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Heavenstrike Rivals app review: a tactical card game with elements of strategy role play



Heavenstrike Rivals is a free to play game that combines elements of strategy role playing and tactical card battle. It offers single player campaign mode where you battle against a crafty AI. However, the game shines when you play against other human opponents in real time online multiplayer action. Developed by Square Enix, this app is compatible with the latest models of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

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Heavenstrike Rivals – A Monster Tactical TCG!


Battle for Supremacy in Heavenstrike Rivals

Heavenstrike Rivals belongs to a difficult genre of strategy role play and tactical card battle. There are two ways to enjoy this game. First, you can play the story mode which is single player action against the game’s artificial intelligence. Second, you can duke it out with other real players in an online tactical battle in real time.

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The game offers a nice storyline. It puts you in command of an army that must strike back against the invading Fallen monsters. These monsters are ruthless colonizers and they are out to ruin the Lunnain Kingdom. It is your job to drive away the invaders and reclaim the honor of the kingdom.

Gameplay involves assembling squads of soldier-characters. Each character has special attack and defensive powers. You need to properly balance the power of your squads in order to defeat the enemy. To start a battle, you place your squad on a board-like arena. Once the characters are in position, they will attack enemy troops.

The multiplayer option of this game offers the same gameplay. The difference is that you are fighting against real humans. You can recruit more characters by winning battles in the online arenas. You can then use your newly acquired soldiers to build more squads for the story mode.

Best Features of Heavenstrike Rivals

Heavenstrike Rivals offers impressive artwork and graphic design. It is heavily influenced by the artwork of Japanese Manga with some elements of steam punk genre. The soundtrack is impressive and engaging while the sound effects will keep you glued to the battle.

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This game offers a compelling storyline for the single player mode. It allows you to build squads to battle against crafty AIs. It also offers a person versus person battle arena. The multiplayer mode happens in real time. You can also gain more squad members by winning battles in the multiplayer arenas.

The game offers more than 200 characters inspired by Japanese Manga. It allows you to collect all characters by winning battles and upgrading your troops. It also offers dozens of monsters and ferocious enemy troops.

And lastly, the app allows you to earn in-game points and rewards. You can collect rewards and use them to upgrade your squads.

Heavenstrike Rivals – A Monster Tactical TCG!


Pros and Cons


  • Offers impressive graphic arts.
  • With explosive soundtrack and effects.
  • Offers compelling storyline.
  • Offers smart AI.
  • With hundreds of collectible characters.
  • Offers real time multiplayer tactical battles.
  • Allows you to recruit more troops.
  • Offers in-game points and rewards.


  • Suffers from occasional crash issues.

Final Thoughts

Heavenstrike Rivals is an impressive strategy role playing game with elements of tactical card battle. It offers jaw dropping art work, explosive soundtrack, and exciting real time battles. If you are a fan of TCG strategy genre, then this is a must-have app for you.


Heavenstrike Rivals – A Monster Tactical TCG!

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