That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
Slime ISEKAI Memories is a new mobile RPG by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is based on the anime “That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime,” in which a young man named Rimuru was reincarnated as slime. The title features a brand-new storyline, which Fuse, the author of the original light novels on which were the inspiration for the anime, oversaw. The game pays homage to its source material. However, does this new role-playing title pack a punch?
Child Of Slime
The game’s plot is rather intriguing; Shinsha, a strange girl, claims Rimuru is her father. However, Shinsha is somehow connected to Izis, the mirror land witch. A few other story elements differ from the show, but overall, the plot mirrors season one of the anime series. This is genius as it allows fans to relive their favorite moments while providing a solid introduction for newcomers.
Slime ISEKAI Memories: Battles
Slime ISEKAI Memories utilizes a turn-based combat system. Fight alongside companions you’ll unlock via the game’s gacha system. Each attack is represented by both a character symbol and a color. You can use multiple attacks per turn, but only if their symbol or color matches. The more attacks you can stack per turn, the greater amount of damage you deal. At first, combat feels too easy. However, as the game progresses, battles become more challenging and enticing.
Combat relies on a simple gauge system. Attacking fills your Skill point gauge. You can use special abilities such as Fair and Square when you have enough skill points, which increases all allies ‘ critical resistance by forty percent. Players can assign one companion to protection duty per battle, and filling the related gauge allows players to activate protection.
Building A Nation
Other than combat, the main form of gameplay in Slime ISEKAI Memories is building your town. Build and upgrade Goblin Houses to increase your town’s population. Training grounds generate Magicules which allow you to level up your characters. You’ll unlock more buildings such as a laboratory and restaurants as you progress. Players can speed up build times by requesting aid from friends. Essentially this feature works similar to most city builder games. Despite not offering much innovation, the town building system is reasonably engaging.
Players can also bond with characters, including Rimuru, by offering them gifts. As you unlock outfits, you can change a character’s style. While this isn’t integral to the main game, it does add a bit of personalization to the title.
Players can buy Magicrystals, the game’s premium currency, for $0.99 for ten up to $79.99 for 1,500. Packs are also available for purchase. One such pack is the Tempest Lucky Bag Battle pack which includes a recruitment ticket for a 5-star character and 450 Magicrystals for $39.99. While in-app purchases are standard these days, the packs seem overpriced.
Slime ISEKAI Memories offers an engaging experience for fans and those new to the franchise alike. The city building aspect, while not unique, is certainly fun. While combat starts too easy, it quickly becomes challenging as you progress. Combine all that with a fun storyline and Slime ISEKAI Memories is definitely worth the download.
Is It Hardcore?
Slime ISEKAI Memories offers fun combat and an engaging town-building system. While the gameplay may not be original it’s still worth a playthrough.