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Mutants: Genetic Gladiators Preview

If there’s one thing people love doing, it’s collecting. Nintendo’s Pokemon capitalized on this feverish habit of ours with great success, but their monster-battling sim only goes so far. For those looking for something a bit more social, Kobojo’s got you covered with Mutants: Genetic Gladiators.

Rather than compete with Nintendo’s ten-ton Pikachu head-on, Mutants: Genetic Gladiators takes the formula in a different direction. Adopting a free-to-play style, the entirety of the game is played on mobile and social platforms. And it’s paid off for them: since its release last year, the company has amassed more than six million battlers to date. What does this mean for players? More fights worldwide.

Tying this all together is a turn-based battle system. Elemental strengths and weaknesses are the norm, spread across more than 100 different mutants. Later Pokemon generation features like 3v3 fights make an appearance, as do four different tournament divisions. Perhaps the biggest addition is accessibility — those not looking to learn all about EV or IV stats can just jump in and play.

Want to give Mutants: Genetic Gladiators a shot? You can download it for free on iOS here, on Android here, and on Amazon here.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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