CCG’s are a bountiful in the Play Store, but WWE SuperCard is the first wrestling card game we’ve come across. It’s an official product of the WWE, and as an old-school WWF fan, I felt it was my duty to give it a go. I was not disappointed.
As WWE SuperCard is a CCG, it’s all about the cards, and there seem to be hundreds to collect that range from common to Legendary. Each wrestler can be combined or trained, just like you would in any CCG, and there are even support cards including stop signs and ladders. Like managers? They have those as well, and I could have sworn I saw someone with a Mean Gene Okerlund card in a tourney. Needless to say, your favorite wrestler is probably in the game.
As for the actual gameplay, there’s not much to it. You can play Exhibition matches or King of the Ring tournaments. You’ll spend most of your time in the exhibition matches where you put together a roster of five for a show. There are three matches in each exhibition game, and they generally include a solo, tag team or Diva match. Tournaments are a much larger affair, but we’ll get to those in a moment.
While you get to pick your wrestlers for each match in WWE SuperCard, you don’t control them. The actual cards do battle in the ring, and the winner is decided based on the card with the highest “required” stat for the match. If you the match calls for charisma and strength, and theirs is higher you’re toast – unless you have a support card that can give you a boost.
Whoever takes two of the three matches gets the win, if it comes down to a tie, you’ll go an extra match to decide the winner. After it’s over you get to pick a card (two if you win) from a board full of cards, and then you can do it all over again. This is how you’ll build up your deck, unless you want to purchase credits via the IAP system.
WWE SuperCard also offers up a tournament with King of the Ring, but be prepared to wait before you start one up. Unlike exhibition matches, the tourneys have an hour wait time between opponents so you can switch out your roster when you wrestlers energy gets low. The top ranked teams at the end will reap the rewards and the stronger your deck, the better the prize.
WWE SuperCard is more about card collecting than wrestling, but it has damn near every WWE and WWF superstar you can imagine. I was let down to start out with Darren Young, Eva Marie and Justin Gabriel. It was also a shock to see my rare Justin Gabriel take down an uncommon version of the Ultimate Warrior.
My frown quickly turned upside down after I won some matches and added The Undertaker and Ricky the Dragon Steamboat. I am still waiting for JYD and Andre…
Therein lies the draw of WWE SuperCard. If you love wrestling, regardless of the era, you’ll want to have your favorites in your deck. WWE SuperCard may not be the most in-depth CCG around, but it’s a game you will definitely want to grab if you dig the sport.