Transformers: Earth Wars
Publisher – Space Ape Games & Backflip Studios
Platform – Android, iOS
Release Date – June 2, 2016
Longevity – A+
Studio Confidence – B-
In-game Performance – A-
Fun/enjoyment – B
True to IP – A
Game Crashing/Reliability – A
Fresh Content – C
FTP Friendly – A
Customer Service/Support – TBD (currently working on an issue with them)
Downloads & Growth – D+
Overall Rating – B
Gaming-fans.com Notes – Transformers: Earth Wars is another game that I have played, I believe, since the first day it was available. As a huge fan of Transformers as a child in the 80s, bringing back many of the iconic Generation 1 Transformers is the draw for me. The goal of the game is to build your base and raid the bases of other players for resources, Energon being a main focus of course. Gamers will tell you that the idea is similar to the popular mobile game Clash of Clans. Our strongest area of coverage here at Gaming-fans.com is the Best Power Cores section where we detail the best Power Cores (enhancements) for each bot.
I have no relationship with Space Ape Games & Backflip Studios which continues to disappoint me. I have reached out to them on multiple occasions and received no response, so I guess it is what it is. The game, in my opinion, suffers from a major lack of content/urgency to play. The Friday through Sunday weekend events are the key to getting rewards needed to be successful and advance in the game, but the now year-old, mid-week Raid Battles are only a slight upgrade over the otherwise standard battles to gather resources during the week. While this has been addressed with the new Elimination Game Mode (which upgraded their “Fresh Content” grade above from a D- to a B), time will tell if this does indeed solve the mid-week lull for TFEW. This game has the potential to be even better, but the March 2020 content update could be the solution to my biggest concerns.
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The game’s early battles center around Campaigns which allow the new player to unlock a 2-star Optimus Prime or Megatron, depending on if you chose the Autobots or Decepticons as your preferred faction. Other campaigns help you progress through the game including the ability to add Combiners once all of the character requirements are met.
Characters are divided into 6 different classes in Transformers Earth Wars, and Power Cores can be applied to specific characters based on their class, while some are bot-specific.
Finally, TFEW features Alliances – teams of up to 40 players – which compete in weekend team and/or individual events. Alliance events run Friday at 6/7am ET through Monday at 6/7am ET and are highly competitive for end game players as they feature rewards of supplies and bots which are helpful throughout the game.