Developed by MegaCrit, the game has you crafting a unique deck made up of hundreds if cards to play during battle. Selecting cards that synergise well together allows you to climb the spire more efficiently, and this is where the roguelike elements come into play. Each journey upwards results in changes to layouts and enemy placement, making Slay the Spire a fun title for replayability.
This means you can choose to take paths that are risky or safe, and collect randomised rewards along the way that help you to climb the spire with as little pushback as possible. There are even different bosses that can make an appearance, ensuring that your experience is varied each time you play.
Slay the Spire was originally released on PC in 2017 as an early access title, where it received regular updates such as new characters, level variations and Steam Workshop support before gearing up for a full release in 2019. Since then, it has also arrived on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and now Android. Dann reviewed the game on iOS last year, calling it a "genre defining classic" and where the "use of the touch-screen is fantastic".
This one is a must-have for fans of roguelikes and deckbuilders. You can download Slay the Spire later today from the Google Play Android store, where it’ll be a paid title costing $9.99. It’s also available on the iOS App Store for the same price.If you enjoy card games, be sure to check out our favourite ones on iOS.
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