Those familiar with Adventure Time will probably know that this crazy Cartoon Network show has a few games out there. Following on from the success of their Card Wars game, Card Wars Kingdom kicks things up a notch with an improved card combat system and more additional game features. Fans of RPGs and card gaming will love this free mobile game, which pokes fun at all the usual tropes in gloriously silly style.
Card gaming gets the Adventure Time treatment!
Based on the cartoon episode of the same name, Card Wars is a big parody of card games- the collectible kind where players pit cards with various statistics against each other. Card Wars Kingdom is more of the same, but greatly enhanced. Your card creatures battle in a much crisper, better drawn environment and there are various online additions like daily competitions. The average game consists of building a team from your card collection and battling it out with another team, using the combat values of the cards, magic attacks and more. There’s an insane amount of combinations with over 200 cards, so no two games are quite the same and you can have great fun unlocking each card. Most of the fun definitely comes from the madcap nature of the card descriptions, though if you like a game with a strong story or theme then you may miss out here.
More features than ever
Card Wars Kingdom excels in the sheer amount of features it has. Aside from battling your card creatures and using landscapes and ‘floops’ (you need to see to understand!) against AI enemies, there is a strong multiplayer element. You can play against friends, share and swap your cards and even better, borrow them. For example, a friend might have a strong card that you need, so you can just borrow it temporarily as a helper. Another huge addition is that when you aren’t content with your creatures, you can customize them in the Creature Lab, leveling them up and even fusing them together! This gives the game a lot of longevity and replay value as you build your perfect team. Lastly you can pick your hero or in-game persona from the cast of Adventure Time, such as Finn, Jake, BMO and others, with each one having a kind of special ability that changes the feel of the game. More heroes can be unlocked later. Couple all these features with improved graphics and audio and you get a great app experience, with the artwork matching the cartoon perfectly.
A strong card battling game in its own right
The great thing about Card Wars Kingdom is that it’s not just a parody of card games, but actually stands alone as a good card game itself. Fans of these collectable games will get a lot of fun out of the mechanics and fans of the series will be tickled by all the in-jokes and mad humour. You really get a lot for free with this game and fun extras like the Creature Lab give it that dash of something different.