mabinogi-duel
Metacritic: 80/100
Release: Nov 2015
Reviewed on: iOS

Mabinogi Duel

Site Score
7.0
Good: Good game variety – Strong game mechanics – Art and music
Bad: Over the top female design
User Score
7.2
(5 votes)
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Mabinogi Duel is a mobile trading card game that strikes a good balance between simplicity and depth. With a large selection of cards to choose from and multiple game modes there is plenty of gameplay on offer.

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The card game is set deep within a fantasy setting which features the usual goblins, magic, elves and humans that one would expect. The main focus of the game is the campaign mode which follows an over the top adventure where you’ll follow evil to its source in an attempt to hold off an apocalyptic scenario.

This long single player campaign is paired with a PvP mode where you’ll fight against other players decks as you aim to prove that your strategy and deck building talent trumps all others. For those that want shorter goals a number of challenges will test that you can create a deck ideal for a given task.

The core mechanics of Mabinogi Duel are fairly straight forward allowing any player to learn the concept with the depth coming mostly from the deck building elements. In the game players will have a board of five card slots before them which can be used to play various cards with their own statistics.

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These cards will then match off against the opponents card in the same row with the winning card being based on the card statistics. If there is no opposing card in that row then you’ll be able to attack your opponent’s health directly which is your main objective in each match. The game also includes some secondary mechanics that add more advanced options such as the ability to skip a turn for resources.

Mabinogi Duel is a solid trading card game on mobile devices, especially for those that like a campaign orientated experience with touches of PvP and tough challenges.

Summary:

  • Enjoy a long campaign, PvP and challenges.
  • Simple game mechanics with enough room for strategy.
  • Great card design both in balance and art.
  • Design your personal deck from hundreds of options.
  • Free for iOS and Android.

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Mabinogi Duel, 7.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings
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