Parents' Guide to

Mobile Strike

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Another base-builder with familiar pay-or-wait formula.

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 33 parent reviews

age 15+

This game is a gigantic waste of time.

I hope you have a lot of disposable cash, because that is the only way you will get large enough to even try to contend with the players in that game. Aside from them all being colossal dicks when it comes to the chat rooms, unless you spend a minimum of $1000.00 on the game from the word go, there is no way you will ever catch up to these players. Even if you played for a year to build up your base, by the time you got near them, the people at Mobile Strike will have upgraded the max level and you have to start spending AGAIN. I highly, highly,highly, highly suggest avoiding this game at all costs unless you like throwing money into a bottomless hole and getting nothing for it.
age 18+

Totally inappropriate for children! Grossly expensive!!!

There are two principal activities in this game: chat with others, build up a base for battle. The chat rooms are filled with inappropriate conversations for younger players. It's a bad place for women too, as almost everything that shouldn't be said is. The worst part is the cost to play. It's touted as a "free" game. It isn't, unless you want to play Farmville within a war game. It will cost you thousands to play if you wish to be competitive! In game packs are constantly offered at $99 to $349 each. "Bouncy crates" are constantly presented to encourage you to spend so you can get the "bonus" items in the crate too. This is in-app purchasing at its absolute immoral worst and should be illegal.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (33 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Though kids do have to strategize a bit, this is less a game than a repetitive round of "tap and wait" and plays just like all the others of its kind. After a long tutorial that walks players through building and upgrading a range of military structures and buying premium currency from the in-game store, there's no narrative or explanation of the setting. The term "game" applies very loosely here, since all a player does is tap buttons, wait for timers to count down, and stare at static map icons. As a strategy game, it does offer some degree of planning by making your success depend on how efficiently you collect and use resources, but the payoff -- in terms of satisfying visual effects -- is small. Post-battle, your only reward is a results screen that dryly reports the resources you've gained or the troops you've lost. Truth be told, the most entertaining aspect of the game is monitoring the player chat, which is a constant stream of silliness and trash talk. The game has strategy alright -- a strategy for separating gamers from their money.

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