Monster Strike is a highly popular puzzle MMORPG that blends pinball games with RPG elements, giving it a playstyle that is entirely unique to this game. Similar to a game of Pool, its combat system involves throwing monsters around on a closed arena, slingshot-style, then watching them bounce around, activating abilities and dealing damage as they go.
Type: Puzzle RPG
Release Date: October 20, 2014 (NA/Europe)
Pros: +Fun, skill-based gameplay. +Great production value (Music, Visuals, etc). +Co-op mode.
Cons: -Difficulty curve gets insane later on. -Loading times a bit slow.
Monster Strike Overview
Monster Strike is a free-to-play puzzle MMORPG available on iOS and Android. Gameplay consists of two main elements: RPG-style monster collection with leveling and enhancement and its combat, which is a Pool-like physics game where players slingshot their characters onto the field and watch them bounce from enemy to enemy. Monster collection comes with all of the standards one would come to expect from this genre, whereas its ricocheting combat is entirely unique. Each party character has their own attack that is triggered when they are hit by another party member, making strategic placement paramount to success, particularly as the game’s difficulty increases.
Monster Strike Key Features:
- Unique Combat System – fling your monsters like pinballs and deal huge damage.
- Local and Online Co-op Modes – play with up to three other friends for four player co-op.
- Hundreds of Monsters to Collect – from quests, the hatchery, and the game’s shop.
- Evolve Monsters – fuse and evolve monsters to create new, more powerful monsters.
- Skill-Based Gameplay – land a perfect clear by chaining monster abilities together.
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Monster Strike System Requirements
Operating System: Android 2.3.3 or later, iOS 6.0 or later
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Monster Strike Additional Information
Platforms: Android and iOS
Release Date: October 20, 2014 (NA)
Foreign Release Dates:
Japan: September, 2013
Taiwan: May 23, 2014
South Korea: November 6, 2014
Development History / Background:
Monster Strike was developed and published by the Japanese social networking and gaming company Mixi, which is based in Shibuya, Tokyo. The success of Monster Strike actually saved the entire company of Mixi. The game originally launched in Japan back in September 2013, and was later released internationally. The game reportedly earns over $3.8 million a day according to VentureBeat on May 12, 2015. The game was inspired by GungHo's world renowned Puzzle & Dragon game.