Astral Heroes is a free-to-play collectible card game that offers some unique twists and variations on the classic CCG formula. The follow-up to Apus Software's Astral Masters, Astral Heroes offers many different game modes, including a PvE campaign, draft tournaments, and random deck matchups, as well as the ability to track your progress on leaderboards to see how you match up against other players from around the world.
Gameplay follows the usual mana-curve-leading-to-more-powerful-creatures-and-spells template, but in Astral Heroes, each creature is assigned to one of six lanes. Every turn, they attack straight ahead, either against an opponent's creature or directly against their hero. This challenges players not only to play the right cards but to play them in the right places. Also, players can replace a card in their hand every turn, reducing the impact of a bad draw.
Astral Heroes also allows players to form guilds, which unlocks advanced features and allows for faster progression, making it a more social game than most CCGs. Daily quests can also speed your advancement, and there is no card rarity, so before you know it, you'll have a killer deck and be ready to take on all comers!
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March 15, 2016