Hot on the heels of the announcement that Riot's Teamfight Tactics would be heading to mobile phones, Match Set Games have released their take on the popular Auto-chess genre following a period in beta earlier this year. It's called Arena Allstars and it's available now for both iOS and Android.

If you've played an Auto-chess game before you'll have a good idea of what to expect here. If not, you and other players will draft a team of champions who each have different abilities and classes. You then pit them in battle against another player's team, ensuring that you've considered various synergies and formations to get the best out of your draft.

There's quite a varied cast of characters to choose from too. They include 'Regular Guy' who runs into battle armed only with a saucepan, a giant grizzly bear and one that looks like an angel. The sizeable roster means that there are hundreds of different combinations to uncover to defeat your opponents with.


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It aims to set itself apart from other competitors in a few ways. Firstly it looks to have more fast-paced action that leads to shorter rounds with each game taking less than 10 minutes to complete. It can also be played in portrait mode, which makes gaming on the go notably easier. Finally, they've made the characters/icons much larger so the UI is easier to understand and navigate.

It's launched with several different modes available. There's a practice mode as well as a solo free-for-all option where you can compete with up to 7 other players in real-time battles. If you prefer to team up with your pals then there's Co-Op mode too. A future update will see the addition of an Endless Mode where you can complete various missions and kill bosses to earn loot.

Arena Allstars is available now through the App Store and Google Play. It's a free-to-play game with in-app purchases.

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