- 1 An Introduction to Zlatan Legends
- 2 Zlatan Legends : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Zlatan Legends
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Zlatan Legends
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Zlatan Legends
- 6 App Specifics for Zlatan Legends
- 7 Download Zlatan Legends
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Zlatan Legends
Zlatan Ibrahimović co-owned company Isbit Games AB (which is associated with the hit puzzler Warp Shift) has released Zlatan Legends! Which is a fast action PvP / MMO game that perfectly blends a range of different genres to create a fun filled action packed adventure!
Set in a Multiverse of infinite galaxies and different dimensions the Lord of time and space, Xan’Xgao summons species from over the multiverse to compete in an intergalactic tournament. However, from all the species from the vastness of space, the champion from each dimension happened to be different versions of the same man – Zlatan!! Do you have what it takes to be the greatest Zlatan champion in the multiverse?
Zlatan Legends : Gameplay
Zlatan Legends introduces players to the new intergalactic sport of ‘Driftball’ which is part pinball, part football (soccer), part puzzle and part card collection, fast paced action!
The aim is to save the different worlds by racing through a series of levels where Zlatan can teleport to where ever his ball is before kicking again. Racing against four other players, balls move automatically in linear trajectories bouncing off yellow walls whilst smashing upon blue walls. Players can choose between eight different directions to launch their ball and control the speed and power as well as the timing of teleporting and kicks.
Controls are simply as players simply pull and hold to draw strength in opposite direction to where they want the ball to fly, much like a slingshot. Levels continually increase in complexity of design as well as gaining different obstacles etc.
Features of Zlatan Legends
Compete in different arenas across the universe. Each arena has several tiers that ramp up the challenge and rewards. Defeat the tier champion to claim special prizes.
Face off against other players in the hyper-competitive league mode. Do you have what it takes to get to the top and become a Legend?
UPGRADE YOUR SKILLS
Level up your fame to claim rewards, and access new planets and arenas. Learn and improve skills to get a competitive edge against your rivals and advance to higher tiers.
CUSTOMIZE YOUR GEAR
Personalize your champion with a wide range of outfits and victory poses. You can even customize your Driftball with paints and trail effects.
Rewards are plentiful in the tournament. Claim various types of loot crates as you play and expand your collection of customization items.
MANAGE YOUR CREW
Send your helpful crew members on missions to receive extra loot crates, improve or acquire skills, and gain special sponsorships. Each crew members can also be leveled up to get new mission types and improve their rewards.
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Zlatan Legends
Speed or Style?
Players can either focus on making it across the finish line first or try to collect as many points and coins as possible by taking longer routes, bouncing off walls, hitting boosts and playing it up for the crowd to earn higher ratings.
Both options will need to be adopted depending on players levels and gear equipped. Therefore players should always try to finish as fast as possible to unlock higher levels and earn loot crates which can offer players stronger gear and training shards.
Then once players hit a road block and can’t beat the completion and unlock any new levels, then go back and grind out lower levels focusing on collecting points and coins to speed up levelling up and to be able to fund new training missions and learning new skills, which once learnt players should go back to trying speed attacks at higher levels.
It is imperative to set up the first boost during the countdown to start out with as much speed as possible. Players should also always try to aim as vertical as possible at all times. Boosts can be tracked by watching the glow trail and as such players should aim to make sure every shot is a boost and link boosts together as perfectly timed as possible to create a completely boosted run.
Daily Missions & Achievements
Rather than just aimlessly grinding lower levels or struggling to unlock new levels, players should first take note of what the daily missions are irrelevant of winning or losing matches, strive to complete the various tasks and reap the valuable rewards!
Skills & Upgrades
As is standard in collection style games, players need to invest won coins and time sending fellow team members away on missions to learn new techniques, upgrade skills earn loot chests and more! Acquiring these new skills and upgrading existing ones are locked and structured upon team member levels, which can only be levelled up by collecting new shards through a long grind or investing in purchasing crates. On the whole however, it is best to focus on kick strength first and collection then if coin permits embark on a lengthy 8 hour chest mission etc. before going to sleep.
By winning events and venues players earn loot chests which contain a variety of valuable prizes including shards, coins, tokens etc. but most importantly new gear. From the main menu players can follow the icons to then view the stats of old and existing items and compare to find the best one. Generally speaking crates and gear are colour coded and categorized as Common, Rare, Epic and Legendary. These categories will offer different collection buffs per run yet will have numerous different styles of gear within the category and thus should have the same bonus buff. Therefore this means that equipping any gear within the same class and category is purely aesthetic having no change to performance at all.
There are a wide range of additional bonuses which can be used to increase prizes and loot. The easiest and most common is to watch a short thirty video ad which gives a 100% bonus for ten minutes. Therefore, before charging through tickets players should always activate this video boost!
The neck easiest one is to aim to collect all ZLATAN letters that appear in various arenas and levels. Each letter offers a 10% bump and lasts for 24hrs. Therefore, when normally playing it is well worth burning through a ticket or two to make sure to grab that letter – even if it means going backwards instead of upwards!
Following on, tougher arenas offer higher boosts and bonuses, yet of course are much more difficult so if stats are not up to par, then competing in easier levels may be more profitable. Higher League levels also offer great bonuses as does the amount of gear you have which comes under the Collection bonuses category. Lastly, upon reaching level 10 players can unlock the Sponsorship feature which has massive boosts.
Personal Impressions // Review of Zlatan Legends
Zlatan Legends is actually very well-conceived, designed and upon first playing, genuinely a lot of fun! The manga storyboard introduction to the game is a great preface for getting players accustomed to the motives of the game and is on a whole very cleaning animated!
The character likeness is very good and controls are smooth and responsive despite occasionally veering off on an adjacent vector than the desired route. The sound effects are great and BGM not too loud or annoying to make playing with sounds impossible.
All in all, Zlatan Legends is very enjoyable for a free mobile game, which means that it is actually freemium. This is however only really apparent within the grind element which does make the game a little more tedious at a quicker rate and the necessity to watch advertisements for boosts (which should always, always be done!) Fortunately though Isbit games balanced this out well by only having ads as boosts and not as uncontrollable pop-ups.
So in summary, feels like a five star game at the start, but depending on the person could quickly turn into a two star game, which in my humble opinion, the good still outweighs the negatives so Zlatan Legends scores a strong three and a half, weak four stars out of five.
App Specifics for Zlatan Legends
1.0 (iOS) (Last Update Aug 16 2017) (as at the time of writing)
Not yet available for Android. (as at the time of writing)
1.05 GB (iOS)
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Rated for 4+
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish.
$0.99 ～ $159.99
Isbit Games AB
Download Zlatan Legends
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
Not yet available for Android. (as at the time of writing)
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