The full-blown shooter game experience hasn’t yet translated to Android devices or the iPhone, so the brand-new free-to-download Rivals at War takes a different approach to smartphone gaming.
You assemble a team of warriors, assign them weapons and sit back and watch to see your battlefield strategy unfold. The computer AI controls both teams during the shooter portion of the game, a decision that allows Rivals at War to take advantage of higher-quality lighting and graphic rendering techniques.
To readers of a certain age, this gameplay might sound a whole lot like the classic high-tech gaming experience of electric football. You’d carefully position your players on the field, flick a switch and see how the play unfolded after the metal field started vibrating.
So maybe Rivals at War won’t be as intense as Call of Duty, but who needs that kind of drama when you’re waiting in line at the bank or the DMV.
Here’s a few more details about the game:
You can earn the currency needed to buy the card packs to upgrade your team or you can give in and buy them through in-game purchases if you get into playing the game. It’s free to download in both the Google Play and iTunes app stores.