Hello my name is PhillyX and in a matter of 10 hours I have become addicted to Best Fiend. Here are the top 5 reasons why you will quickly become an addict also.
This morning I was minding my own business when some fiendish news popped up in my twitter feed talking about this new iOS game Best Fiend. Nothing better to do with my moment so I bite the bait and I clicked it, and decided to download it and give it a try. This is the first game developed by Seriously a Santa Monica based developer that is passionate about great storytelling, unique characters, desperate conflict and unlikely heroes. Basically Best Fiends is a startup’s mobile puzzler in which brightly colored bugs battle meteor-enhanced slugs to rescue their family and friends and restore peace to the world of Minutia.
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From the Green Glades to the foothills of Mount Boom, the small creatures of Minutia lived in harmony, until the night the meteor struck…
The meteor smashed into Mount Boom, bringing with it a strange force that transformed the Slugs who lived there into an army of greedy, greenery-gobbling pests.
Now, the Slugs are taking over the world, munching a path through Minutia and sliming up everything they touch!
But a brave band of heroes is fighting back! Left behind when the Slugs captured their families, these unlikely champions are on an epic quest to save their parents and beat back the Slug advance.
To get to Mount Boom, they’ll need to become… the Best Fiends.
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Throughout the game you will be introduced to many colorful and talented characters. What I love about the group of Best Fiends is the growth ability. Each character shares a degree of upgrading that enhances the game play and strengthens their abilities. Each color has their own specific qualities that add to a variety of reactions to the slugs you are attacking.
Here is a sample of each of the various color slues you will gain to battle with. Keep in mind each color group contains 3 different characters so 15 colorful fun fiends to get to know and love. With each having 5 level of upgradability.
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The Slugs, as the name properly sounds are the sluggy bad guys you are fighting to be rid of. The Slugs were never the nicest of neighbours, but tucked away in the damp caverns of Mount Boom, they never really bothered anybody. Now, though, beefed up by the strange effects of the Meteor, they’re a menace to Minutia!They’re not exactly evil – more selfish and a bit hapless – but these greedy gastropods are devouring everything in their path and must be stopped!You will come across three different breed of slugs that as the game progress don’t just stand there and take the abuse, the will eventually start to retaliate against your attacks with their own arsenal of slugginess.
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The objectives, controls and mechanics of Best Fiends are very simple and easy to pick up.
Objective is to attack and defeat the awaiting slugs in your territory by throwing different parts of nature at them (strawberries, mushrooms, flowers, leaves and water).
Controls you defeat the slugs by creating combos of matching colors. When you perform a successful match the combined power of the elements lands a blow to the slug in your way. The larger the combo the more powerful the blow. Build a large enough combo and your attack not only deals damage to the slug in your way but if there are any remaining slugs behind it they are also affected.
Depending on the level and round you are on you are either faced with a limited amount of moves or a goal to combine a certain amount of a given color. If you fail to meet that objective before the moves are up you can either pay (real money) for additional moves of just restart the level.
After each completed level you have a bonus round where you can use 3 awarded keys to unlock 3 of 9 boxes to reveal special perks that will aid you in leveling up your acquired characters.
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In a nut shell, I love this game. The characters are adorable, the game play is addicting and the storyline is very entertaining. Best on our very own rating system we suggest you go GRAB IT. If you haven’t downloaded this free to play game yet go do it now.
Right now it is available on the Apple App store and you can download the game here.
More about the game check out these sources.