Review Mahabharat Warriors
Great strategy game concept, poorly implemented
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 06 Jul 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Interesting graphics, lots of levels, simple controls
Paid continuation, dependence on in-app purchases
On the cover, Mahabharat Warriors looks like a very promising game. It offers a strong strategy based gameplay that pits you against an opposing castle. You must train troops, upgrade your own castle, and manage your resources. In reality, this game lacks any strategy till the very late game, which is very difficult to reach without spending on in-app purchases.
When you first start this game, you will be taken through a very short tutorial that throws a few paragraphs at you, explaining how to play the game. After this, you will be able to jump into your first battle. When you begin this game, you will only be able to use one troop type, but more will become available as you play through the game.
The first few levels of this game offer very little strategic gameplay at all. Instead, you simply have to race against the AI as you place down more troops. The only thing slowing you down is the cooldown timer between troop placement, because your resources are always coming in faster than you can use them.
You can also upgrade your tower in each fight, and whilst this takes resource points as well, it still barely dents the amount of unnecessary resources you have. After each game, you will be taken to the main screen where you can spend your winnings on new upgrades and new troops. These new troops could make the game a little more interesting, but the grind to purchasing anything without spending any real money is very long and boring.
The in-game fantasy style graphics for Mahabharat Warriors are nice, and the concept is certainly decent. Unfortunately the game has been poorly constructed. The interface is buggy, and the gameplay offers very little strategic mechanics whatsoever until the later levels of play. Even then, the game simply encourages you spend more real money to outperform the AI.