MAGIC: MANA STRIKE REVIEW - Netmarble Delivers An Addictive MAGIC: THE GATHERING Mobile Gaming Experience
Today we take an in-depth look at Netmarble's mobile Magic: The Gathering title, Magic: Mana Strike and discuss what it is that makes it feel so addicting upon playing. Read on for our honest review!
Magic: Mana Strike was launched on January 30th for iOS and Android and from the moment I began playing it, I was hooked. It is a tower-rush style game while also being a card strategy game with all of the elements that fans of the Magic the Gathering universe enjoy.
Deck building makes for a fun experience, and a much less messy one when the cards you're playing with are digital. Each deck is led by a Planeswalker commander of the player's choice, and from there spells, creatures, and buildings to the mix. Each card has a number on it which donates how much mana is required for it to be summoned to the battlefield - and the mana builds up gradually over time.
I personally feel that the mana cost and build-up feature is implemented perfectly. It introduces another strategy element to the game so that players who simply use up all their mana at once get eliminated, meaning that a delicate balance must be obtained in the deck building stage in order to survive against a steady stream of opponents.
There are numerous Planeswalkers in the game, some of which are pictured below among the images we've shared with you, courtesy of Netmarble. These screenshots should provide readers with a good idea of what to look forward to when it comes to the mobile gaming experience of Magic: Mana Strike.
Matches last for three minutes, at which point if no one is in the lead an extra minute is added on. When one minute is left on the clock each player receives an extra Planeswalker which is heavily welcome as there are only three in the deck to begin with. Proper utilization of the Planeswalkers is crucial to winning against your opponents and ranking up, as they are necessary if you want to bring down the defense towers first, of which each player has three.
I found the combat of the game seamless and the strategy aspect of the mana cost very addicting. The numerous Planeswalkers make for even more replayability, the battles have a different feel depending who you take up as your deck's leader. Prior to taking this title for a spin, it had been at least four years since I was involved with anything Magic: The Gathering related, but as difficult to put down as it is, I have to give Magic: Mana Strike a five out of five.
Take a look at the screenshots and trailer for Magic: Mana Strike below and let us know if this is a game you'll be playing in the comments!
Magic: Mana Strike is a mobile combat game that brings spells inspired by Magic: The Gathering's cards and characters to life in a new genre. After losing a war with the Planeswalkers, Magic: The Gathering's most powerful villain Nicol Bolas creates a parallel universe to find the Planeswalkers' weaknesses.
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