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Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Transformers Legends (Mobage Mobile) PAX impressions and information

Not sure if this was the correct thread or it should be in the video game thread but it can be moved if needed.

I just got back from PAX Prime Seattle and was able to view the new mobile card game exclusively for this show. And I gotta say, it looks beautiful on the ipad (all sharp retina). The new artwork (called contemporary redesigns by the dev) and designs are worth getting the game for.



I was shown the game by the producer or one of the devs as he explained how the mechanics of the game worked. I was NOT able to play it but I was shown basically most of the game while he played. I'm also not sure if you guys knew of this information ahead of time but I'll just throw out everything I saw and heard.

* Single player lets you pick a side Autobot or Decepticon to start out your deck. However on the cybertron mission map you can play as either Autobot or Decepticon. The interface for the map and the menu look very slick.

* You can collect cards for both factions and they can be mixed and matched for multiplayer. Looks like for missions, you can only use the type of card for that faction's missions.

* You collect cards playing "tap" mini games. Tapping the enemy gives you energon/money, not sure if there's a difference. Or occasionally a card. There is a completion meter on top to show your progress (presumably to repeat a mission to get all the items).

* Rare cards are basically rare drops, a percentage.

* He showed me his STACKED deck of cards (well he is the dev!), basically showed me the best cards like my favorite art which was robot mode Grimlock, which looked amazingggg. It seems every transformer has 2 cards, 1 for each mode.

* When you view your cards, the card image moves based on your tilt to give a cool motion effect. The presentation of the card/art really makes a big difference.

* You can EQUIP weapons you get to any robot. Basically he showed me his Grimlock had Optimus Prime's powerful rifle, to make him even stronger. Mix and match.

* You can upgrade all cards. He showed me Grimlock's card when clicked had a bunch of upgrade slots. Not sure what the upgrades were exactly.

* My biggest concern was the IPA. He told me it was basically more energy (or energon) to play more games. Obviously for a game like this, the money maker is to buy more play time to collect more cards.

* There's also some kind of "space bridge" function that you can collect something to complete it or buy parts of it. I think he said completing it gives you a rare card.


This is all from my memory so if it's a little off I apologize but I think most of it is exactly what the dev told / showed me.


All in all, it looked like a solid game. I'm getting it for sure 100% If anyone has anymore info, please feel free to share!


The swag for the booth were some packaged cloths (looks like cloths you use to wipe you glasses with) with card images of Optimus or Ravage. Really cool!

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:20 AM   #2
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ya, i signed up for the beta and got the ravage cloth.

the demo seemed fun.

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:25 AM   #3
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Were you able to sign up for the beta after viewing the game? I'll have to go back and check..
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Kotaku reported on this too, and had clear pics of some of the cards. Digging the artstyle for this.

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Old 09-01-2012, 11:47 AM   #5
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my sides. was this made for children or adults?
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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Highly disappointed that they're using G1 designs.
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Old 09-01-2012, 11:52 AM   #7
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Hardshell looks freaking beast
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The new Bombsh..Hardshell looks a lot like FP's version.
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Looks cool. Hope to see more soon.
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