• Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 314.2 MB
  • Version: 1.4
  • Price: $1.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: *** Featured by Apple in 'App Store BEST of 2012 - New Ways to Play' ***

Total War Battles supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, the New iPad, iPod Touch 3 and iPod Touch 4.

Specifically developed for touchscreen platforms, Total War Battles: SHOGUN is a new real-time strategy game from the makers of the award-winning Total War series.
Total War Battles delivers quick-fire, tactical combat balanced with intuitive building and unit management. All set in a beautifully illustrated Medieval Japan.

This high-quality production dramatically streamlines the RTS genre for mobile play, while making sure it's packed with enough tactical depth to make its many skirmishes tense and exciting
PocketGamer.com 90% Gold Award

A refreshing change from the App Store's barrage of angry avians, physics-based puzzler and match-3 games.
TouchArcade 4/5

Total War Battles is a surprisingly beautiful and engaging mix of war gaming and puzzles.
Slide To Play 4/4

Lead your clan to battle through more than 10 hours of story-driven campaign set in the world of Total War: SHOGUN 2; winner of Best Strategy Game of 2011 awards from Gamespot, IGN, Gamespy and GameTrailers.

Deploy and manage your bases to generate resources and recruit units including samurai, archers, ninjas and cavalry. Each victory awards XP to spend on building and troop upgrades that could make a decisive difference to your future battles.

Total War Battles introduces a new real-time battle system that feels both familiar and fresh. The hex battle maps allow for natural unit movements and deep strategy. However, as followers of the Bushido code of conduct, your units can never turn back this twist to classic RTS gameplay adds tension and intensity to the action, making each victory even more rewarding.

Introducing an interface designed specifically for touchscreens drag and drop buildings and troops, swipe across the battle map with a flick, and pinch to zoom in and out.

Play against a friend in real-time on a single device in three different multiplayer modes.

Play through six standalone battles in Normal, Hard or Shogun difficulty. Compete against other players on the leaderboards and unlock new Skirmish achievements.

Total War fans will naturally enjoy the intense, deep and rewarding action-strategy gameplay, while more casual strategy fans will appreciate the Zen simplicity of the opening tutorial battles, scalable difficulty level and hint system that will soon make them a tactical master.

This iOS app is designed to scale its appearance for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, which means Total War Battles takes complete advantage of the iOS device that it's installed on.

Echoseven's comments:

04-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Well, unsurprisingly, they seem to have riffed on Samurai Bloodshow (aka Edo PvZ), and I'm still very much interested. First of all, it's gorgeous -- that's not even up for debate. Animations look excellent, and generally speaking, the game looks fun. At first, I thought perhaps they were going the Civ V route with the hexagonal map, but yeah, it's definitely a lane defense of sorts. But there does seem to be structures involved as well.
04-18-2012, 01:11 PM
Does this have skrimish modes or is it all campaigns?

04-18-2012, 02:05 PM
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This looks great!!
04-18-2012, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by koyut View Post
Does this have skrimish modes or is it all campaigns?
I would also like to know the answer to this question. Thanks.

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04-18-2012, 02:43 PM
WOAH! totally blown away by the animations. LOVE EM!! Looks like I might be spending a little more than I wanted to today...

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04-18-2012, 05:05 PM
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Playing on the pc at the moment great game, this looks awesome for iOS can play this when not on the computer.
Online would be nice as long as it not run by steam!! Ha ha
04-18-2012, 05:45 PM
For people who're wishing for online, there could be a chance that there could be online:

We will be improving and enriching the Total War Battles experience, so keep your eyes open for more content and new features coming soon!
04-18-2012, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by koyut View Post
Does this have skrimish modes or is it all campaigns?
Originally Posted by LBG View Post
I would also like to know the answer to this question. Thanks.
Ya, me too. Can anyone confirm?

I would assume if it did then the description would mention a skirmish mode...maybe they can add it later as that would be great! Multiplayer would be sweet also!

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04-18-2012, 06:36 PM
One of the best unit animations I have ever seen on iOS, really fantastic job. Motion capture ftw! I think Ill be getting myself a fresh iTunes gift card just to buy this game. Im just hoping it will play well on a smaller 3GS screen. Games like this are like a perfect fit for an iPad, which Im hoping to get sooner or later

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04-18-2012, 06:53 PM
Game Impressions

Indeed the best unit animation on IOS. The hexagonal thingy actually works for the game: it adds alot to the strategy. Beautiful graphics and even on my ipod touch 4g small screen it doesn't feel too cluttered. I have only played for about 5 minutes and I'm loving it. wish there was online multiplayer so I can kick some real ass tho.

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