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You may know Gamevil as the developer of the ever-popular Zenonia and Baseball Superstars series, and a bunch of other awesome games, but their latest leaves something to be desired. Similar to their earlier title Cartoon Wars: Gunner+, Gamevil's latest installment - Cartoon Wars - uses a well-know (if not overused) game concept, which is just a nice little time-killer at best. That being said, it's still fun to play and does a good job at keeping you occupied.

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Gameplay

The story behind the war that is tearing Cartoon World apart is one of oppression and slavery. The Black and White Tribe had been enslaved by the Color Tribe for generations, until they figured it was time for a revolution, so they went up in arms and marched into war. Your job is to lead the Black and White Tribe to victory and set them free.

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Honestly there isn't much to the game. On one side of the screen sits your castle, and on the other is the enemy's. In between the two is a vast no-man's-land in which the battles will take place. The objective is to fight your way to the opposing castle and destroy it within 20 minutes.

You can deploy units of warriors, ninjas, gunners, wizards, and much more to demolish your foes. Each unit will cost you a set amount of mana, which regenerates over time. You start the game off with just warriors, and have to unlock the rest throughout the game. Your castle is also equipped with a giant bow that can fire an unlimited amount of arrows onto the field if the battle gets too close to home.

Killing enemies earns you gold and winning a stage will earn you a ruby or two, which can both be used to upgrade your army and castle. What's unfortunate is that many of the cooler, more powerful units require a higher number of rubies to unlock. Seeing as you earn a minute amount of rubies per win, I'm sure you can see where this is going, you will have to buy bundles of rubies and gold with real money to progress faster through the game.

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Conclusion

In my opinion, the entire game feels a bit rushed and poorly thrown together. There are definitely better alternatives out there, but Cartoon War will do if you're looking for a simple way to kill some time. Just keep in mind that to further progress and unlock the things you really want, you'll either have to play for a long time or make an in-app purchase.

Don't get me wrong, I love many other games from Gamevil, but this one just doesn't feel right to me. I would much rather play Cartoon War: Gunner+.

On the plus side, it is free to play. So hit the link below if you'd like to check it out.

Brandon Lancaster
Brandon says he likes to live life on the edge. By that he means eating ice cream for breakfast and wearing house slippers to class. Aside from all of the ballsy action he partakes in, he's a mass communications student that spends much of his time studying or tinkering with his phone.

  • http:igster101.com igster

    I know "tower defense" games are probably easy to code and all... It seems to be the bulk of available Android games.

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      Lots of templates out there. They represent for Android what napoleons do to aspiring chefs. "Yeah, you learned that first." Either that or soundboards.

  • J-Dog

    Is there a reason it needs to be able to read the phone state & Retrieve running applications permissions?

    I'm assuming internet access is for in-app purchases... & SD storage of course to save game stats, etc...

  • Al

    There are far too many of this kind of game coming out where after a few levels you *have* to purchase some of their special gold/jewels etc to get any further.
    I don't mind paying for a game but I'm not being nickel and dimed like this.

  • Xepherio

    You don't need to buy in-game currency to get the higher-level units, or anything for that matter. Every 5 levels, the amount of gems per level goes up by one, so you will be getting 10+ in each of the later levels. You wouldn't even be able to summon them or use them effectively without higher/maxed levels in your mana cap and mana regen, so you don't need to worry about them until much later in the game anyway.

  • Blaze705

    i bought 20,000 gold from the store twice but haven't received it yet. how long does it take for the order to go through? the gems i received instantly.

  • Link

    I would like to know if there's a way to play it without any type of internet connection.

  • wombatt

    find me a fucking website so i can play this on my browser >.<

  • COLAEN

    [ STAGE 392 ] CARTOON WARS EPISODE BLADE - Review
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRbYAOF7vws&feature=plcp

  • AnimalChin

    This shitty game starting throwing notifications for me to buy shit. That's a deal breaker. Don't you dare alert/vibrate/ring my phone without my permission.

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