter the incoming horde while ensuring that new harvesters are produced to replace any that have perished, while units and skills can be purchased or upgraded between battles. Modern 16-bit inspired pixel-art is used for the humans and goblins, each looking absolutely fantastic set against the various backdrops found in the game.
It's so disappointing that you can't play as the goblins or against other players in a multiplayer match, especially as the campaign mode varies so little once you've unlocked most of the units. Crystal War is a unique strategy title with familiar elements that only slightly misses the mark without additional features, but for most action/strategy fans it's still a must try title.
DescriptionAn astonishing shocking fun RTS game Crystal War’s goblin version has been updated!
U can play the game as goblin!!!
● #1 Paid App in Japan, France, Spain, Russia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Denmark.
● #2&3 Paid App in Italy, Germany, UK, and US.
● Got featured in What’s hot and What we’re playing.
●” Crystal War is a fun game with a good concept.” – 148apps review
●”Stage backgrounds are beautifully drawn on multiple layers, with parallax scrolling effects.” - no dpad review
●”It's a far more tactically nuanced game than you might expect. There’s a large degree of strategy involved with the creation of your army because of the economy and the value of each crystal earned.” – pocketgamer review
●”クリスタルをためて、兵士を派遣していくCartoon Wars タイプの戦争ゲーム。これに鉱夫システム、HP引き替えダッシュ、危機一髪のDivineなど、新鮮な要素が盛り込まれていて、気分良く熱くなれます。
シンプルかつのめり込めるやり込める良ゲーが久しぶりにやってきましたね。” - appbank review
●”Este juego si es fabuloso. Un concepto nuevo, se nota que han esforzado mucho para que sea un juego diferente que otros. Me encanta!!” – user review
●”This exuberant mixture of role-playing and real-time strategy is immaculately presented and intensely gripping.” – user review
●”This is simply a great game, one of the best. And now with the endless mode with the cards, you get a slightly different game experience compared to the campaign, great stuff!!” – user review
[Crystal War] is a Real Time Simulation Game that adds a strategy element of using natural resources on a defense genre game. Crystal War has been launched on the 21st of June with good evaluation of the game websites and the users.
On the same day, it ranked first place in Japanese appstore on strategy game category, and began a good initiation on other international appstores as well.
With v1.1 update that was carried out on July, we could manage iOS4, dealing rapidly with the feedbacks of the users and at the same time fixed the major bugs and came out with new balanced update.
Finally, the endless mode which was strengthened from the campaign mode with new rules, Achievements System using OpenFeint, and adding some ranking services are planned to be upgraded at the end of July.
The world was maintained by a holy crystal power. One day, the Elf and Human were attacked from Goblin who accidentally discovered the means to use the holy crystal power. And the balance of world was breaking down.
Now, Elf-Human alliance is going to begin the counterattack to retrieve their land back.
How to play and Tips:
- Mine the crystal, and produce your units to defend against enemies and attack opponent's chief.
- Cast various magic skills; make a success of a divine chance to overcome a crisis.
- Collect Blue orbs from opponent units to lessen the skill cooling time.
- Reveal new units with gold which can be earn during the battle, and Upgrade them.
- Upgrading mine workers and crystal skill can give you great advantage.