Players compete in real time matches or single player missions in their attempt to be the best card commander around in Mighty Smighties. Building a strong card deck and strengthening that deck is key to success when customizing a character's strategy and strengths. Mighty Smighties is compatible with iPhone 4 and up, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 6.0 or later.
Mighty Smighties is a card game where players try to defeat their opponent using element cards numbered with how powerful they are. Players win the round when their card's element beats their opponent's element or if they play the same card type, whoever has the highest number.
There are three distinct battle modes: quest, random battle, and friends battle. In random battle, players are matched up with someone else online and their experience level varies from a level or two lower than you to many levels higher than you. The best matches are ones where your opponent is about the same level as you, it evens the playing field but even when matches are skewed, players still have fun and get a nice challenge out of facing off against someone of such a higher level.
Friends battle is similar to random battle except players choose who to face off against. This is a nice addition that works well with the integrated Game Center support. This type of game encourages friendly competitions between friends which helps make it more fun for players.
In quest mode, players compete against the computer in a single player mode where the opponent is of a similar skill level as the player. This is a great mode for beginners as they can test out new tactics to find out what works best for them in a less intimidating way. There are three different modes in quest mode as well, which adds to the variety of gameplay. The modes are normal, power, and epic which each have different rules as to what counts as a win.
Normal mode is the basic mode where players defeat their opponent by having an element that beats another element, or having a higher strength number for that element. For instance, the water element beats air and earth, but if both players pick the same element, the strength number decides who wins.
Power mode is a little different in that the card with the highest number wins and it introduces the overcharge meter which can boost the card's number by a certain number. Finally, epic mode is similar to power mode but the cards you play with are randomized and the overcharge meter includes negative values.
In each mode, players have a 30 second time limit to select which card from their deck they want to play. This helps keep matches moving along at a good rate and adds some excitement to the gameplay. When players select the card they want to use, an animation plays where the winning card performs an action based on the element it represents. For instance, if the winning card is earth, a pile of leaves will fall on the loosing card. This adds some interest to what could easily have just been the cards moving off the screen and a point being added to the winner's score.
Players can build their perfect deck by purchasing cards or booster packs in the store which uses coins and silver tokens, the in-game currency. Every day there is a featured card in the store that players can pick up at a discounted rate which keeps players coming back as the featured card could compliment their deck well.
Mighty Smighties also includes a match 3 type of mini game called "Power Up" where players can earn more silver tokens. Players are given 45 seconds to make as many matches as they can which in turn, means how many silver tokens they earn as well. This mini game shows up again when players combine cards in their deck to make them more powerful. This combination comes at a price though as players have to sacrifice one card in the process. After selecting the two cards, players are sent to the match 3 mini game and this time the number of matches players make equals the amount the card gets improved.
Mighty Smighties is free on the App Store and recommended as a cute, fun, and throughly enjoyable card game.