Review Big Hero 6 Bot Fight
Create your own Big Hero 6 in this Puzzle Adventure
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 08 Nov 2014, tested on HTC One M8
Mixes gameplay mechanics from multiple genres, decent story line
Grindy character progression
Big Hero 6 Bot Fight for Android takes Disney’s new IP and gives it the mobile game treatment. It’s a puzzle game that plays a lot like many of the other RPG adventure games currently on the market, except this one’s got robots, which is pretty cool.
The battle system of the game plays conceptually similar to one of my favorite mobile games ever, 10000000. If you've never played it, you've basically got a board of different colored gems that are randomized. You’re job is to match at least three of the same colored gems to attack enemy robots. The game offers a lot of matching variations that brings a little bit of depth to the gameplay, and to its credit, this makes the game a lot more interesting to play than its peers.
While you’re battling other robots you’re also building a party of your own bots that you’ll be leveling up and evolving so they become more powerful. Each bot is represented by specific colors that corresponds with the gems. This is basically how you determine which bot attacks. Once you've built up a meter, you can use the bot’s special attack.
I've been playing a lot of games similar to this and I feel that the combat system, while not inherently unique, brings a lot to this specific genre. I think the leveling and evolving is a bit grindy, and you don’t get a lot of energy to play for long periods of time, which is a bit of a downer.
Ultimately, Big Hero 6 Bot Fight is in between being generic and innovative. The story is unique to Disney’s new IP, and the battle system is actually interesting… because there actually is a battle system. But the game also brings over the same grindy character progression from its peers, which makes me yawn a bit.