Ward Off Catastrophe
Cat Force is a brand-new puzzle game from Playtika Games. It’s your basic match-3 game (think Candy Crush or Jewel Quest). what’s new is that instead of swapping and matching jewels or candy, you get to swap fighter cats! Each cat has a different ability to help ward off danger. The goal of the game is to remove obstacles and fight the enemy cats who are encroaching on your territory.
The game is level-based and split into different villages. There are a great number of levels to pass in Cat Force, and the levels get harder as you go. I’ve gotten to level 50 in my week of playing time, and there are plenty more. Three currencies/tokens are needed in the game: coins, energy, and cat gems. so, You gain coins and energy from playing the game, collecting prizes, and going away and returning to the game. but, you can only earn cat gems when you complete a level. To upgrade your cat fighters, you need coins and gems, and to start a new level, you need energy. Coins can also buy extra power-ups.
Never Too Many Cats
There are six colors of cats, with two teams of abilities. Red, blue, and pink cats are close-range sword fighters. They tackle whatever obstacle is closest to them before moving on to fight enemy cats. Your long-ranged archers are the green, yellow, and purple cats. They will fight enemy cats first. Both are useful depending on your playing style, and how much you level up each cat. You need at least a combo of three cats of the same color to attack. The larger your combos are, the more benefits you get. Sometimes you get power-ups, or you get an extra cat fighter if you have a big combo.
As mentioned before, there are three currencies in the game. You will earn all the currencies you need through regular gameplay, thanks to the setup. If you improve at the game and remember to claim your rewards, you won’t ever run out of currencies. However, you can purchase coins and energy in the game if interested. Cat Force is free, and as of right now, the only ads in-game are to watch for bonus rewards.
Cool Cat or Copycat?
The gameplay and menus are very smooth and there do not seem to be any hiccups. It is very well-made, and the puzzles are interesting to solve. There are hints in the game that come up involuntarily after about ten seconds of inactivity, which can be helpful. But these could also be perceived as annoying if you are an avid puzzle-solver and were just reviewing your options. I think the game is easy to understand, user-friendly, and challenging, even if the game style isn’t very new.
Overall, Cat Force is exactly what you would expect from the trailer. It is a fun, colorful puzzle game that has a familiar style of gameplay. The fact that the main objective is to color-match cats is cute and brings a fresh idea to the scene. It fits very well into the genre, and certainly is fun to play.
Is it Hardcore?
This game has a fun twist on a classic puzzle format and is a stimulating way to fill your free time.