“Possibly the best online multiplayer game ever released for iOS.”
Warbits, a war simulator for a better tomorrow. Give peace a fighting chance by settling your differences casualty free. Don't agree with your fellow factions? You don't have to! Put those blasters down, load up Warbits, and virtually crush the opposition!
CAMPAIGN - Battle through 20 missions across 5 unique environments as you unravel the story of a dysfunctional galaxy and the war simulator designed to save it.
CHALLENGE MODE - Test your grit against 30 challenging missions at your own pace. 10 Skirmish, 10 Puzzle and 10 unlockable Veteran missions.
POWERS - Supercharge your army with 16 game changing power-ups.
ONLINE OR LOCAL - Take the fight online with Game Center or play locally against friends and AI opponents.
TAG MATCHES - Automatically get matched against players based on the modes you like to play.
INSTRUCTION MANUAL - Harken back to the golden age of cracking open a new game with this classic instruction manual: http://riskylab.com/WarbitsManual
• Asynchronous gameplay
• 40 Custom versus maps
• 15 Game Center achievements
• Replays & in game messaging
• Sync campaign progress with iCloud
"Comforted a 4-year-old who was nervous on a flight."
“I haven't laughed at a game in a long time and this has touched my heart.”
“Is it out yet?”
-Twitter Follower 2012
“looks so incredibly generic from the trailer...”
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--PATCH 1.2 CHALLENGE ACCEPTED--
Brand new challenge mode!
30 missions available in 3 new challenge categories:
10 Skirmish Missions
10 Puzzle Missions
10 Veteran Missions
iOS 10 iMessage invite support! Play custom games with friends by inviting via iMessage.
Minor bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Don’t be fooled by the cute visuals and quirky dialogue. Beneath the charming sheen, Warbits is a deceptively complex strategy game. As you make your way through a campaign packed with turn-based battles, you’re forced to make tough decisions. Do you try to stealthily capture an enemy base or wage a full-on assault and put your strongest units at risk? With a challenging campaign and several multiplayer game types (including a same-screen local mode!), your tactics will be put to the test.
Competent but forgettable
This game is an Advance Wars clone. I don’t use the term lightly; it’s not just that the units are almost the same, even the end-of-stage scoring system rates you on Power (% of enemies destroyed), Skill (% of your units that survived), and Speed... even when it doesn’t make sense to do so. On stage 4-4, for instance, you have an ally who helps you against your foe- every unit your ally destroys does not count towards your Power score, making it literally impossible to earn top scores.
Now don’t get me wrong, Warbits is not a bad game. Its core systems, such as its economy, unit balance and variety, mostly copy Advance Wars, which is a really solid system to copy. The reason I give it three stars is because it’s worse in all the areas it cannot directly copy (storyline, aesthetics and visual clarity), and the one area where it tries to innovate and improve upon the old formula with its HQ abilities, it mostly fails. The abilities are poorly balanced, the AI is shamefully poor at using them, and their inclusion harms the game’s overall unit balance.
As a result of the above, Warbits is a competent game and if you like the genre, you won’t regret playing it. It’s also forgettable- it doesn’t advance the genre in any way. When the next game of this type comes out, it will still be compared to Advance Wars, not to Warbits.
Absolutely worth buying
There's always a slight temptation to give one star to apps that ask for a review in a pop-up, but I find this less egregious in games and in the case of indie devs (though I'd still prefer a more passive request than pop-ups).
Looking past that, Warbits is top notch. The power chips are a neat way to implement something akin to Advance Wars' CO Powers (something often missing from the games that it inspired), and being able to pick from any means there's a dizzying array of factors to account for when battling your opponent. And with a few new units that don't really have analogs in the source material, Risky Lab took the time to design a game that is delightfully familiar without being a lazy imitation.
Bought it for myself and gifted two copies to friends. Easily worth it.
- Risky Lab Inc
- 185.1 MB
- Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © Risky Lab LLC
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