The newly released MINImax Tinyverse is a real-time strategy title that mixes elements of the tower defence genre with an eye-catching, MOBA-like art style. It sees you taking on rival players in intense 1v1 matches that last only 6 minutes, meaning everything sails along at a brisk pace.

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You’ll need to formulate strategies and manipulate the battlefield in order to throw off your opponent and block any potential attacks from their troops. It’s an accessible yet layered game that serves up tons of opportunities to get creative with your playstyle.

So, without further ado, here are 5 reasons you need to play MINImax Tinyverse.

You can manipulate and dominate the battlefield

The broad premise of MINImax Tinyverse is that you stumble across a mysterious antique shop where factions of tiny beings are going head to head in all-out war. You, being a giant to the Tinyverse characters, get to manipulate the battlefield to your liking by picking up and dropping units using your massive hands.

The ‘be a god’ premise also extends to messing with individual troops, and you can even use matches to set certain roads on fire or crayons to make a wall that will then block enemy assaults. Shaping the course of battle and dominating the field from on high is a uniquely empowering experience.

It’s like a game of fast-paced chess

Of course, you won’t just have AI opponents to worry about. MINImax Tinyverse sees you facing up against rival players who have the exact same powers as you. This means you’ll need to remain reactive to their constant meddling, countering their attacks when necessary with your most creative ideas.

It’s like a fast-paced game of chess, with both players constantly adapting to the other’s playstyle. If that sound a little imposing, rest assured that the game does an excellent job of remaining accessible while also being tactical and intense.

You can get creative with custom matches

MINImax Tinyverse is a game all about being creative, and one of the ways it cultivates wild and inventive playstyles would be the custom match mode. Here, you can set the rules and face off against a rival/friend of your choosing.

Up to two friends can sit on the sidelines and observe the ensuing chaos, no doubt using the opportunity to learn your playstyle so that they have the edge the next time you clash. Outside of the tutorial, it’s maybe the best way to learn the ropes and hone your approach to warfare.

You can customise your god-hand

Who hasn’t at some point wanted to play as a disembodied zombie hand? Well, MINImax Tinyverse lets you do just that. On top of the undead look, you also have the option to try out the gauntlet of a valiant knight or the scaly, spiky claws of a dragon.

They’re all cosmetic only, so there’s no need to worry about certain hands having unfair advantages over others.

It’s a free-to-play game with no pay-to-win shenanigans

MINImax Tinyverse lets you unlock all of the champions, troopers, and miracles from both realms simply by playing the game and reaping the rewards of victory. Smartly, all characters remain at the same level of power, meaning a far more even playing field for new players.

You of course have the option to pay to unlock any characters or troops from the get-go, though it’s by no means a necessity.

If assuming the role of an all-powerful god sounds like a good time to you, just head straight for the App Store and download MINImax Tinyverse for free.