Clash Royale was dropped for Global Download today by Supercell, the makers of Clash of Clans. Since, I am a big fan of Clash of Clans I decided to check it out.
Tutorial: Training Grounds
After playing through the Training Grounds, I have really grown an appreciation for the new Clash Royale App. It offers a unique way of playing live person vs. person tower defense. It combines a cards aspect with that of a Role Playing Game to level your troops.
Virtually Clash Royale is a Tower Defense Strategy game. The idea is to pummel your opponent’s three towers to smithereens, before they get yours. Clash Royale gives you an assortment of gameplay options to accomplish that task. The unique cards you can use are things like the Fireball to directly target your opponent’s troops or towers. Each card has its own elixir cost, and you get a maximum of 10 elixir for casting. The initial cards you get range between 2-5 elixir to cast. As you collect more cards you are able to change out your deck for different cards.
Cards will either represent resources to replenish thing like your gold which is used to level your troops for one. They also represent new unique troops in Clash Royale. The Troops have some cross over with Clash of Clans (Giant, Mini PEKKA), however we see some new unique troops from Supercell. Some of the early troops from the training we get are Knight, Musketeer, and Baby Dragon (one of my favorite troops so far with splash damage great for taking out groups of troops).
You get new troops by defeating your opponents and collecting chests! You can only have four chests available to open, and can only open one at a time. Each chest has a time clock associated with it before it can be opened giving you new cards.
One of the things I have been doing so far early on is amassing my elixir to drop my bigger cards that I have allotted in my deck. I also like to wait for my opponents plays so I can try and counter what they have. I particularly like when they drop giants so I can focus fire on my side of the river to let my troops group up. I try to mainly focus on one side of the map, as the troops have two bridge options while approaching your opponent.
To me in my initial review it has all been about control and setting up your troops for success in Clash Royale. By focusing on one side, I think it’s easier to get the King’s Tower down faster.
Trophies & Arenas
As you continue past the training grounds you will get into different arenas. You are able to fight other opponents with similar Trophy ranks in those Arenas. The different Arenas will open you up to a lot of different card types and ultimately change your gameplay!