Clash of Clans is a strategy game that released on two giant platforms. iOS on August 2, 2012, and Android on October 7, 2013. It is developed and published by Supercell, the game publisher who is already known by so many people for their works in making such a nice game. The game takes a place in a fantasy or kingdom look-alike world where you as the player will be the chief of a village which will be yours and lead your village to the glory. The game was getting so many fans when it was released for the first time. And now, although it has been 5 years since its release, it is still one of the most favorite games on mobile. So, what makes it so popular? Just find out the answer in the Clash of Clans game review below.
|Platform(s)||iOS and Android|
|Release Date||iOS (August 2, 2012)
Android (October 7, 2013)
|Genre(s)||Action, Strategy and MMO game|
|Mode(s)||Single and Multiplayer|
|Device(s)||Android smartphones, iPhone and iPad|
|File Size||83,33 MB|
|Price||Free (optional in-app purchases available)|
Clash of Clans is a massively multiplayer online game where you can train your troops to attack the others, and build or join a clan to gather with the other players in a clan war. Your attack will be rated by the stars where each star can be achieved after you destroyed 50% of the enemy’s base, destroyed their Town Hall, and wrecked everything they have got.
The game also has a single player mode where you have to destroy the Goblin’s base and stole all the resources they have. There are series of Goblin’s village that you can destroy in this mode. And at the beginning of the game, you will have 2 builders as the one who is responsible for helping you to build the buildings or upgrading. But, you can add more of them with the special currency system until the maximum number of 5.
This game actually has four main currencies where three of them are used as the resources to build, upgrade, and train the troops, they are Gold, Elixir, Dark Elixir, and Gems as the premium currency. The Gold is used to build and upgrade the buildings. The Elixir and Dark Elixir are also used to build and upgrade some buildings, train and upgrade the troops, and make and upgrade the spells. These three premium currencies can be obtained through the game by producing or stealing from others.
The Gems are the special currency which only can be obtained from the in-app purchase or some event. You can also get it when you clear some tree or rock if you are lucky. This currency system can be used to buy more builders or to fasten up the upgrading process.
In this game, you will find four main types of buildings. The first one is the defensive buildings which used as the protection of your base. The second one is the production buildings which used as the source to get the resources (Gold, Elixir, and Dark Elixir). Then, there are resource buildings that you will use as the place to store your resources. The last, are the army buildings which used to store and train the troops and spells. And at the beginning, some of the buildings will be unlocked until you reach a certain Town Hall level.
|Defensive Buildings||Cannons, archer towers, mortars, bombs, hidden teslas, traps, wizard towers, air defense, air sweeper, x-bow (town hall level 9), inferno towers (town hall level 10), and eagle artilleries (town hall level 11)|
|Production Buildings||Gold mine, elixir collector, dark elixir drill|
|Resource Buildings||Gold storage, elixir storage, dark elixir storage, treasury (in the clan castle)|
|Army Buildings||Army camp, barracks, dark barracks, laboratory, spell factory, dark spell factory, barbarian king altar, archer queen altar, grand warden altar|
Troops and Spells
Here, there are so many kinds of troops and spells that you can use during the battle. In order to train the troops, you will need the normal barracks and dark barracks. The normal one can summon Barbarian, Archer, Giant, Goblin, Wall Breaker, Balloon, Wizard, Healer, Dragon, P.E.K.K.A, Baby Dragon, and Miner. And the elixir is needed to summon them. Then, the dark barracks can summon Minion, Hog Rider, Valkyrie, Golem, Witch, Lava Hound, and Golem. These troops can be summoned by using the dark elixir. And each troop will cost you a number of elixirs or dark elixir and you will need to wait for a while to train them.
Then, the same as the barracks, there are two kinds of spells in the spells factories, the normal, one and the dark spells. The normal spells consist of Lightning Spell, Heal Spell, Rage Spell, Jump Spell, Freeze Spell, and Clone Spell. and they can be produced by using the elixir. And for the dark spell, you will need the dark elixir to produce Poison Spell, Earthquake Spell, Haste Spell, and Skeleton Spell. As you progress in this game, you will unlock more troops and spells.
You can join or build your own clan and gather more member to make the clan stronger. After that, you can rebuild the ruined Clan Castle. The clan is very useful because you can support each other by requesting and donating troops. Besides, you can share each other in order to improve your game and maybe ask some advice about how to build a good base and how to make a good troop combination.
Also, you can join a clan war and battle with the other clans from around the world. But, only the leader and co-leader of the clan who can start the war. Each clan war will be given a day for preparation and another day to do the battle. Each player will be given two chances to attack the opponent’s base and the rules are the same like attacking normally. You just need to try to get the three stars and your stars will be combined with the others. The clan who collect more stars will be the winner and you will get a lot of Gold, Elixir and Dark Elixir as the rewards.
This is the latest update on May 2017 where now Clash of Clans has a night mode. In your base, you will see there is an old boat stranded on the beach. After you have fixed it, you can sail to the new island and create a new village with some new buildings. In this mode, you can still play the same way as in your old village. The difference is you will do it at the same time with the player that you are attacking. So, this mode will allow you to do a PvP battle against the other player. And the one who can make the most damage or get the most star will get the Gold, Elixir, and Trophies as the rewards. And if you are equal you will get nothing. Here, you only have three chances to launch the attack. After you have used all of your chances, you will have to wait for 22 hours to regain your chances.
For the graphic aspect, Supercell is really serious while making this game because it has a very outstanding graphic for a simple strategy game like this. As you can see, the graphic in this game is really detailed. The environment around the village and the effect when the buildings are destroyed is quite impressive. So, this aspect won’t make you disappointed at all because it is very nice.
This game uses a lot of strategies while conducting the battle. And there are various troops that you can combine to launch your attack. So, in order to win, it all depends on how a player does their attack. Besides, it always gives a new update regularly although it has become an old game. So, the developer is not leaving this game like many other publishers out there. And the new update always offers the player with lots of exciting things.
A strategy game like this is quite boring after you have played it for a long time. It is because the game is kinda repetitive. So, you just do the same thing all the time like attacking the other player’s base, gathering resources, build and upgrade the buildings. And then, the gems usage in this game makes so many players use it to fasten up their progress which is not fair enough for the players who play it in fair and square.
Clash of Clans is one of the most favorite strategy games since the first time it was released until this moment because it has an addictive gameplay and a nice graphic. Also, it has so many supporting features that make this game more interesting. So, if you are looking for a real-time strategy game, Clash of Clans should be your first option.