The Pokémon TV series was originally launched to support the computer games and toys dedicated to the adventure of these fictional creatures.
Beyblade Burst has become a traveller in this well-trodden path as well – first, it had manga and an anime series, and in 2017 it proudly presented its own mobile game, produced by Hasbro Inc. Looks like “My Little Pony” wasn’t enough.
Visuals – 5/5
Meanwhile, Hasbro products may have doubtful intellectual or cultural values, their production quality can boast of professionalism and finesse. And the Beyblade Burst app is no exception.
The spinning top has some minute, precise and almost infinitesimal detalization. Each blade consists of three key components, which allows its customization. The animations are breathtaking, and it’s not an exaggeration – it is spectacular to see your Beyblade getting assembled. And its relentless spinning in a stand-by mode clearly urges you to get into a combat A.S.A.P.
Speaking of combats – the actual fights look sensationally picturesque with all those bright and colorful sparks, explosions and irreproachably realistic physics.
Even though the graphics of the game are pretty demanding, it runs surprisingly smoothly without any irksome lags. But to make it work, you’ll need at least a Samsung Galaxy S4 for Android version and iPhone 4S/iPad mini for iOS version.
The Core of the Beyblade Burst app – 5/5
The entire Beyblade Burst franchise is based on a top spinning toy. Only in their alternative universe, the spinning tops are called “blades” and the people who have them (the so-called “bladers”) challenge each other.
In the beginning, you get a number of Beyblades to utilize against your adversaries: Valtryek, Spryzen, Kerbeus and Roktavor. Each of the Beyblades has such characteristics as:
- Attack – regulates the damage you inflict upon your foe;
- Stamina – responsible for the overall performance of the Beyblade during a fight;
- Defense – self-explanatory;
- Weight – it affects the speed of attack;
Except for the Beyblades that you get to utilize in the beginning, there are others, fancier and deadlier. They can be unlocked through experience earning, e.g. the more battles you win the, faster your progress is. As I have already mentioned a Beyblade can be customized – it will improve its characteristics making it look exclusive and much cooler.
Every Beyblade has its own unique special attack that can be applied during a battle a couple of times – you just wait until the energy bar for this special move reaches its acme and then hit on it. Don’t hesitate though otherwise you risk wasting an opportunity to produce a deadly blow on your opponent.
You can play both with CPU and real people online, participating in tournaments. You’ll need an Internet connection of at least 25 KBPS for seamless online playing.
As for the rest of the gameplay of the Beyblade Burst – it is a big, fat chunk of entertainment. All these colorful and juicy sparks and explosions look like dynamite mixed with a rainbow.
Controls – 5/5
Game controls are simple and intuitive. You have to do tapping mostly to manipulate your Beyblade and also there two buttons – the one on the left is for a special attack.
Beyblade Burst is a great way to relax your brains after a day of hard work or just to kill some time. And you even don’t have to be a life-long fan of the franchise to enjoy it.