When Candy Crush came out years ago, everyone and their mother seemed to be playing the game. “King,” the developers behind the legendary mobile game, clearly discovered a winning formula for creating a super fun and addicting game. Just last week, the company released a new mobile title that seeks to capitalize on the same formula that made them so successful before.
The new game, called “Legend of Solgard” (LoS), is yet another tile-matching game which requires players to match-three similar tiles to produce different effects. In addition to this basic puzzle premise, LoS features several RPG elements such as the collection of different units of varying rarities, leveling up and evolving these units, as well as PvP and PvE/world exploration.
As you might be able to make out from the pictures, LoS borrows pretty heavily from Norse mythology. Its main story has the player taking on the role of Embla, a hero who attempts to prevent a mythical land from Ragnarok, a frozen end-of-the-world scenario brought about by an ancient evil. Aside from being able to level up numerous Norse mythology-inspired units, players can also level up their own hero granting them special powers.
Here’s a quick gameplay trailer giving a pretty solid run-through of what players can expect.
Like Candy Crush, Legend of Solgard follows the usual free-to-play model with in-app purchases. Given how successful the model has been the past few years, there’s not much of an incentive to try anything different.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you can also check out the game trailer which shows our heroes rising to defend the land from a giant ice-themed bad guy.
Despite having come out only last week, the game has already racked up over 1 million plus installs and over 35,000 reviews on the Google Play store. It’s currently sitting at an amazing 4.5 stars too! If you’re burned out from whatever mobile game you’re currently playing and into puzzle/RPG games, give Legend of Solgard a try. It might just be exactly what you’re looking for.
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