AotM: The Battle Cats

The Battle Cats is a free-to-play strategy/tower defense game developed by Japanese game company PONOS Inc. The Battle Cats is available on the App Store and the Google Play store.

Combat is fairly straightforward: the player saves up money (not real, duh!) to spawn the units, cats, and attempt to defeat the enemy base while fending back enemies.

There are three chapters available, with two special modes available later in the game, Stories of Legend and Challenge Mode. Each chapter has 48 levels, with the 48th level being headed by a boss of superbly higher difficulty than the other enemies.

Stories of Legend allows for the acquisition of special units and stronger variations of units called “Crazed Cats.” These stages are of a higher difficulty than the main game, with some being double or even triple as hard as the basic levels.

The game also has what is called a “gachapon,” which allows for the acquisition of upgrades and rare units.

Though the game is simple, the charming wit and addicting gameplay make this a long-term addition to my mobile-gaming library.