Hyper Heroes: A Practically Free-to-Win, Insanely Fast and Fun Game
Hyper Heroes, the Original Marble RPG
Hyper Heroes is quickly gaining popularity in the Google Play Store, right now it sits at 4.2 stars with over 5 million players. It is the first of its kind, a self-proclaimed “marble-like RPG.” There are many games that I enjoy on the Play Store, but this is one of my favorites. With its unique combat system, which is somewhat of a hybrid between pool and an old-fashioned “marbles” game, it is no wonder that it is insanely popular. It is fast-paced, exciting, and unlike other games, you don’t have to pay to win like you do in most games on the Play Store.
Finally A Mobile Game That's Practically Free-to-Win
For the most part, you can jump right in without buying anything. In a span of about 10 minutes, I collected over 750 gems, where usually in games such as this one, they make you buy gems in packages such as $0.99 up to $99. Not exactly sure who would be willing to dish out $99.99 for a game, but then again… gamers will be gamers.
You also don’t have to pay to get awesome heroes for your battles. I’ve been playing this game again for all of 6 hours in total and have three, three-star heroes already. You can collect them just by playing the game itself. Also, the leveling system in this game is incredible. They give you tons of experience potions to level yourself up quicker than any other game I’ve played, I’m sitting at 142 vials of +600 vials of experience right now and you can earn experience vials and spend skill points to make your Hyper Heroes team unstoppable.
This is one of my favorite features of the game, you don't have to worry much about running out of gems because you are constantly earning them through completing quests and upgrading your characters.
Impressive Upgradeability for a Mobile Game
Characters are divided into different types such as stick heroes, who stick to their targets and taunt surrounding monsters, and penetrate heroes which use swords and other weapons to penetrate armor of the opponents, and bounce, which bounce off the side walls and are good for setting other players abilities off.
You can also upgrade or “promote” your heroes rather easily, allowing for stronger heroes. You don’t just level up individual players though, you can level up your team as well by fighting as many monster bosses as you can. I really like this aspect of the game because it raises your level cap each time you level up your team. As far as characters go, there are many different heroes you can unlock such as:
Boss Battles That Are Boss
As far as the bosses go, they have some really interesting bosses. As I mentioned before, combat in this game is insane. You can get boosts by flinging yourself into your other characters and if you get a certain amount of “rage” (power-up), you can unleash your very powerful character abilities. Another cool battle feature worth mentioning is that all bosses have weak points. If you hit them at their weak spots, you can destroy them quicker which is a lot of fun when you’re setting off your other players. The screen goes crazy! Oh yeah, and not to mention that you can put your battles into automatic play, which is especially helpful when you only have 7 turns left to defeat a difficult boss, or if you’re just like me a bit lazy at times.
More Than Just Campaigning
There is more than just adventure questing in the game too, there’s the Arena, which you can PVP battle other players for rank, although I wouldn’t recommend jumping into this right away because I tried and got creamed! They have a shop where you can choose to buy diamonds and coins for free along with promotional packages. There is the Lucky Chest, where you can get pieces of heroes and even draw epic and rare creatures. There is also The Trials, which you can test your skill against difficult foes.
It’s definitely a great game in my opinion. I play a lot of RPG card games such as Deck Heroes and a newer game called Spellstone which is by Kongregate studios, which is great for children much like Hyper Heroes is. Hyper Heroes has great graphics, but not quite as great as Spellstone. The system is a little cluttered and it could do with some updates, I can’t complain though because this isn’t one of the many “pay-to-win” games like you are used to in the Play Store. Over-all I absolutely adore the game, I love the fast paced madness of the game and how anyone can jump in, including children because the game has minimal violence, thanks to their handy-dandy tutorial that walks you through and introduces the game to you. The fact that characters and teams are highly-upgradeable really makes this game shine. If you find that you love the game as much as I do, you can also upgrade to VIP where you get gems each day and rare hero cards.
- 8.5 – Combat
- 7 – Graphics
- 9 – Over-all Rating