Help Eden find shelter and resources in a world desolated by pollution and disaster. Merge Survival: Wasteland is a post-apocalyptic merge puzzle game with a heavy environmental take by StickyHands. Find shelter and make it hospitable and safe by merging one item at a time.
After finding a small plant growing against all odds in the wasteland that has become the Earth, Eden takes it as a sign of hope and decides to settle there and nurse it back to health. By looking for resources and merging them, create items to help make the land hospitable again. You’ll have to complete missions to gather specific items, like oxygen or food, that you’ll only get by merging same-type elements. These elements come from boxes. Different boxes give you different elements, like supplies and tools. Some of these boxes are infinite but need recharging after you drain them, and other boxes will run out and disappear.
Revitalize the Land
The bulk of the gameplay will rely on your luck and management skills. The more you upgrade the boxes, the more assortment of items you’ll get. Of course, upgrading is great because you can get already merged items, which will save energy. On the downside, it also means that sometimes you won’t get the specific item you need, making you waste energy.
On that note, you’ll always be out of energy. I could’ve played Merge Survival: Wasteland for hours if it weren’t for the short energy supply and the recharge period of the boxes. You can buy resources with in-game currency to help a little, but it won’t get you far. Unless you buy energy with the diamonds, which are much harder to get if you remain free-to-play.
You rarely, if ever, are going to see ads. They are completely optional, and you can get some very much-needed energy out of them. The bad thing is that the little energy you get in return won’t be worth the excruciatingly long ads. You can send your characters out on expeditions to get resources, but they take a while, so the waiting issue persists.
Merge Survival: Wasteland is fun and somewhat relaxing. The simple gameplay makes it so the only thing you’ll be stressing about is energy. Nevertheless, the fact that you can only play for short periods because the energy runs out too fast makes the game forgettable. If I can squeeze an hour a day to play a game, I’m not going to waste it on the one I can only play for five minutes every half hour. The game could be good if they gave you more ways of obtaining energy because what we have right now is not enough. I will even vouch for the ads if they up the amount of energy they give. So, if you only have five minutes a day to play and enjoy merge puzzles, Merge Survival: Wasteland might work for you.
Waiting for the energy to refill is not hardcore. Increasing the energy cap would solve all their issues.