Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Clash of Clans

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Sep 19, 2012
  • Version: 2.44
  • Size: 43.5 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Supercell Oy
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

What They Say
Lead your clan to victory! Clash of Clans is an epic combat strategy game. Build your village, train your troops and battle with thousands of other players online!

★★★★★ “This game is phenomenal”

★★★★★ “If you were looking for a game to play that's fun and strategic this is better than any other game out there”

Clash of Clans is an addictive mixture of strategic planning and competitive fast-paced combats. Raise an army of Barbarians, War Wizards, Dragons and other mighty fighters. Join a clan of players and rise through the ranks, or create your own Clan to contest ownership of the Realm. Driving back the goblins is just the first step - your quest isn't over until your clan reigns supreme over all others!

✔ Build your village into a undefeatable fortress
✔ Battle with players worldwide and take their Victory Points
✔ Join together with other players to form the ultimate Clan
✔ 10 unique units with multiple levels of upgrades
✔ Defend your village with Cannons, Towers, Mortars, Bombs, Traps and Walls
✔ Fight against the Goblin King in an epic campaign through the realm

Having any problems? Any suggestions? We would love to hear from you! You can reach us at support at

Note: A network connection is required to play

What I Say
This is a sweet game, despite the iap presence. At the most basic level you build your town and smash other players towns. You will amass coins and elixir that you spend on troops and upgrades for your many buildings. Eventually you will log out and be attacked by another player, usually resulting in the loss of your town. The next time you log in the town will repair itself over roughly a minutes time, and then you'll start the process over again.

All your construction options are nicely organized by resouce producing, defensive, offensive and decoration catagories in the build menu. Buildings can be moved around after being placed, even if their under construction. Selling buildings refunds you partial building costs, as does cancelling construction. Everything is upgradeable, even your walls.

Visually this game is pleasing, looks to be full 3d rendering. As of todays update your units change visually depending on their levels. All buildings have level based visuals as well.

Sound is enjoyable. The music appropriate to your situation and the combat sounds of swords clashing and spells flying is awesome!

There is iap present though it isnt forced upon you. You really can play this entire game without spending a dime, the only cost will be patience on your part. Additionally you will randomly receive iap currency (gems) for taking down the rocks and trees on your map. The trees respawn over time so keep dilligent and you can amass a nice fortune of gems. I suggest spending them to offset the initial construction cost. Never use them to speed up construction in progress, all your doing there is buying your lack of patience. Rather buy a nice new building sooner!

This game is online at all times so if the server is down for maintenance or your out of internet range, no play for you.

There is a lengthy single player portion to the game involving various goblin bases that you are tasked with destroying. The rules of victory apply in you versus goblins as well as you versus players. You need a star to win. Killing their main building equals instant victory, one star. Killing 50% of their buildings equals instant victory, one star. 100% of their buildings is required for a three star victory. Also note, when a player attacks you if they get one star you get a free 12hr shield preventing anyone from attacking you. If they get three stars, you get a 16hr shield. Win, win!

A player attacking you can not loot your entire supply of coin and elixir. Only a percentage of it is available, looks like roughly 25%.

Some tips :
. If you are looking to save coin and elixir for construction purposes, place your main building outside and away from your defenses.
. If you are looking to rise in leaderboards, kill your enemies main building Top priority.

Both those tips are related and here's why. When a person is looking to rise up the leaderboards they are going to go after the main building of their enemy above all else. Killing it equals instant victory. If you are looking to save up your currencies, by placing your main building off by itself your offering potential opponents an eash victory. More often than not they will spend just enough forces to kill your main building and then move on because doing so saves them troop costs and time elsewhere.

. Wall up your defensive buildings. The longer it takes a player to get to them, the longer it takes a player to kill them.
. Wall up buildings in groups of two and three, this forces the player to go through more walls over time and losing more of their troops in the process.

All in all, this is a well polished game that currently is receiving a good amount of attention from its development team. Update three just hit, I'll finish this write up with its patch notes. Enjoy :)

Whats New in 2.44
✔ Full support for iPhone 5 and 5th generation iPod Touch
✔ Big new feature: Spells! (Spell Factory unlocks on Town Hall level 5)
✔ Introducing three spells: Lightning, Healing and Rage Spell
✔ Replays added to Battle Log! Now you can see what happened when someone attacked your village
✔ Added Wizard Tower unlock to Town Hall level 6 and another Hidden Tesla to Town Hall level 8
✔ Matchmaking now gives you better matches and works faster
✔ Troop upgrades are now visualized
✔ Many visual effects were improved
✔ Support for iOS 6 Game Center challenges
✔ Shop and Battle Log redesigned for iPhone and iPod Touch
✔ You can now view helpful hints while the game is loading
✔ Added 3rd upgrade level for Dragon
✔ Fixed the troop donation bug
✔ Troop training and housing mechanics improved
✔ Canceling building upgrades does not give the full price back anymore
✔ Building Walls is instant but requires available worker
✔ Combat balance tweaks
✔ Confirmation popup when speeding up building construction and upgrading
✔ Players gain a very short Shield if disconnected from the server unintentionally
✔ Server now runs battles to the end if user gets disconnected during battle
✔ You can now view the clan before you accept the invitation

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