I am massively excited about WWE 2K15 and this has been the perfect stop gap until then. It’s simple and very addictive. As you begin the game, signing in with either Facebook or Game Centre you are given a set of starter cards, to play with. From here you can enter exhibition matches against other players.
Its great fun watching the cards enter the arena as though they have real personalities, you also see them pulling moves of from the top rope to defeat their opponents. It plays out a bit like top trumps; there are four categories for each player, Speed, Charisma, Toughness and Power, depending on the type of matchup you are going into (Solo, Tag Team or Diva) you’ll need to choose the card(s) that are most suitable for the match. There are boost cards that improve your cards stats temporarily, they can make the difference between you winning or losing. At bit like FIFA Ultimate Team there is a chemistry element to the game, each wrestler has a triangle icon, if you can match a tag team to turn the triangles into a square, the team will get a boost for the match, making it even more difficult for your opponents.
Each game last about a minute so it’s perfect for wasting a few minutes here and there, if you win you get two choose two random cards from a collection, if you lose you only get to choose one, so at least there is still a small reward if things don’t go your way. If you end up with two of the same card you can ‘train’ other cards to help boost their stats permanently.
The other main mode is called King of the Ring; KotR is a tournament mode where you choose 16 of your cards to battle it out for you over a set of matches, the better you wrestlers perform the better reward you get. To be honest I don’t really see the benefits of this mode as I have managed to get some great cards just playing the exhibition mode.
Of course with free apps these days there is always an In-App Purchase to take advantage and it’s not different here, You can purchase credits to buy packs of cards, the more you are willing to part with the better your chances are of getting something really good. It’s rare I spend anything on these games but I’ve been tempted on more than one occasion to spend a bit on this.
It’s not the best looking game in the world but it’s been really fun to play, if card collection games are your thing you can’t go wrong with WWE Supercards.
MLG Rating: 7/10 Format: iOS / Android Release Date: 14/08/2014
Disclosure: Midlife Gamer were downloaded a copy of WWE Supercard for free for review purposes. The title was reviewed over the course of three days on an Android device. For more information on what our scores mean, plus details of our reviews policy, click here.