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Battle of Puppets

By Small Wonders S.L.

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Battle of Puppets is an addictive, fascinatingly odd, and truly original linear strategy game. With a vibrant artistic style, it combines, the hallowed art of puppetry, with ruthless marionette combat!

"A distinctive art style and a plethora of cool features" - TUAW

"Battle of Puppets is absolutely oozing character and charm through its amazing art style and other really clever features... The amount of thought and small touches developers Small Wonders put in to the game is awesome." - Touch Arcade

"Visually appealing and with an operatic setting like no other" - Pocket Gamer silver award winner

"If this game doesn’t get nominated somewhere for graphical achievement, I just will NOT understand." - The Appera

"Battle of Puppets is top notch in terms of art design and visual effects. Animations of the characters, backgrounds, and battles are great." - App Smile


You select and perform an opera in a series of 22 American theatres, each with its own custom backdrop of famous landmarks. Each competition then pits you as the puppeteer to strategically build units, upgrade your castle and outposts, and even cast spells using written gestures to destroy the opposing forces and win the affection of the crowd. With 6 professions to unlock, you can learn to repair your troops, mind control the enemy, boo the opposition, and more!

Each of the 5 operas vary significantly in terms of their relative strengths and weaknesses, unit types, building speeds, and most interestingly, how they are affected by changing weather conditions. Choose the best route across the country based on the weather in each city!

Battle of Puppets is easy to learn but the strategy is hard to master!


• 22 unique locations, each with changing backdrops for day and night.

• play as any of the 5 different armies, each representing famous operas.
• 20 distinctive unit types

• 3 game-play modes
• Battleground - destroy the enemy castle
• Survival - stay alive!
• Fast Battleground - destroy the enemy fast
• 3 difficulty levels
• 3 distict user profiles

• 6 unlockable professions let players cast magic on the enemy

• Multiple climates that affect your troops in battle

English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and French.

Now with Open Feint

What's New in Version 1.3.1

Get the new Battle of Puppets Endless Mode for free.

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Customer Reviews


An app that stands out head and shoulders above the rest. The game's graphics are great. You can choose between diffrent types of warriors when you start a new puppeter. Play the tourital or you will be confused. There is stragity it is just based on upgrading your buildings and flags into higher defences and by doing so accesing better warrior types. I'm 110% satified with this app. Grab it before it becomes paid for an extra bonus of no cost for getting this app! (ps it does crash sometimes but just reopen the app)

Tune the game

It's been nearly 2 years. Tune the mechanics and you have something here.

1. The special gestures don't register properly very consistently.

2. If you happen to use a special move after the opposing team you lose it. This is very frustrating.

3. When you are losing it's nearly impossible to make a come back due to the lack of advancement on the field which directly impacts your ability to create new puppets.

Absolute disappointment

I used to play this app all the time in 2011 and decided to download it again on my iPhone just to find it hasn't been updated in 2 years. The graphics and gameplay hasn't improved and it still has OpenFeint! I remember asking for a way to redeem your army if they get to your side, but it still hasn't updated and let's not forget all the crashing in the new updates. You people really need to get your act together.

Battle of Puppets
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 14, 2010
  • Version: 1.3.1
  • Size: 52.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller: Small Wonders S.L.
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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