"HoloGrid: Monster Battle AR" is the new ARKit version of the award-winning, critically acclaimed Augmented Reality game by HappyGiant and Tippett Studio. This new, Free-To-Play ARKit, iOS11 Version, is a 'Board game come to life!" - featuring aspects of Collectible Card Games (CCG), Chess and other strategy games.
Inspired by the legendary Star Wars “HoloChess” scene, the game was created by HappyGiant in collaboration with Academy Award VFX Director Phil Tippett, designer and animator of the “HoloChess” scenes from Star Wars and The Force Awakens. Featuring new Spells, Monsters, Arenas and new competitive, ranked match-making system, this is a completely re-invented version of the game!
WHO IS PHIL TIPPETT?
Phil Tippett lead the animation team at Industrial Light & Magic before creating his own studio in 1984. With expertise in creature design, stop motion animation, and Computer Graphics, Tippett's varied career in visual effects has spanned more than 30 years and includes two Academy Awards®, six nominations, one BAFTA award and four nominations, two Emmys, and the prestigious Georges Méliès and Winsor McCay awards.
For more info go to http://www.hologridmonsterbattle.com
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Ratings and Reviews
Augmented monster melees.
Addictive Pay to Win Strategy Game
If you love strategy, this game is really fun in the beginning. Overtime, unfortunately, you will start to notice that your skills don’t matter. You soon realize that achieving victory means you also have to have good cards. Each card requires X amount of cards of the same type to level up to keep that particular card competitive as you grow through the ranks. To get new cards you have to either purchase them with in-game currency or wait for chests to open. Chests take hours to open. Opening them sooner requires in-game currency. In-game currency is accumulated at an exceptionally slow rate. To receive more of this currency you have to pay real money. So the formula, to simply put, is: Victory = good strategy + competitive cards; competitive cards = in-game currency; in-game currency = suicidally long wait times or real money.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’ve plateaued. I’m pretty good with the strategy, but it’s gotten to the point where I have a behemoth that has 10 HP vs an enemy who has one at 19+ and opponent has monsters that do 3x more damage than any of mine. Impossible to advance without better cards.
Aside from certain strategies, the last lesson this game taught me is humility. You can try your best, exhaust all options, fight to the last card, but sometimes you really can’t win; you must accept defeat and walk away.
I’ll check in from time to time but I can confidently say I’m disenchanted.
Has the potential for great things!!!
I’ve only had this game a few days and I never write reviews for games but I have to give credit where credit is due! Definitely worth the small bit of money to purchase. It’s only got one small flaw like a previous reviewer said on scaling after setting the board which isn’t that big of a deal just move back a bit it’s got a decent range you can move from after setting the board. Either way with some time , better looking and more variety of monsters and maybe and friend vs mode this could be and amazing game that I’d definitely stay loyal to.
- HappyGiant, LLC
- 637.7 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), and iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Copyright 2018 HappyGiant, LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Starter Pack! $4.99
- Gem pack $4.99
- Gem pack for sale $9.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.