What happens when you cross WWE wrestlers with superheroes? You get WWE Immortals, the latest arcade style fighting game to roll onto mobile devices. It’s a game in the vein of Injustice, and after spending countless hours swiping and tapping our screens, we’re back with our WWE Immortals review.
Let’s just get this out of the way. If you’ve played the mobile version of Injustice: Gods Among Us or Marvel’s Contest of Champions, you’ll have no trouble getting down to business with WWE Immortals. The gameplay is essentially the same as you tap for a light attack, swipe for a heavy one, and use two-fingers to block. Each character has a set of special attack as well, and Immortals uses the tag-team setup so you can swap fighters out during a battle if their health gets low.
The actual “battles” are set across a series of arenas, and each pits you against a series of foes. You can also battle in multiplayer matches, but we’ve been hit with a “Server Down” message when trying to access that feature. As WWE Immortals is a freemium game, there is a shop for IAPs to go along with a Collection section that lets you check out your cards.
When you win a match in WWE Immortals, you’ll earn coins and your loot can be spent in the shop on coin packs or on individual character and talent cards. There’s also a tab for selling items, but it was buggy on our end. The packs are tiered like most games of this nature, and they are rather pricey compared to what you earn in the game.
There doesn’t seem to be a “Premium” for of currency so even high-end packs can be yours if you play long enough and save your winnings. That being said, it’s easier said than done considering you need those winning for upgrades as well. You also have to deal with the dreaded Energy gauge, but it’s something most of us have gotten used to by now.
By the numbers, WWE Immortals offers up around 42 arenas to fight through, each with its own set of battles. As for the cards, we have no idea how many there are, but they are broken down between characters, upgrades, talent cards, and gear cards. We don’t have a solid count on the characters either, but some we have come across include Trish Stratus, Kane, Brie Bella, the Big Show, The Rock, and Triple H.
The obvious draw of WWE Immortals are the character mash-ups, and the awesome graphics certainly don’t hurt either. The characters are a lot cooler than we expected, and it’s fun seeing the Big Show as a Lumberjack or The Rock actually made out of rock. The gameplay is solid as well, but can feel a little monotonous due to the lack of moves.
In a nutshell, WWE Immortals is Injustice in a fancy new wrapper and it works if you liked the previous game. The new characters and backdrops look great, and while the games are very similar, the Rivals and Allies setup helps differentiate things a bit. If you want to give it a whirl, you can pick up WWE Immortals for free on Google Play or the App Store.