Monster Slayer Management
We have all played games where the player character goes on epic quests slaying hordes of monsters. But what about a game where you build and manage a town of said heroes? Evil Hunter Tycoon by Super Planet gives players a chance to do just that. In this charming title, players build up their town, recruit and train hunters, and send them out into dangerous lands to battle vicious beasts.
Money Makes the World go Round
Evil Hunter Tycoon is not your average town management game. When your hunters earn gold in battle it belongs to them and them alone. So, how do you get them to hand over that sweet gold clinking in their pockets? Your hunters will pay you only if you provide them with assistance they require, such as bandages or a room at the inn to rest.
Evil Hunter Tycoon doesn’t just let you just construct your town’s infirmary or other buildings and be done with it. You’ll need to craft consumables for your hunters to use. Hunters will buy bandages to heal themselves, cake to sate their appetites, and drinks from the tavern to improve their mood. Even rooms at the inn are consumable and must be continuously produced so hunters can replenish their stamina. It’s surprisingly challenging to keep your hunters well cared for but it’s that challenge which makes the game so fun.
Upgrading your town hall allows you to construct new buildings. To complete an upgrade, you’ll need enough gold and supplies. You can request that hunters sell you items they find while hunting via the Trading Post. Of course, your hunters are lazy, meaning they’ll often leave loot behind on the battlefield. Be sure to tap on forgotten loot to add it to your inventory.
Every Good Hunter Needs a Weapon
Hunters fall into one of four classes—Berserker, Ranger, Paladin, and Sorcerer—though this doesn’t greatly affect gameplay as you don’t directly control your hunters in battle. However, class comes into play when crafting weapons to sell to your hunters. For example, Rangers are the only class capable of wielding bows, so it’s pointless to craft them if each of your rangers is already well equipped.
You can also craft armor, potions and accessories to increase a hunter’s chances of success on the battlefield. Your hunters will die if they take too many blows from one of the many monsters milling about outside the town. Luckily, hunters automatically revive after a short amount of time. This is convenient—don’t get me wrong—but it really lowers the stakes. Who cares if a hunter dies if they’ll be back on their feet in a few minutes? If you’re unhappy with a hunter or just want to make room for a fresh face, you can banish them. New heroes can be summoned using Hunter Invitations, which you’ll quickly have a stockpile of in your inventory.
Evil Hunter Tycoon borrows from the RPG genre by allowing players to level their hunters—capping out at 100. After building an Academy, you can send hunters there to upgrade their skills or learn traits and secret techniques. Secret techniques allow you to slightly increase a hunter’s stats, such as evasion or stamina. Traits are much more powerful than secret techniques but require Reincarnation points to unlock. When a hunter reaches level 100 you can reincarnate them. This will give you a reincarnation point, but it will also set the hunter back to level 1. My best hunter is a level 72 Ranger and I’m itching for him to reach level 100 so I can try out this intriguing feature.
After building a dungeon entrance you’ll be able to do Dungeon Raids. Select up to five hunters to battle against three waves of enemies, the final wave acting as the boss. Assembling a Dungeon Raid may take some time, as selected hunters may need to heal before they are willing to enter said dungeon. Rewards for successful dungeon raids include weapons and armor –which you can sell to your hunters—as well as crafting consumables/ reagents/ materials. You never know what rewards you’ll get, which keeps the Dungeon Raid feature fresh. There is also a colosseum where five of your hunters team up to test their mettle against other players.
Evil Hunter Tycoon is a charming 2D town management game with RPG elements. Players will enjoy building and upgrading their town. Keeping the town well stocked is more challenging than you’ll expect, adding a nice level of tension to the overall experience. With cutesy graphics and a simplistic yet challenging town management system, Evil Hunter Tycoon is a title that you won’t regret adding to your library of Android games.
Is It Hardcore?
Evil Hunter Tycoon is a challenging town management game that will entertain players with its adorable graphics and fun RPG elements.