- 1 An Introduction to Kingdoms of Heckfire
- 2 Kingdoms of Heckfire : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Kingdoms of Heckfire
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Kingdoms of Heckfire
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Kingdoms of Heckfire
- 6 Download Kingdoms of Heckfire
- 7 Summary
An Introduction to Kingdoms of Heckfire
Filled with quirky tongue in cheek humour, Kingdoms of Heckfire is a fun build game set in a fantasy realm filled with cute dragons, hording goblins and even nude wizards! Keeping with the standard of the genre, players strive to strengthen defenses and bolster attacking power to thwart oncoming invasions and raid the realm all in the hope to become the almighty one and true Kingdom of Heckfire!
Kingdoms of Heckfire : Gameplay
Using universally generic single touch / tap controls players build their kingdoms and train armies to defeat invading monsters in an engaging single player arc as well as battling it out in MMO with other players from all over the world. Similar to other simulation build games, players also need to spend time and resources to invest in research to increase stats and unlock new skills and abilities. Thus in lies the true Meta characteristics of the game of where and when to focus time and resources researching and upgrading to become as powerful as possible as quickly as possible.
Features of Kingdoms of Heckfire
- Real time, open world map filled with monsters and players from around the world!
- Raise a powerful Dragon army to strike fear into your enemies hearts (and other organs)!
- Create powerful Clans and Alliances to rule the realms of Heckfire!
- Complete epic quests issued by a seminude wizard!
- Battle well-groomed Titans for massive amounts of loot! Possibly even Ham!
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Kingdoms of Heckfire
Busy as a Beaver!
By far and away the most important thing in Kingdoms of Heckfire is to be online for as long as possible! Doing so can enable players to fast-track their way through builds and research and make the most advantage of free “speed-ups”. The speed-up times are short at first but can be lengthened through research and when troop training, build times and research times can all be cleverly selected and timed together, players need only check in for a brief few moments correlating to those intervals. That is, at the beginning, most times are the same yet after a little progression, by being able to select all of the core waiting times, (build, research, train, clean) players can log in briefly hourly to kick off another round. This is great for busy players with work / school commits etc.
Perhaps the most important aspect of staying busy is that players can engage in very short timed quests which cost nothing but provide quick and easy rewards! Focusing on these adventures also allow players to pay attention to build times and speed things along as soon as they become available.
The university enables players to research new skills and hone existing ones to improve offense, defense, productivity and shorten wait times etc. The diversity, depth and range of possible research upgrades can quickly become very daunting to new players, yet by focusing on first build speed-up increases and then Militia strength, toughness and limit caps – players can raid and loot much faster and more confidently which is turn funds progression quicker.
Know Your Dragons!
Each dragon has different attributes and are better suited to different terrains (grasslands, swamps, badlands etc.) and thus stronger or weaker against different types of enemies (Goblins, Skeletons and Orcs etc.). By using the right dragon huge buffs can be added to attacking forces which can easily turn the tide to success! This is true to both the single player invading armies as well as on the MMO multiplayer realm map. Before attacking players can view stats with colour indicators which advices the chance of success or failure. It is also advised to focus on upgrading one of each type of dragons as far as possible rather than splitting resources. That is, it is much more advantageous of having one strong and weak grasslands or badlands dragons as opposed to having two mediocre ones.
Whilst joining a group of random strangers may not be to everyone’s liking, being a part of a clan has many, many benefits. Besides simply being able to passively receive valuable chests from ally members, being part of a clan is in fact actually necessary to be able to level up and progress through the game. Once doing so however and kicking off that necessary upgrade, players can quickly leave said clan and continue on solo style to find a new clan or create one themselves. Nevertheless, being a part of a clan has nothing but benefits and as such is highly advised.
Revel in the Realms!
The MMO map of the realms is by far and away the most profitable and fastest way of farming resources. Besides hauling the standard yet vital masses of food, ore and gold players can battle Titans for exceptional loot and massive amounts of XP! Thus, as build times increase and in-village battles become harder and harder, heading to the realm to pick off easy and even difficult targets quickly becomes one of the major facets of the game.
Personal Impressions // Review of Kingdoms of Heckfire
Right off the bat, the tongue in cheek humour is without a doubt one of the most appealing aspects of the game! The clean yet blocky animation further highlights this appeal of being serious on quality whilst also being serious on fun! The linear direction of base expansion is extremely easy to navigate, yet perhaps could still be aided by a zoom in out feature. The main characters, as quirky as they are, also could perhaps been a little more prevalent to heighten the underlying story arc.
Yet despite how addictive the initial enjoyment of having a ton of new goals to achieve in the early stages of the game is, the build times and quotas needed to attack quickly leapfrog in time and resources needed. This major hurdle may unfortunately distract players before they can even get to level ten which is a massive stepping stone that unlocks new troops and features etc. Therefore, it is imperative that before starting out, players are aware that Kingdoms of Heckfire is a long drawn out game and necessary of patience and persistence. Three and a half stars out of five.
App Specifics for Kingdoms of Heckfire
1.04 (iOS) (Last Update July 14 2017) (as at the time of writing)
1.0.6 (Android) (Last Update July 12 2017) (as at the time of writing)
210 MB (iOS)
63.4 MB (Android)
10,000 – 50,000
7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.0.3 and above.
Rated for 12+
English, Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish.
$7.99 ～ $159.99 N/A
A Thinking Ape Entertainment Ltd.
Download Kingdoms of Heckfire
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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