Gather a team of jungle critters and clash with random players and your friends in Critter Clash.
Form a team of lions, tigers, and monkeys and use different weapons, from rocks to snowballs, to crush your enemies.
Defeat your enemies by dropping them into the jungle floor or by knocking them all out.
Games like Gunbound and Flappy Birds are perfect fits for smartphones due to their control schemes and overall gameplay. Though fairly original, Critter Clash is highly comparable to both hits: it has the hilarity of Angry Birds and the awesomeness and intricacies of Gunbound. It is multiplayer-centric and like most games today, battles are fast and easy to pick up and learn. It features the various fauna found in Australia and across the world. After all the creators, Lumi Studios, is based in Australia. Thing is, will it be something you’d want to play or otherwise? Let’s take a look at what it has to offer:
In a nutshell, your goal in Critter Clash is to knock off all of your enemies’ critters to the jungle floor or by simply knocking them out. Battles are waged by two opposing sides of critters hanging on separate hangers. You have to either knock out individual critters or to simply break off one of the branches or fibers which keep them hanging together. To achieve this, you need to throw various objects at them. These include simple rocks to shurikens and snowballs.
Critter Clash’s aiming and shooting mechanics are similar to Angry Birds. If you’re worried about diving straight into enemy fire, don’t: the game forces you to go through a short multi-stage tutorial where you’ll learn about the game’s easy-to-learn and intuitive mechanics. After which, you’ll receive a couple of critters you can then add to your roster and use in battle.
Assembling a team is a little grindy, since you can only earn new animals by buying them in the shop. The animals take the form of cards, each with their own strengths and weaknesses as well as rarity levels. You can also upgrade your animal cards using spare ones. Remember, your animals decide which attacks you’ll perform and how strong your overall team is offensively and defensively, so be sure to assemble the best ones on your roster. It’s also important to adjust your team depending on the game mode you prefer.
Though the game looks hilarious and doesn’t look serious at all, there’s a whole lot of strategic depth behind it. For example, there are instances wherein you’ll have to decide whether to use rocks to knock out a troublesome critter or to use a shuriken or a bladed weapon to cut one of the ropes or chains holding a group of critters together. Even if the aiming and the gameplay mechanics scream casual, the decision-making is fairly complex.
Overall, Critter Clash is a game that mainly relies on the fun familiarity and it being similar to games like Angry Bird and Gunbound. It’s original enough to stand on its own while its cutesy yet hilarious graphics and art style stands up well among its peers. The game provides a solid PvP experience and even if it appears casual, it has a lot of strategic depth and decision-making which will definitely appeal to everybody. So, give it a shot and gathering and hanging your army of critters!