Released in 2012 by SuperCell, Clash of Clans is a freemium strategy game, focused on building and attacking cities. It’s been five years since the game was released but it still hasn’t come down from the top 100 on the app store. Let’s find out why the game is still loved by millions of people.
The game starts off with a tutorial where you get to learn the mechanics of the game. You have to build your village from scratch using resources such as elixir and gold. You can collect these resources using elixir collectors and gold mines. You can solely focus on building your base or attacking other players or a mix of both. Resources can also be obtained from other players by invading their bases. To attack the bases of other players, you need to build barracks and army camps.
There are over 18 types of soldiers available throughout the game, ranging from normal barbarians to magical dragons. Each soldier takes a definite amount of space in the army camp, which sets a cap on the total number of soldiers. You also have a laboratory where you can upgrade your soldiers. There is a spell factory where you can build different types of spells. As you progress in the game, you will unlock another resource called dark elixir. Dark Elixir is used to create stronger troops but there is a catch. It takes a long time to get enough dark elixir to build and upgrade your troops.
When you choose to attack, you can either invade another player’s base or you can play the campaign mode. When attacking another base, your aim is to completely destroy the base. The resources you steal from the opponent will be added to your reserves. However, any troop that gets killed during the attack won’t return to your base. The same rules apply in campaign mode. Clash of Clans uses a trophy-based system to match up players and places you in a league the moment you attack. Overall, there are nine leagues in the game. When you win a battle, you gain trophies and when you fail, you lose trophies.
The main feature of the game is the ability to join and create clans. You can link the game to your social media accounts to find friends. When you are with a clan, you can share your troops with your clan mates. You can also wage a war against other clans.
Even though the game is five years old, the game is still under active development. Earlier, you had to manually tap every resource to collect it. Now, with just a single tap, all similar resources will be added to your reserves. The developers also added more depth to the game. You now have a builder base where you can unlock stronger upgrades for your troops. Also, you get to battle against other players. Unlike the earlier format, the winner is decided based on who deals more damage to the base. New troops and spells get added every update.
All in all, Clash of Clans is still a good game despite its five-year-old tag. Even though there are flaws with builder base at the moment, the overall experience of the game is amazing. You don’t have to spend money to progress through the game. However, it will take you a considerable amount of time to unlock the cool upgrades. Regardless of all the flaws, Clash of Clans is one of the few games that has managed to stay on top for so long. A large number of developers tried emulating the success of Clash of Clans, but most of them have failed to deliver.
Just download the game and you will fall in love with it in no time.
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