Minion Masters: Is It Worth It?
Faster Than the Speed of Light
Minion Masters is a duel-style fast-paced symmetrical strategy game. The point of the game is to defend your tower/champion while destroying your opponents. I have reviewed a game very similar to Minion Masters a while back called Wild Beyond, check that out if you want a mobile version of this style of game. I decided to try Minion Masters out on a whim while I was searching for a new strategy game and wow was I blown away. I don’t expect this level of quality when it comes to indie games, but wow was I shocked at the craftsmanship of the game. While there are a lot of pros to Minion Masters lets find out if the game is worth your valuable time in our Minion Masters review.
All games are unplayable without the right gameplay, and Minion Masters certainly provides easy to learn gameplay. The game’s tutorial starts with a mock tournament that takes roughly 10 minutes as you traverse the ladder on your way to join the Minion Masters League. Usually, I hate tutorials, but this one had just the right amount of comedy and action that kept me interested throughout the whole encounter.
The focus of Minion Masters is your Master and your opponent’s Master. There is a multitude of Masters in Minion Masters, and each one has a specific set of abilities that are only unlocked by gaining experience in the match. You can obtain more exp by your minions crossing the bridge to your opponent’s base and leveling up much faster; this means that it pays to dominate early on. Other than your Master having abilities your Master is also your lifeline, and if you Master drops to 0 out of 3000 life points, then it is game over. Plan accordingly to minimize damage to your Master while maximizing damage to your opponent.
Minions are the second focus in a game like Minion Masters who would have guessed? You have two lanes that you can send your minions down; each lane is separated by a bridge which is essentially no man’s land. This just means you can’t summon all your minion’s onto your opponent’s side of the map for a quick win. Since Minion Masters plays like a card game, you get to build your deck full of creatures you think will give you the edge. The only catch is that each minion costs a certain amount of mana and mana isn’t something you gain quickly; you have to wait for it. This means you don’t want an entire team of 10 mana cost monsters.
Overall, I don’t believe you can run out of cards, I played multiple 1v1 and 2v2 matches in Minion Masters, and while they took less than 10 minutes a piece, I never ran out of cards. This means that your deck customization matters because your cards keep rotating on a never-ending pool and your deck is pretty small compared to other card games. One exciting thing about the card system is the use of your keyboard, which makes summoning much faster. You can use QWER or just use your mouse to point and click, each playstyle is easily doable, and you have time to breathe regardless of what you decide on.
I enjoyed Minion Masters, it took a boring night and made it incredibly exciting. The gameplay, the atmosphere, and the fact that it is free to play are what sold me. I love games with quick matches just look at how I felt about AVARIAvs. I still have a lot to learn about Minion Masters, but I know that I am going to do it with a smile on my face. The monetization of the game was also very well executed. Minion Masters adopted the BR or MOBA style of monetization where the base game is free and playable without any hindrance. You can buy skins, other Masters, arenas, avatars, and even a battle pass if you decide to do so. If not you have a free to play game and can grind out all your unlocks by just simply playing and enjoying the game. Games like Minion Masters and ManaRocks are truly the future of free to play, and we need to support them in any way we can. Minion Monsters is truly an outstanding free to play the game in a world of pay to win. This game gets the Ironclad Shield of Approval, and you should certainly download it now. Don’t forget to follow them on twitter @minion_masters and their team @BetaDwarf for more info. As always we will post a steam link down below so you can download the game directly. Let us know what you loved or hated about Minion Masters, farewell traveler.