Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Supercell, the company behind massive freemium mobile games such as Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach, and Hay Day. One thing that makes Supercell so great is that they’re constantly coming up with super fun games that are suitable for ALL ages, all without ads. I mean, of course there’s the in-app purchases but the non-existence of a pay wall is pretty much what keeps players playing for years! Heck, I still play Clash of Clans!
Brawl Stars, Supercell’s latest game, is a 3V3 team based shooter/battle royale/MOBA all rolled up into one. Imagine that. I’ve never been a big fan of mobile MOBAs. I mean, its a hard genre to get right on mobile. Being rooted in PC gaming, MOBAs come with a certain level of complexity that, gameplay aside, make controlling those little characters a wee bit too tricky without a mouse and keyboard. I suppose having gigantore thumbs don’t help one bit. I always end up pressing multiple buttons at once. Brawl Stars slaloms past all those issues.
It’s hard to pin point exactly what the game is but one thing is for certain, and that’s the fact that Brawl Stars is a hell of a fun game to play. Game play is different enough that it manages to avoid all the direct MOBA comparisons. While there are minor variations between the different game modes, the core of all of them is the same: Real-time battles with simple touch controls.
It illustrates brilliantly Supercell’s skill at condensing the crux of complex aspects such as gameplay, metagame, social reinforcement, monetisation and sheer fun into an easy to get the hang of package that will undoubtedly appeal to everyone. It is just so easy to play.
Maybe that’s why I like it so much; at heart, I am a simple man.
I won’t go into an in-depth review on the characters, game modes or game play but I highly recommend you try the game out for yourself. It is, in my opinion, going to be the biggest mobile game of 2019.