Well that didn't take too long. The popular iOS game Boom Beach first hit the Play Store just four days ago, but it was limited to only a couple of countries. Now the title is available for download globally.


Boom Beach comes from the people who developed Clash of Clans, and while this game is different, they share the same genre. Those virtual buttons may look different, but the scenery has changed even more. Boom Beach is a thinly veiled take on World War II, one that mixes US/Germany antagonism with US/Japan island hopping. Players are treated to a mix of tower defense and tower attack that consists of defending islands and conquering others. There's some single-player content here, but the emphasis is on multiplayer.

The game is free to download, but it contains virtual currency. Gamers are welcome to spend real money on gems needed to purchase certain items that can be spent on resources or speed up how long units take to build, and those that do are likely to have an advantage over those that don't. But hey, that's just the way the game is played.


Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • leDerp

    YAY ANOTHER ADDICTION post-clashofclash.

    • Michael

      Post clash of clans isn't a thing yet. A lot of people play it everyday.

      • http://rayshq.com/ Ray

        Myself included. Love it! Boom Beach is going to be yet another game I play every day at this rate.

        My battery is already taking a significant hit. :(

  • Question Everything

    "gems needed to purchase certain items"

    That's a complete fabrication and proves you are lazily sucking up to the anti IAP crowd instead of doing research. There are NO ITEMS WHATSOEVER to be bought with gems. They can only be spent on instant construction or resources.


    • Question Everything

      And since when do real time strategy games with towers qualify as "tower defense/offense"? There are no lanes or fixed construction spots. Get out.

      • John Smith

        You came on here to quibble about a single statement, correct or incorrect it's a fraction of the entire report. It's as if you have nothing better to do than to come on here and find little tid-bits to pick at. What a loser.

        • Question Everything

          AP staff outright lying is a serious problem if you care about credibility at all. And don't shoot the messenger, buddy.

          • Krzysztof Jozwik

            It's a fucking pay to win game, it deserves to be bashed.

          • primalxconvoy

            The game mechanics are such that paying for things with real money, on a reactionary basis (with no long term way to unlock via one payment that is reasonably charged) are necessary to progress through the game.

            Is that about it?

            Nothing to see here.

            Move along.

          • Arthur Dent

            Wow, you sound like a complete tool.

    • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

      Resources... certain items... Very similar words, but different enough to tick certain people off. I'll change it for the sake of clarity, but this is hardly an outright lie.

      • Question Everything

        You don't "need to buy" anything. Instant building and adding resources were called cheats before freemium was a thing. I too used them in Age of Empires and whatnot. Boom Beach isn't truly a RTS so they don't give any advantage except convenience. A player may appear on another's map and stay there until you've destroyed their HQ or rolled a new opponent in their stead once you can do so after 22 hours. You can either gather resources, upgrade your stuff and replenish your army or do all that instantly with diamonds. Nobody gives a shit about the leaderboard in a mobile game.

        • http://bertelking.com/ Bertel King, Jr.

          Correct, you don't need to buy anything.

          The full first half of the sentence you're taking issue with reads:

          "Gamers are welcome to spend real money on gems needed to purchase certain items or speed up how long units take to build..."

          Players don't *have* to buy instant builds or these certain items (read: resources), but if they want to, they need gems, which they are welcome to buy if they so choose.

          I've since stricken out part of the original sentence because yes, the wording could use some clarifying, but I never said you "need to buy" anything. I hope this is made clear to future readers, and I'm sorry it wasn't clear for you.


    Is this a new Build-A-Fuck game !? Look , the SIMS 4 is the best out there , not that I like it , but , it's the best out there !

  • madmaglio

    This is actually pretty cool.

  • kk

    Every mobile game is ruined due this pay for win attitude of game developers. Instead developers should just put a decent price tag on the game and then let user handle the game play.

    • Question Everything

      "Decent price tag" equals $0.99 or the dev is gonna have a bad time. Users have no clue about profitability and reliability. Supercell games have millions of active players and perhaps hundreds of millions of bases stored online. But your dollar is gonna cover that forever, sure. No I don't want them to sell fucking hats.

      • primalxconvoy

        Actually, there are alternatives. Games need to be seen as having value, so adding "premium mode unlock" iap's, coupled with hardware controller support, etc improves that alternative choice.

      • MKx

        Why not both? Version with pay to win model and another without restrictions at a price the developer consders fair. SE has games priced at 20$!

  • http://shywim.fr/ Matthieu HarlĂ©

    Funny how they can't make this kind of game without having a hidden World War II feeling and having nazi-looking people as your ennemies... I find it quite disturbing, not that I think we shouldn't talk about it, but that many companies use it to make profit (and they're not even historical)...

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  • Kevin McCarty

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  • John Smith

    It's always a worrying sign when it's possible to spend $100. It's possible because it's easy to spend 14,000 diamonds if you don't want to twiddle your thumbs whilst "playing" the game.
    My recommendation: play another game whilst you're "playing" this one.