Known for the Badland series, independent studio Frog Mind has taken different paths in Badland Brawl, a frantic and completely competitive online game.
Its colorful and detailed visuals hide a visceral combat between two players, with the aim of destroying the opponent’s tower. To do this, use your card deck to place units on the battlefield, as in games like Clash Royale.
The big difference is that the characters are thrown through a slingshot, as is done with Angry Birds, trying to intercept the units of the opponents, always with their eyes on the tower. The characters appear randomly, as well as cards of weapons and spells, which players must manage through an energy bar that is being consumed.
Badlands returns to the app stores to offer a different game from the first two volumes. This time, the challenge is to knock down the opponent’s tower with strategic attack and defense moves. Available free for iOS and Android.
The units have different weights, which influence the distance of the projection, like arrows that can be fired directly at the tower. Others are no more than your playing area. In addition, you must attack from the air or from the ground, using the respective units, the same being valid for intercepting and avoiding attacks by opponents.
In this sense, in addition to the strategic vision of the fight, about the choices of when to use a certain character, there must also be the ability to maximize the damage that it does to opponents, through the catapult. Overall, it is a game with an easy-to-learn concept, but far from mastering the best tactics.
Battle winners collect coins and eggs to unlock new cards, improve unit clones and access new attacks and skills. Card management works like other games of the genre, the more similar units you accumulate, these will be merged to create more powerful versions.