Clash Royale

Clash Royale

Jayden Smiley, Reporter

Clash Royale which first came out March 2nd, 2016 and developed by Supercell is an online multiplayer battle arena where two players fight on a chess-like board, with over one hundred different troops to choose from. Clash Royale is the second game in the Clash Universe. Players will build a deck with no more and no less than eight different cards. Each card has an elixir cost which is your resource to play your troops on the board. Elixir builds and is capped at ten, cards elixir costs can very from as low as one elixir all the way to nine elixir. There are five different rarities of cards which in order are common, rare, epic, legendary, and the newest champions. The higher rarity a card is the more unique the card’s ability gets. All legendary and Champion cards have abilities unique only to themselves, an example would be the lumberjack a legendary card that drops a spell upon death.

Starting the game, you are put into the training camp where you will learn the bare basics of the game against a computer player. After a few games in training, you have the option to play online. There are sixteen different arenas which unlock new cards as you get to them. Cards can be upgraded by receiving them in chests and purchasing them in the shop. With a total of 106 cards currently in the game there are thousands of ways to build a deck. Matches are played on a kind of board separated in half usually by a river, there are two lanes on the left and right that are connect the opposite ends of the arena with a bridge. Both you and your opponent will have a king tower and two princess towers. The two princess towers are on the left and right with the king tower in the middle, along with your troops fighting it out your towers will also damage enemies when they are on your side of the arena. Your king tower is set between the two princess towers and only deals damage if it is damaged by an enemy or if a princess tower is destroyed. To win a match you must destroy more towers than your opponent or destroy the king tower which will instantly give you the win. If no one takes a tower the game will go into overtime where the amount of elixir you gain is doubled. If no tower is taken then, it will go to a tie breaker where whoever has the lowest tower health will lose, matches can last up to five minutes.

Clash Royale has become one of the most popular mobile games over its lifetime and its popularity continues to increase. With skillful but simple gameplay, regular updates and new cards, and a thriving community Clash Royale has become the game it is now.