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  • Publisher: Rubicon
  • Genre: Strategy
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 214.4 MB
  • Version: 5.7
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Collect over 2,600 powerful monsters, equipment, spells, runes and other cards.
Pack your cards into exciting decks with virtually unlimited tactical styles.
Pit your decks against the massive single player quests and skirmish modes.
Go online to smash real people into quivering wrecks with your superior tactics.
As one reviewer said, "this is the game that Hearthstone should have been."

AppsZoom - 91% - "An outstanding fantasy tactics game"

Plan your strategy carefully, avoiding all the battlefield traps but securing the bonuses.
Move your pieces around the board to dominate and smash your enemies.
Watch your cards come alive when played.
Wonder why no other CCG's do this.

AppStoreArcade - 90% - "I wish that there were more hours in the day so I could play more Combat Monsters."

There are many different races of Combat Monsters, each with their own special horde of warriors, mages, archers and artillery. Each race has a racial bonus that has a big effect on how you round out your deck, so plan well - infinite strategic choices await.

Magic:The Gathering meets Battle Chess in one hell of a game" -TechRaptor.net

In a true RPG style, every Combat Monster has a basic attack move and most of them also have an additional activated special ability, along with various power and defence stats that can be modified by equipping and armouring and playing runes and spells.

PixelVolt - 90% - "Amazing"

There is an engaging and long lasting single player campaign, plus a skirmish mode that adds infinite replayability. Get more cards by winning matches and opening packs, build different/better decks and then do it all again and again for endless hours of free fun.

GameWoof - 90% - "Rubicon knocks it out of the park again with this title."

Want multiplayer? We got you covered there too, with both real-time and asynchronous play options. A full matchmaking system keeps it fair and provides a perfect level of challenge for all ability levels.

Download for free right now, and then tell all your friends what they've been missing out on. We believe that Combat Monsters is the biggest and best free game on the store, so why not put that claim to the test, risk free?

Also, why not join our busy forum for play tips, help, game replays, tournaments and pleasant chat?

Sanuku's comments:
NZ Release info :

The Game is out in New Zealand. It should be out in US at about 11 PM EST and Europe at around 12 AM UK time. Size of the app is 78.5 MB.

Price in NZ is Free

Requirements :
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation) and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Deploy, destroy, dethrone introducing Combat Monsters, our biggest game ever!

Combat Monsters are not your everyday monsters. They will follow your commands to vanquish the enemy or die a fiery death!

Play for FREE against friends right in front of you or on the other side of the globe. Devise strategies that make the most of your deck: will you overrun your adversary with dozens of bloodthirsty creatures? Defend your Hero at all costs with healing spells? Invest heavily in runes and concentrate on a few high-powered cards?

With 132 monsters, 70 weapons, 28 shields, 42 spells, 22 runes, 12 Heroes and 120+ maps to choose from, theres no end to the challenge in Combat Monsters.

After completing the campaign, its time to join the carnage online with up to SIX PLAYERS on a single board or two player pass & play. No friends? No problem! We included a Quick Battle skirmish mode that will get you a game in no time at all.

Play on PC, iOS or even that other platform with the green robot. Just log-in and play we made sure your account works on all supported devices. You can also do battle with fandroids and PC owners and show them whos boss :)

Combat Monsters is a unique combination of collectable card games and tactical combat 9 man-years in the making. If youre a fan of CCGs and/or turn-based tactical strategy games, we made this game for you.

Can you beat all the achievements? Will you be the one to acquire the first legendary card?

Download Combat Monsters today and find out!

NB: Your game progress is managed on our servers, so you will need an internet connection.
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10-22-2013, 03:20 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Forge World
Posts: 6,307
Nice a day early always a nice surprise.

NB: Your game progress is managed on our servers, so you will need an internet connection.

I'm not liking that line of description too much. Does that mean an internet connections is required at all times.

Last edited by oooooomonkey; 10-22-2013 at 03:23 PM.

10-22-2013, 03:35 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,064
Always-on internet required


I'm not optimistic.
10-22-2013, 03:48 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Posts: 2,067
Don't be worried about always online, people. Netflix is always online, and it works great :-D
10-22-2013, 03:56 PM
Awesome, finally! Hopefully the always-online features doesn't use too much bandwith!

10-22-2013, 04:03 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maine!
Posts: 4,172
Looks... AWESOME.

It's Rubicon, so that equals "I will own this."


Free... Alright, it's still Rubicon, so that's not horrible...


Persistent internet connection required? OooKkk...

Sure, if it was Netflix I wouldn't be concerned, but it's an iOS game, sooo...

I guess I'll know soon enough.


I could never give up.
10-22-2013, 04:08 PM
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Denmark
Posts: 209
Interesting, been waiting for this. Not really worried about the free and required connection, but we'll see.
10-22-2013, 04:33 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 3,099
As far as the IAP, let me set you straight. (I beta tested).

You need to spend $2.99 for the trippler if you want to build your deck up before you grow old.

I spent $2.99 on the trippler during the beta, while some betas spent $49.99 or more. They crushed me for a while. Eventually, I was able to hold my own -- none win more than 50% against me now, and several cant beat me at all. It did take a while and a lot of games to get there, but how could one expect anything else? The game is as fair as this model can be, a great example of how to do this right.

If you arent willing to go the trippler route and do buy coins, use my code -- you'll get more coins, and I'll get a referral bonus. JFLF5HT. If you cant tolerate any period where a probably quite small segment of the gamers have any edge over you, dont play or buy coins.

Will answer any questions: I'm a big believer in the game.

Currently playing Hero Academy 2 and South Park Phone Destroyer
10-22-2013, 04:39 PM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 774
I like that they have a one-time purchase option for a benefit in the game aside from the regular IAP purchases. So many freemium games have offered me some entertainment, yet when I go to give them money there are no options for someone who doesn’t want to pay $5 for a random one-time chance of getting something. For any creators of freemium games out there, get the best of both worlds and offer IAP for those than continuously buy AND those that want a one-time purchase.
10-22-2013, 04:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Maine!
Posts: 4,172
Originally Posted by ArtNJ View Post
As far as the IAP, let me set you straight. (I beta tested).

You need to spend $2.99 for the trippler if you want to build your deck up before you grow old.


Will answer any questions: I'm a big believer in the game.
Sooo, would it be fair to say that the actual cost of a relatively satisfying experience of the game would be 3 bucks?


I could never give up.