Rage of Bahamut

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Entertaining but dense card-trading app with intense images.

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Educational Value

Rage of Bahamut wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning. 

Ease of Play

The app's interface is not a welcoming one to players and is especially confounding for people who have never played a card battle game before. Buttons are not explained, and while the tutorial (which is, in essence, mandatory) explains some of the game's basics, there's no guide on what to do next. Also, essential information is often hidden from sight unless the user scrolls down, which some people won't realize is an option. 

Violence

Violence is certainly discussed, and there are onscreen flashes to simulate swordplay (and other attacks), but there's no blood or gore. Some of the characters shown on the game cards, however, are a bit too intense for young players. 

Sex

Female characters are shown in revealing costumes, though there's no nudity. Ample cleavage and short shorts are common, as are accentuated breasts.

Language
Consumerism

While it's possible to earn free cards in the game, players are actively encouraged to buy sets to strengthen their hands and to recruit their friends to play (which earns them a free card). Top-tier cards can be earned/found in-game, but that's not immediately clear to players. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rage of Bahamut is a trading card game that features both single-player quests and multiplayer battles. The violence is fairly low-key, since it's done in the imagination of the users, but the graphical representations of some characters might be frightening to younger children. In addition, many of the female characters are overly sexualized in their depiction. The game actively promotes in-game purchases and urges players to promote it to their friends via mailings. Users are also required to register and log-in to the Mobage online service to play. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byxzero26 August 11, 2012

best trading card game

Its the best trading card game there is its fun and totally friendly to the players with no experience on the topic great graphics and awesome art for the cards... Continue reading
Adult Written bydinkydog0 July 19, 2012

macht laune

gestaltetes Spiel. Umfangreich mit Spieltiefe. Leider nur auf englisch und daher schwer verständlich, zumindest für jemanden, der nicht perfekt englisch kann. V... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byrobbphoenix June 21, 2012

Review and tips

Its a very addictive card game and a good time-killer! The repetitive actions, lack of sound effects and the poor animation may be a turn of though. Also the ga... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byNekoDesu June 18, 2014

One of my favorite games... With some notes.

Although it has much revealing clothing, it REALLY is not a big deal in the game. The reason? When you play the game, you don't often come across those car... Continue reading

What's it about?

Players try to increase their card collection through a line of missions that are attempts to outlast enemies by using stamina. As users touch the screen, foes fall, but so does character stamina. After a boss fight, if stamina remains, players get in-game currency and sometimes additional cards. If they run out of stamina, players can wait a while or buy a potion to recharge. Players can also battle others live by selecting their best cards and pitting them against opposing hands. Winning those battles gets you in-game currency and rare items.

Is it any good?

If you're not familiar with card battle games, Rage of Bahamut is not a particularly good choice to ease into them. A poorly designed interface and a lackluster tutorial combine to create a confusing arena for new players. 

If you can get past that, though, the game itself isn't a bad one, and the art on the virtual cards is very well done, which is a large part of what makes these games fun. We're not crazy about being forced to log onto Mobage's system, but that does create a vibrant community of players to battle against. 

App details

For kids who love strategy and role-playing games

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