Monster Warlord Review and Guides
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Monster Warlord was doing it before it was cool! That’s the short version. This is an oldie that was rocking low-tech mobile phones in the 2012-13 and later, pioneering the JRPG, gacha, monster collector, and many more genres that are very popular today, some eight or so as of this writing. This game had it all back when many developers of popular mobile games today did not even exist and in mobile phone time, a decade is like…ancient history man. Deservedly so, this game is still alive and virtually anyone who played mobile games between 2012 and 2015 has installed it at some point. Later on, its popularity veined a bit due to the oversaturation of the market, but quality always finds a way to the top, and that is why we take a look at it now, along with some guides and FAQ answered in the second part of the page.
Monster Warlord was developed and published by Gamevil Inc…
Monster Warlord was developed and published by Gamevil Inc., a well-known company based in the Republic of Korea and also in California. Their name is pronounced like Game Ville, although I am sure they intended the Evil pun as well. They were founded in 2000 and are focusing on mobile games ever since, but are perhaps even better for their subsidiary firm – Com2uS, which was their main competitor back in the day, before the acquisition. Now, the two companies have no equal on the mobile market and in the past decade or so stand behind such titles as ZENONIA series, Dragon Blaze, Elune, Cartoon Wars series, Heir of Light, Kritika: The White Knights, and many more.
MW is perhaps one of their most praised and prized creations, with over 10 million downloads and installs on Google Play alone, where the game has a very good score of 4.2 stars out of over 430 thousand votes. On the iTunes App Store, its score is a similar 4.1-star count out of several hundred ratings, and after so many years this means this title is battle-tested and proven to be good.
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While the latest mobile games use superior-tech to deliver better visuals, sounds, mechanics, animations, and stunts for improving the atmosphere, back in the day games had to achieve this with the tech limited by that time…
While the latest mobile games use superior-tech to deliver better visuals, sounds, mechanics, animations, and stunts for improving the atmosphere, back in the day games had to achieve this with the tech limited by that time. And, the early 2010s were, you will agree, still not the best time for mobile games. This is why this game achieves its atmosphere with the gameplay mechanics and old school visuals. The storyline where the world of fantasy is besieged by evil forces and the good guys are gathering to battle them is so often seen now, but when this game came out, it was one of the few to go in that direction. So, the story is quite straight forward, you collect monsters and use them to battle for the good of the world called The World of Monster Warlord.
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Right off the bat, the age of this game will be apparent given it is meant to be played in portrait mode…
Right off the bat, the age of this game will be apparent given it is meant to be played in portrait mode, rather than landscape which surely suits this JRPG genre more. All of the other hallmarks of the genre today are present and accounted for here, pioneered at the time. This includes the monster rarity mechanic, in-game modes, energy that is consumed for battles, training options, evolution, events, shops, and more. Okay, many of these gameplay mechanics were existing before, but I did not claim Gamevil invented them all, but they rather had a large contribution in popularizing them.
Now, what players today might find lacking in Monster Warlord is that the battles are automatic. All you do is set up your monsters, and once you start the battle the top monster will automatically battle. And, no, this does not mean this is an idle game or auto chess, these genres were not yet incepted back in 2012. I mean literally, you do not see the battle. All you do is tap Attack and then read the results. This can throw people off today, but as said, back in the day it was the bomb! Up to 6 monsters can participate in a battle, and you gain experience and other goodies.
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Monster Warlord is an outdated game for sure, but this kind of helps its old school atmosphere…
Monster Warlord is an outdated game for sure, but this kind of helps its old school atmosphere. People who are feeling nostalgic will look for this kind of thing. But, audiences today want flashy animations, detailed characters, visual splendor, and more. Thus, This game will feel like it’s even older than it is. However, the Monster models are pretty cool for the time and served as a basis for many games that came later.
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Virtually any mobile devices, apart from a pocket calculator, can run it…
Being such a minimalistic visual game does have its merits. Virtually any mobile devices, apart from a pocket calculator, can run it. Also, the game is updated regularly, so some improvements to visuals and gameplay mechanics have been made and content was added. This game weighs around 1GB or more and will take about 5 to 10 min to update when installing it first, depending on the connection.
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Being an oldie like Monster Warlord also means that the mobile gaming monetization was still in its development…
Being an oldie like Monster Warlord also means that the mobile gaming monetization was still in its development, so it is very limited in the game. Some microtransactions were added over time, but the game is free-to-play and offers the same experience for those who pay and do not pay. Today, it offers in-game too-ups and other purchases that range from $0.99 to $99.99.
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This title belongs to those early successful attempts at smartphone video games and it is why it earns its place in mobile gaming history. For that reason, it is worth playing today as it still packs a punch…
Monster Warlord is almost a generation X type thing. When Smartphone technology was on the rise and video games became more complex, people wanted to play something more than the Snake, although it is still the s#%t! So, new genres sprung up left and right and early visionary studios started putting them together in a fun and engaging concept that would be worth playing on your mobile device. This title belongs to those early successful attempts and it is why it earns its place in mobile gaming history. For that reason, it is worth playing today as it still packs a punch.
Monster Warlord guides and TIPS
How to improve your gaming experience and gameplay…
While this game is now eight years old, as of this writing, the community sources are vast and virtually endless. However, since it is being updated with new content, the community is still alive. And, people still do have questions about the gameplay mechanics, quest items, evolution, mines, events, ankh, and ask for guides and tips. We’ve gathered some of the most relevant frequently asked questions about it and tried to find the best answers to put them all in one place. The FAQ is as follows:
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- How to get Ragnarok?
- How to get Ragnarok Star?
- How to transfer an account?
- How to open eggs?
- How to get equipment?
- How to combine very successfully?
- How to reset an account?
- How to evolve? How to get evolution materials?
- How to level up fast?
Ragnarok Monsters are very popular and highly sought after simply because that’s the highest monster tier, the strongest for sure. Since they are the best, there are not many ways to obtain them. There are only two. One is by combining 2 Immortal Monsters, which are already very strong so it is a big gambit. And, the second one is with Monster Cores, which are not always obtainable in-game.
Somewhere along the way, with the game is constantly updated, Gamevil added a new type of Monsters, even stronger than Ragnarok, and those are Star Monsters. They came to the game with the addition of the Limited Shop and represent a cross between normal monsters of the higher tier and monsters of their tier. What makes Star Monsters strong is that, aside of having the standard primary attribute effect, they have a secondary effect, which is weak, but still significant. Star Monsters are obtained through:
Purchase on the Limited Shop
Monster Core Combines
Purchase for Monster Points
Since this game is almost a decade old, many loyal fans and players have been playing it on multiple devices. So, when they upgraded to a new Smartphone, they needed to transfer data to a new phone. This is one of the most commonly asked questions, and transferring account was not even possible for some time. Luckily, Gamevil answered the demands of the players and has implemented this feature later on. It is not the most smooth transition, but it can be done. The reason I say that is because you do need to contact them, or rather the Support team. All you need is the CS code found on your old phone, located at the Home Screen of the game. In the opening screen, tap the “i” icon and a menu with CS code will appear. Save it along with your alliance code, and then go to the official website to contact Support about it.
Eggs can yield different tiers of Monsters. The more you progress through the game, the higher the tier. Thus, it is a good idea to save up your Eggs and accumulate them, only to open them in the late game, to maximize your yield. Ideally, you should do this at level 301. To open them, go to the Shop tab, and then tap Eggs.
Equipment is mainly obtained for completing quests. It is an essential part of the gameplay and, like many other factors, can be improved by investing Monster Materials. There are many different types of Equipment, like Weapons, Armor, Charms, Decorations, and other equipment types.
As mentioned earlier, Monster Combination is one of the few ways of obtaining the strongest Monsters in-game. A successful combination’s result is determined by, among other things, the elements of the monsters used in the combination. Failing can yield a monster of the same level but will randomize the element. This is one of the main methods of getting Plus Monsters and Immortal+ monsters, which are produced by combining two Plus Monsters. There are various theories about how to combine very successfully… In truth, you can use your lowest monster tiers to attempt a wild chance of getting a good one, but you will spend Jewels for this, which is not that profitable. In truth, you need to invest big if you want to get good results.
According to some community reports, not all servers offer this option. Be that as it may, on most of them that do, it is quite easy to reset your account. Just go to the Home screen of the game, then go to the Shop, and scroll down until you see the Reset Account offer. It is free. Tap Buy and enter “Reset” in the required field, then tap Ok.
- Go to game’s Home screen
- Tap Shop
- Scroll down to find Reset Account offer
- Tap Reset Account
- Enter “Reset” in the required field
- Tap Ok
Evolution is a process that requires sacrifice. You need to use two immortals for the process. One is the target of your evolution process, while the other immortal will be sacrificed in the process to get the materials. A discount will be available if both immortals are of the same element. To create a ragnarok monster in evolution, you will need two immortal star monsters, found only on the Limited Shop. It is an expensive process, but unlike regular monster combining, these evolutions will never fail.
Leveling is reasonably fast in the first 100 or 150 levels. However, after that, it gets a bit slow, especially for the limited energy and stamina pool. There are certain tips to help. The first thing is the Punching Bag if you got one. The second and best one is to just farm quests and focus on increasing stamina, so you may want to do a re-skill if need be. Going pure stamina will mean more EXP, but it may require another re-skill later on.