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Familiar but good fun!

A screenshot from the Baahubali game

A screenshot from the Baahubali game   | Photo Credit: Special arrangement

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Baahubali: The Game lets us savour Mahishmathi to the fullest one more time

Baahubali: The Game is a concerted effort to reprise elements that complete the Mahishmathi kingdom. In a game that most of its current and beta users constantly refer to as the local Clash of Clans, there’s much to cherish for a strategy-game enthusiast.

The user is welcomed to the game with a thundering background score, gets to choose between multiple languages (English, Telugu, Hindi and Tamil) and characters belonging to the series.

There’s constant guidance from the likes of Amarendra Baahubali and Kattappa on what it takes to build an army that thrives mostly on gold trade and farming. A lot of elements complete the world here – from treasures, decorations, shields and army, most of which are integral to their campaign against the Kalakeyas. The latter’s kingdom has about 20+ levels to be surpassed, as you do your best to lead as an army general by forming alliances, commanding troops to be at different positions, and afflicting maximum damage to the kingdom.

The best of the game is presented in the solo player version, where a gamer gets to shop for various resources that can guard his/her kingdom. The positions of the palace, the embassy, archer tower, trees, can be altered according to need – while most elements here are of significance to the game, some are included for aesthetics. The soldiers can be trained based on need, and overpowering Kalakeya means they have to get past stages like ‘The Kalakeyan Outpost’, ‘The Watchtower’, ‘Crossing the old walls’ and other levels. The armoury is akin to what one sees in the first part of Baahubali, the use of unique archery, war elephants, walls, and so on, definitely add more complexity and desi-ness to the game. The player-versus-player mode only betters the fun element, while we request teams across the world to form an alliance.

What the game does well is to not spoonfeed a gamer with more details, and lets them do their bit to use the special armoury, wherever and whenever needed. Despite its initial basic nature, the game is targeted more at experienced gamers, who are eventually bound to find their way. To surpass certain levels in the game, and in their quest to build a solid army, it’s reasonable that they need to pay to avail extended/premium features. Baahubali: The Game works great with a fast Internet connection, and while it seems a little familiar, it is good fun as long as it lasts.

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