This mommy got a little side tracked today playing a card game for kids on our iPad Mini. I have never understood the purpose behind trading card games before, but Mighty Smighties gave me a crash course walk-through just after I downloaded the FREE app and now I”m hooked.
About Mighty Smighties:
The cards battle by element and also by strength number or card power. The elements provided are light, water, air, earth, and magic. Each Smighty shown on the cards have different power, personality, weakness, and birthday. You can read more about them in the Smightypedia.
There are several game play options available too. Play in single player mode or in multi-player mode with friends around the world. Invite friends via Facebook, Email, or Text Message. In addition to real time card battles, you can journey through quests in the Mighty Smighty world, play a match 3 type mini-game, and customize your very own Smighty with dozens of accessories. There is also a global leaderboard where you can become the most famous Smighty and receive amazing prizes.
I like playing in quest mode best because I love playing the Power and Epic versions. For these two levels, you battle based upon card value instead of element. The twist is the value wheel where, in power mode, you can add power to your card before it is played. In Epic mode, the wheel can either add OR take away value and the spinner goes super fast!
More Power!!! When you run out of power, you are prompted to play the Power Up Game. Power Up is similar to other three or more matching games. The 45 second clock and urgency music can make or break you because the moment you select an invalid group, your music stops and it triggers brain delay/confusion. My suggestion – turn the music off so you don’t notice it or it can really mess you up!
Deck Manager is an important stop to make before you begin your battles because there is where you will select your top 5 cards to bring to the start of every battle. While you are there, combine cards to make the most out of your deck. It is especially fun when you are preparing for battling your friends. Instead of playing solo while you wait for your next game time, combining cards in the deck can increase your playing power later – while letting you have fun now! In order to determine how much power your newly combined card will have, you play a quick power up game. The more matches you make in the allotted time, the more power you add to the card!
What the Kids Say:
I finally let my kids play just so I could gather a few opinions from them. “It’s really cool” said my thirteen year-old daughter just before she started going on, and on, about how she loves playing the Epic Battles because the spinner is so challenging. She can’t wait to share Mighty Smighties with her besties so she can get started battling her friends!
The app is currently available for IOS devices in the iTunes store for FREE
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