Command your troops, build your defenses, and ravage your enemies in Throne Rush, and exciting mobile real-time strategy game.
Gather resources, train soldiers, and hire unique mercenaries to boost your military power.
Destroy monsters in the campaign mode and take your army online to defeat other players.
If you have played any mobile RTS games like Clash of Clans before, Throne Rush will be a lot familiar to you. Though its gameplay may not be up to par with its peers, it is decent enough to warrant countless hours of pure fun and it will keep you entertained. However, some of its gameplay elements are undoubtedly a little puzzling and questionable. With that said, should you be trying it out and is it a game worth your while? Let’s find out:
Throne Rush does not make the effort of letting you know the story and lore of its world, but rather, it immediately throws you into a baptism of fire, but not before the tutorial phase. Unfortunately, you will immediately discover that it is a title reminiscent of games like Clash of Clans and other strategy entries. You could say that it is a simplified version of CoC, but the familiarity works in its favor.
The game is set in a fantasy world with orcs, humans, magicians, and gigantic ogres. The tutorial isn’t fun by any means: it’s just your adviser telling you to do a certain task, like building a certain structure or training units to raid an enemy orc camp. On a positive note, you will be fully-oriented with the game’s entire concepts and the user interface. By the time the tutorial is completed, your small village will turn into a bustling base fortified with walls and defensive towers. Take note that the tutorial also involves you defending your base against orc raiders, but this is merely limited to you building a tower as they blindly rush forward.
Raiding enemy bases is done through tapping on a unit portrait first, then tapping on the location where you want to deploy them. After which, they will mindlessly raid and attack anything in their path. This mechanic does not give any semblance of strategy at all, and is quite frustrating. Most of the time, you will end up watching your troops endeavor to destroy enemy fortifications. Fortunately, the graphics and animations are pretty smooth and good-looking, so it’s not as if you won’t be entertained.
Throne Rush incorporates the commonly found (and undoubtedly irritating) RTS concepts like timers, research, and troop upgrades. A lot of time will be spent waiting for precious seconds to go by as you try to build a new wall and muster enough troops for your next raid. The developers somehow made a questionable decision to make the troops you used on a raid to NOT come back. Basically, after you raid an enemy base, your soldiers will be gone. This is an extreme waste of time and resources. You may even have to buy premium items to get far into it. The world map is mainly a series of objectives and places you will need to raid.
Overall, Throne Rush would be hard to recommend and moreover, it looks and plays like a copy of Clash of Clans. Nevertheless, it might be something you will end up enjoying, thanks to its good graphics and the many quests and things you can do. It’s worth trying out, so give it a shot.