Following the critical success of the original BattleHands title in 2016, Kongregate and Another Place Productions have now officially launched BattleHands Heroes. Unlike that previous title, however, the latest release doesn't take place in a world of medieval fantasy. Instead of being a direct follow-up, Heroes takes everything that made the original great, made improvements, and moved everything into a more modern setting called Silver City. This time around, players take on the role of Mr. Sunshine and his band of superheroes as they battle a mysterious foe to save the city. Gameplay, meanwhile, may be best described as a collectible card battling game with RPG elements – although the game is currently found as Google Play's number 5 Trending Role Playing title. Players collect hero cards and ability cards in order to take on enemies in an action-RPG format as the story unfolds. Each character has its own traits, strengths, weaknesses, and abilities, and all of that's set against a classic and clean-looking graphic novel art style.
With regard to the features of this title, BattleHand Heroes features more than 100 cards that can be leveled up and evolved for play across both a campaign and Player vs. Player mode. Weaknesses and strengths are built around an easy-to-follow but difficult to master elementally-based system. Each Hero also has their own skill tree to explore which allows players to, in true RPG style, blaze their own path with their own play style. Virtual justice is served alongside full 3D animations from dynamic views. Beyond just looking fun, the game is also completely free to download and play. That's a feature in its own right with consideration for how many great games are locked behind a payment just to get started.
With all of that said and despite how fun this game looks, there are in-app purchases with this title. The developers seem to imply that those won't be required at any point to beat BattleHand Heroes' solo campaign, as those apply to "game extras." However, there's no guarantee they won't become a fundamental requirement to win in the current or future multiplayer modes. Bearing that in mind, there don't seem to be a whole lot of reasons to pass up what looks to be a worthy successor to an original mobile gaming powerhouse. So anybody interested in these types of titles will probably want to head over to the Play Store via the button below to get started.