Ubisoft based developer RedLynx released the mobile game South Park: Phone Destroyer for iOS and Android devices today. The game features popular South Park characters and all of their comedy in card form.
There are a variety of cards featuring the characters in many different costumes such as pirates, cowboys, wizards, and knights. Players will use the cards to make the South Park characters engage in PvP or PvE battles in an arena, and every card has its own unique set of abilities. Cards also have different classes similar to what you might find in an mmo, with fighters, assassins, tanks, and ranged units. Each class has its advantages and disadvantages, which will help players determine how they should create their decks.
- Fighters: Melee characters that do damage to enemies using close-combat abilities.
- Assassins: Fast characters with low health used to ambush enemies.
- Tanks: Characters with short-ranged attacks, low strength and high health.
- Ranged: Characters with low health that can attack enemies from a distance
Classes will be a significant factor for determining what cards to use but South Park: Phone Destroyer also adds a unique theme limitation when creating a deck. Every card has a class, but “most cards in the game also represent one of four themes: adventure, sci-fi, mystical, and fantasy, and you can only choose two themes for each deck.” Characters who don’t have a theme are classified as neutral and can be added to any deck which may help balance out its strengths and weaknesses.
The real-time PvP aspect in the game activates after players put down their cards and their characters appear on-screen to fight. Card placement will determine where the units stand in the arena which could make or break a match depending on where the opponent places their respective units. As with many mobile card games, there are limitations on how many cards can be used at once and which cards can be used at the same time based on energy costs; in this case, players’ energy goes down each time they summon a card and only five cards can be placed on the field at once.
Players can obtain new cards through getting loot after beating episodes and bosses in the single player 60 Stage Campaign or working their way up the ranks in PvP mode. Cards and other items can be bought in-game, but even the developers warn players not to succumb to the game’s microtransactions.
South Park fans will definitely have a lot to do when playing South Park: Phone Destroyer, but the dynamic game looks like it will be fun and unique. It is available for iOS devices via the Apple Store and Android devices via the Google Play Store.