Marvel Strike Force

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Marvel Strike Force
Marvel Strike Force loading screen.jpg
Loading screen for Marvel Strike Force Ant-Man and the Wasp update
Developer(s)FoxNext (2018-2020)
Scopely (2020-present)[1]
Publisher(s)FoxNext (2018-2020)
Scopely (2020-present)
EngineUnity[2]
Platform(s)iOS, Android
ReleaseMarch 28, 2018
Genre(s)Role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Marvel Strike Force is a turn-based role-playing mobile game by FoxNext (which next acquired by Scopely) for Android and iOS platforms.[3][4][5][6] The game was launched worldwide on March 28, 2018, and is primarily set in the Marvel Universe.

Premise[edit]

The Earth has fallen under siege by sinister forces led by Ultimus. Agents of S.T.R.I.K.E. (Special Tactical Reserve for Interdimensional Key Events) have been called to assemble squads of heroes and villains to combat Ultimus's legions, that includes mind-controlled versions of the heroes and villains, before Earth falls under Ultimus' control.[5][7][8]

In addition to this campaign, special sub-plot events are also released, loosely based on recent Marvel films that have been released, starting with Avengers: Infinity War.

Gameplay[edit]

Marvel Strike Force allows players to collect Marvel Universe characters from both the heroes and villains and generic characters from large organizations such as SHIELD, The Hand and Hydra, and use them to fight in turn-based battles. There are multiple ways to collect characters: some are given to players immediately, whereas others are gained via gameplay or as in-game rewards in the form of shards that are earned by players to unlock and or promote their characters. Shards can either be earned from winning battles or bought from a shop. Players level up their user level by gaining experience by completing daily quests or completing battles.

Battles are divided up into rounds, with the character with the highest speed attribute going first. Each team consists of up to five characters (though some AI teams in raids can have far more characters than that) who battle until defeated or reinforcements enter. Battles are turn-based, based on the speed attribute, where the combatants apply healing and various buffs to their own team and damage and debuffs to the opponent all the while trying to deal the most overall damage and having the last character alive.

Players may join alliances that form the main group inside of the game, which can include up to 24 players and be private or open. Alliances allow players to play in raids and wars and to access alliance milestones. These alliances can be created by any player or created by the game. All players must be in an alliance, so if a player leaves or is kicked from an alliance, the game will assign a new one.

Modes[edit]

The main game modes are Arena, Blitz, Raids, Challenges and Alliance War. Each of these modes has its own currency that can be spent on character shards or items. All modes are played versus a computer controlled AI, including the arena and alliance war battles where the AI controls a player-created team.

Arena is battling against other player created squads in 5-on-5 battles while competing for daily prizes based on ranking at the end of the daily reset time.

Raids are a series of maps that a player-ran alliance of up to 24 people must work together to defeat all of the nodes.

Challenges are completed once a day to allow players to accumulate various resources. Each challenge occurs three days per week and can be completed three times per day. Challenge requires specific character traits to be used to complete each tier of the challenge.

Alliance War is working together within a player's alliance to defeat an opponent's helicarrier with 12 rooms each with two sets of 8 defense teams while defending with the player's own helicarrier.

Versus battle is a one versus one battle between two players played in real time.[9]

Characters[edit]

Heroes[edit]

Villains[edit]

Minions[edit]

  • A.I.M. Assaulter
  • A.I.M. Infector
  • A.I.M. Monstrosity
  • A.I.M. Researcher
  • A.I.M. Security
  • Hand Archer
  • Hand Assassin
  • Hand Blademaster
  • Hand Sentry
  • Hand Sorceress
  • Hydra Armored Guard
  • Hydra Grenadier
  • Hydra Rifle Trooper
  • Hydra Scientist
  • Hydra Sniper
  • Kree Cyborg
  • Kree Noble
  • Kree Oracle
  • Kree Reaper
  • Kree Royal Guard
  • Mercenary Lieutenant
  • Mercenary Riot Guard
  • Mercenary Sniper
  • Mercenary Soldier
  • Ravager Boomer
  • Ravager Bruiser
  • Ravager Stitcher
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Assault
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Medic
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Operative
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Security
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Trooper

Upcoming[edit]

2020 incident[edit]

In August 2020, a bug caused thousands of players to be distributed an extremely high amount of premium items that would have cost "thousands" of dollars to purchase in the shop.[10] The players with the extra gear had it rolled back after the incident to undo its effects.

Reception[edit]

Marvel Strike Force generated $150 million in sales during its first year of operation on the iOS and Android platforms.[11]

Awards[edit]

The game was nominated for "Mobile Game of the Year" at the SXSW Gaming Awards,[12] and won the People's Voice Award for "Games" in the "Video" category of the 2019 Webby Awards, whereas its other nomination was for "Strategy/Simulation Game" under the "Games" category.[13][14] Google Play awarded it as the best breakthrough game of 2019, which is for overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth.[15] The game was also nominated for "Best Live Ops" at the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards,[16] and for "Strategy/Simulation" at the 2020 Webby Awards.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scopely Acquires FoxNext Games". Los Angeles Business Journal. January 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Marvel Strike Force". Marvel Strike Force official website. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  3. ^ Spangler, Todd (November 20, 2017). "'Marvel Strike Force' Mobile Fighting Game Release Date Set for 2018 (Video)". Variety.
  4. ^ Devore, Jordan (November 20, 2017). "Marvel Strike Force is the new squad-based superhero RPG". Destructoid.
  5. ^ a b Tylwalk, Nick (November 21, 2017). "Marvel Strike Force Looks Like Another Marvel Game You Need in Your Life". Gamezebo. Retrieved January 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Sander, Alec (July 20, 2018). "'Marvel Strike Force – A Stroke of Genius'". Bluemoongame.com.
  7. ^ "Marvel Strike Force – About the Game". Marvel Strike Force official website. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Marvel Strike Force Teaser Trailer". YouTube. Marvel Entertainment. November 20, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  9. ^ Shea, Brian. "Marvel Strike Force Developers Talk Adding PvP, The Reemergence Of Thanos, And What Year Three Holds". Game Informer.
  10. ^ 'Marvel Strike Force' Lootbox Printer Accidentally Goes Brrr
  11. ^ "'Marvel Strike Force' Generates $150 Million in First Year". Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  12. ^ Trent, Logan (February 11, 2019). "Here Are Your 2019 SXSW Gaming Awards Finalists!". South by Southwest. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  13. ^ Liao, Shannon (April 23, 2019). "Here are all the winners of the 2019 Webby Awards". The Verge. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  14. ^ "2019 Winners". The Webby Awards. April 22, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  15. ^ "2019 Google Play Award winners highlight top Android apps and games". 9to5Google. May 6, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  16. ^ "The winners of 2020". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  17. ^ "Webby Awards: Games". The Webby Awards. May 19, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2020.

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