Ah, sweet, sweet Brawl Stars. In comparison to some other similar-styled, yet much bulker games, this latest title from Supercell, the creators of action-packed hits such as Boom Beach, Clash of Clans and Clash Royale, reminds of passionate, three minutes long love affair…that is if your love interest would carry a high caliber boomstick, boosted by devastating super attacks and other nifty and lethal tricks. So, in essence, this is the game with short, sweet, hilariously fun and fetching levels, and after each one, you’ll be left exhausted, out of breath and screaming for more of this fantastic little firecracker of a game.
Brawl Stars is both brand new and relatively old gaming experience. How’s that, you ask? Well, not only does its game mechanics remind on a number of different games, including Blizzard’s smash hit Overwatch, but it already had its soft launch iOS in the Canadian App Store more than a year ago, so not like it’s an unknown variable, at least not for owners of iOS devices. However, it eventually had its soft launch on Android devices, and it was finally globally released a couple of days ago, on December 12, 2018. All that makes it familiar, yet still utterly likable and fresh experience which will captivate you completely despite its essentially lightweight and unpretentious format. Essentially, Brawl Stars is predominantly 3v3 top-down shooter with MOBA, arena fighter and party brawler mechanics incorporated in the mixture, which will allow you to gank your opponents in style to your heart’s content.
The game will allow you to put your team of three against the opposing crew in arena combats which are just three minutes long. You’ll have a variety of heroes or Brawlers available, each with its own distinct attacks and super abilities, which could be further upgraded using power points. A bunch of maps awaits you where you’ll be able to punish your opponents, as well as a variety of modes with different victory conditions. For instance, in the mode called Bounty two teams will essentially be massacring each other in different inventive ways, and each kill will earn you a certain number of stars. Of course, you have just three minutes, and the team with the most stars in their collection wins the day. The trick, however, is that successful players (i.e. those with most kill notches on their gunstock) will worth the massive amount of stars. Kill one of those hotshots, and you just might secure yourself a win. Gem grab is a mode where you’ll literally be collecting gems – ten’s a number, but if you fail to keep your team members alive, you’ll lose your precious baubles and will be ingloriously defeated. With heist mode, you’ll be able to imagine you’re that famous Limey badass Jason Statham, as you’re trying to rob the safe of the opposing team while trying to keep your own precious riches stash undefiled. Exactly how it sounds, Brawl Ball is an especially militant version of soccer, where you’ll be destroying everything on your path just to get hold of the ball and score a goal. Finally, there’s even a light version of battle royal for 10 players where you’ll be placed on a map that’s must be the fruit of some sadist’s mind, with a border of lethal gas slowly closing around you like a noose, forcing you into an inevitable confrontation.
As you can see, Brawl Stars offer plenty of opportunities for action and more than a decent variety of different modes to keep you entertained. What’s equally important, the game mechanics and controls are intuitive and perfectly adjusted to the mobile format, with a standard combo which includes a virtual joystick and tapping to maneuver around the arenas and fill your enemies with hot lead. On top of everything, Brawl Stars is a game with a nice cartoonish visual identity which obviously draws the bulk of its inspiration from wild west/Mexico themes, which everything makes even more enjoyable. Its fast-paced combats are perfectly adjusted for the mobile format, each one is an extremely dynamic affair which, with its addictive mixture of skill, dexterity, swagger, tactics and happy-go-lucky brute force, delivers in its three minutes long skirmishes, more fun, and enjoyment than most other more “serious” games. So, if you crave for some nippy action, try out this cool little game and take your rightful place among the Brawl Stars hall of fame.