One Piece Treasure Cruise
One Piece Treasure Cruise is an RPG based on the anime, and manga, One Piece. Form your own pirate crew in search of legendary treasure, fight battles with simple tap controls, and relive moments from the One Piece story.
|Publisher: Namco Bandai
Release Date: February 09, 2015
Pros: +Excellent adventure type . +Immersive Storyline. +Intuitive and Enjoyable Combat.
Cons: -Some slow progressions. -Lack of some resources.
One Piece Treasure Cruise Overview
One Piece Treasure Cruise is an RPG based on the massively popular anime, and longest running manga, One Piece, produced by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game takes you on an immersive journey across the high seas in order to become the king of pirates. You are in charge of assembling the strongest and most skilled crew to fight your way to victory. The gameplay is based mainly upon lively combat, collecting a slew of zany characters to join you, and leveling up those characters. Each character has their own abilities to defeat enemies, along with their own unique personalities and quips. The game is constantly changing and growing, allowing the player to feel as if they are influencing every move.
One Piece Treasure Cruise Key Features:
- Turn Based RPG Combat - fast paced and specialized combat with quick and chained attacks.
- Unique Characters and Maps - Tons of unique pirates for you to enlist, develop, and evolve to improve your crew.
- Tag-Team Combat - You can switch characters during battle, and varied fighters will give you a combination of different results.
- High production value - Excellent visuals, interface, and soundtrack.
- One Piece Storyline - take part in the epic adventure from the anime, unlocking new chapters as you proceed through the story.
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One Piece Treasure Cruise Review
By, Lindsay Downs
I admit I have never read or watched One Piece, which I feel gives me an advantage in judging the One Piece Treasure Cruise without bias. Still, it drew me in like a fly to a bright light, and kept my attention—which is rare for a mobile game. You feel immersed in Luffy’s character, the young pirate who dreams of being the king of all pirates. Even though One Piece Treasure Cruise is an abbreviated version of the full story of One Piece, the narrative is well pieced together. You can tell that Bandai spent an immeasurable amount of time to assure that they were staying true to the manga and anime.
Tap, Tap, Trickery
One Piece Treasure Cruise features incredibly intuitive tap controls during combat, which makes the gameplay fun and interactive. You can use the tap controls to combine attacks and cause massive damage to your opponents. If you time your attacks correctly, tag team comes into play, and this is what makes the game truly enjoyable.The game allows you to select up to five characters to join you, and each character has their own unique special abilities that allows for diverse and immersive combat. The proper stringing together of attacks dishes out massive damage.
The game promotes a risk reward system during combat that revives stamina and allows for stronger blows. If your HP starts to decrease, you can improve it by collecting meat which flies out of your opponent when an attack is well-timed. If you wait too long, you risk losing your turn and allow the enemy to attack with stronger and quicker attacks.
Every character has a special attack that can be triggered once The Special bar in the character’s slot is filled, and the action sequences for these special attacks are both hilarious and intense at the same time. The sequences can be compared to a full page panel right out of the manga. The combat has another special element that allows powerful blows, and that is the type slot. If the type slot and the attribute slot match, the character will deliver double the amount of damage. If the type slot does not match the attribute of the character, the attack’s power will be cut in half.
To Become King of Pirates!
After each stage you have an opportunity to level up a character by sacrificing unwanted or other weaker characters in a card battling system. You can also evolve your character by using the Beli currency that you earn from defeating enemies or selling characters. You can evolve your character to create a more powerful form, making your attacks much more effective. After you evolve, your weapon and your special attack will also change. As you level and evolve, you can also change Luffy’s ship and other aspects of the game as you move through the stages.
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A Comically Good Time
One Piece Treasure Cruise is one of the most visually captivating mobile games I have ever played. The cutscenes and the transitions are concise, and the backgrounds are consistently rich and full of color. You can tell from the first cutscene of the game that the developers tried to stay as true to the a manga style. The cutscenes are unusually long (you can skip them, but why would you?), but I enjoyed every moment of them. Some of the scenes and evolutions even caused me to erupt in a fit of laughter, or hang my head in defeat. With every evolution and changing of scene, the dynamics of the character also changes, and this allows for the game to stay relevant and enjoyable. The exaggerated features and characteristics of the pirates throughout the game kept me thoroughly entertained.
Spending All of That Booty and Getting a Little Help from Mateys
Although the game is free to play, you can buy or collect Rainbow Gems and Friend Points in order to buy items and rare characters at the Tavern. Rainbow gems are collected in stages, and can be used to continue a battle after a Game Over, to recover stamina when you’ve run out, unlock more slots for your characters, and obtain rare and super-rare characters. Friend points are earned by searching for friends to join you in multiplayer, and those points can be used to gain an ally in special locked characters. Friends can be guest captains, and can assist you in battle along with regular allies, or you can serve as guest captains on their crew and earn friend points. You can also do a seperate minigame in multiplayer mode, which will unlock Cola for you to use in improving your ship.
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Heading into Port
The only negative thing I can say about this game is that certain islands, characters, and items are unattainable. However, the developer left notes throughout the game that let you know when updates will be released, what’s to be expected for the future, and when new characters are going to be unlocked. Communication makes the lack of content almost excusable, because the developer is acknowledging the game still needs work.
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Final Verdict - Great
I thoroughly enjoyed One Piece Treasure Cruise, even the somewhat difficult portions. One Piece Treasure Island is humorous and enjoyable through every stage and battle it throws at you. Most importantly, the gameplay got me so interested in One Piece that I actually wanted to venture into the 78 volume One Piece manga, and that speaks louder than anything else.
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One Piece Treasure Cruise System Requirements
Operating System: Android 4.0 or later/ iOS 6.1 or later
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One Piece Treasure Cruise Additional Information
Developer: Bandai Games
Publisher: Bandai Games
Platforms: Android and iOS
Japanese Title: ワンピース トレジャークルーズ
Romanized Title: Wan Pīsu Torejā Kurūzu
Japan Release Date: May 12, 2014
Canada Release Date: February 4, 2015
Release Date: February 09, 2015 (NA)
Development History / Background:
One Piece Treasure Cruise was developed by Bandai Games and released in the United States on February 4, 2015. It was originally released in Japan on May 12, 2014. One Piece Treasure Cruise is based on the popular anime and manga of the same name. The series is written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda, and has been featured in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 19, 1997. An anime series produced by Toei Animation began broadcasting in Japan in 1999, and has aired 700 episodes to date. Bandai Namco has also published popular titles such as Rise of Incarnates and Dragon Ball Xenoverse.