Revolve8 from SEGA is the latest Clash Royale-like game on mobile with a couple of new mechanics to bring a breath of fresh air to the established formula.

But before we get into further details, let’s sum up the genre real quick: You customize your own deck -which consists of eight cards, each representing a unit, a hero, or a magical power – then compete against another player in real-time battles in which you must destroy the three towers of your opponent while protecting your own. Each battle will have a time limit, and once the time runs out, the match either comes to a draw or whoever destroy more towers takes the win.

To destroy the towers, you will have to play different cards in the arena. Once you place a unit or a hero card down, it’ll automatically approach the nearest tower and start hammering away on it until either the tower or the unit is killed. Of course, your opponent will be doing the same to you, and so the battle goes on until a winner is decided.

Revolve8 is practically a Clash Royale reskin

So what exactly is new about Revolve8? Well, not that much really. The heroes and units are basically reskinned from those of Clash Royale, so the gameplay is also pretty much the same.

The only new feature worth noting here is that the heroes have special skills that they can use during the battle. For example, AoE units can attack slightly faster, while tanks can heal a little bit of damage. Also, you can appoint a hero as the leader, which enables them to use their most potent skill. However, these skills have very long cooldowns.

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The hero skills are the only noteworthy new feature

Yes, these skills do freshen up the formula just a tiny bit, but really, they aren’t all that different. You might as well be playing a card. The movement is the same, and so is the result.

When it comes to visuals, Revolve8 is also inferior to Clash Royale by a large margin. Supercell’s games have always attracted players with their simple yet beautiful graphics. Revolve8, meanwhile, tries to shake things up by using 3D character models and environments, but the result ends up looking a lot messier.


That said, Revolve8 isn’t necessarily a bad game. The main issue is that it is simply a clone that fails to live up to the game that inspired it. If you are looking for something fresh and want to give it a go, you certainly can.