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Transformers News: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 2:28PM CDT

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Gaming site Kotaku gives us a look at a few of the cards from the upcoming Transformes Legends (previously announced as Transformers Mobile) mobile device card battler from ngmoco.

Additionally thygriever of fellow Transformers fan site TFW2005 was on hand at PAX Prime this weekend, and has provided the following run down:

thygriever wrote:
  • Single player lets you pick a side Autobot or Decepticon to start out your deck. However on the cybertron mission map you can play as either Autobot or Decepticon. The interface for the map and the menu look very slick.
  • You can collect cards for both factions and they can be mixed and matched for multiplayer.
  • Looks like for missions, you can only use the type of card for that faction's missions.
  • You collect cards playing "tap" mini games. Tapping the enemy gives you energon/money, not sure if there's a difference. Or occasionally a card. There is a completion meter on top to show your progress (presumably to repeat a mission to get all the items).
  • Rare cards are basically rare drops, a percentage.
  • He showed me his STACKED deck of cards (well he is the dev!), basically showed me the best cards like my favorite art which was robot mode Grimlock, which looked amazingggg. It seems every transformer has 2 cards, 1 for each mode.
  • When you view your cards, the card image moves based on your tilt to give a cool motion effect. The presentation of the card/art really makes a big difference.
  • You can EQUIP weapons you get to any robot. Basically he showed me his Grimlock had Optimus Prime's powerful rifle, to make him even stronger. Mix and match.
  • You can upgrade all cards. He showed me Grimlock's card when clicked had a bunch of upgrade slots. Not sure what the upgrades were exactly.
  • My biggest concern was the IPA. He told me it was basically more energy (or energon) to play more games. Obviously for a game like this, the money maker is to buy more play time to collect more cards.
  • There's also some kind of "space bridge" function that you can collect something to complete it or buy parts of it. I think he said completing it gives you a rare card.



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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1415862)
Posted by philipjreed on September 1st, 2012 @ 6:34pm CDT
Gorgeous artwork! That Bombshell image is my favorite of the bunch.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1415872)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 1st, 2012 @ 7:05pm CDT
Quite honestly... I am actually wishing that this was an actual CCG/TCG and not a virtual one. Simply because the art looks great, and would have made a great game for me (at least) have collected.

But since it is not, and I am still around in the fold by the time it arrives... I may still get it for the sake of playing (when I have the time to play it). :-?
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1415875)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 1st, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
In my experience w/ online card games, you will have an energy bar that is used up as you play matches whether pve or pvp. Here it's called IPA.

The space bridge is basically a crafting feature where components collected in the games can be used to craft a special card or item. Some of them will be harder to get than others.

I hope this gets released on more than just mobile devices. I don't do games on mobile devices but I will on my computer. Looks amazing so far.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1415876)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 1st, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
5-10 years from now, if Hasbro decides to reset the Classics line like they do with Star Wars figures every few years, I hope the figures and box art look like this!
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1415939)
Posted by Flashwave on September 1st, 2012 @ 11:33pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:5-10 years from now, if Hasbro decides to reset the Classics line like they do with Star Wars figures every few years, I hope the figures and box art look like this!


Funny you mention that, i was just noticing how much STreak and Smoke look like their Classic forms,mwith just enough artistic detailing to make them look really cool. I like this style.
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Posted by KNM2012 on September 1st, 2012 @ 11:50pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:5-10 years from now, if Hasbro decides to reset the Classics line like they do with Star Wars figures every few years, I hope the figures and box art look like this!

So... Are you implying that they will reissue Transformers: The Movie and have Optimus Prime shoot first? ;)
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1416104)
Posted by Seibertron on September 2nd, 2012 @ 12:24pm CDT
That's some great artwork.

Only criticism I have is the placement of Bombshell's head cannon. If I didn't know better, it looks like he's got 3 rollers on the top of his head.

Other than that, these are some beautiful pieces of artwork.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1416637)
Posted by Sideswipe9116 on September 4th, 2012 @ 12:19am CDT
This looks like a fun game and I can't wait till it comes out and the artwork looks Amazing :D :BOT: :KREMZEEK:
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426203)
Posted by El Duque on October 3rd, 2012 @ 11:40am CDT
The official Transformers facebook page gives us a sneak peek at Megatron, Razorclaw, and Warpath from the upcoming Transformers: Legends mobile device game. Check out the mirrored images below.

TRANSFORMERS: Legends is the a new FREE GAME for your mobile device! We got a sneak peek at Megatron, Razorclaw and Warpath in their alternate & robot forms! Coming Fall 2012. PRE-REGISTER at http://transformers-legends.com/


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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426214)
Posted by FracturedKoi on October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:12pm CDT
Oh I LIKE that Megatron!
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Posted by Mindmaster on October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:14pm CDT
Now if Hasbro/Takara can get a Megatron to look exactly like that. That would be an instant bought from, like, THE ENTIRE PLANET.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426218)
Posted by mattwhite924 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
That may be the best Megatron alt-mode I've seen. It just looks perfect.
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Posted by griftimus prime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 12:53pm CDT
well its cool art
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Posted by Megazarak on October 3rd, 2012 @ 1:45pm CDT
If they ever make another MP Megatron (which they probably will), they should make it of this guy. That is a really cool reimagining of what G1 Megatron could look like.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426265)
Posted by DesertKing on October 3rd, 2012 @ 1:59pm CDT
The Megatron artwork is nice..... but I don't see how it can transform into a tank. :-?
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426287)
Posted by triKlops on October 3rd, 2012 @ 2:38pm CDT
pretty fresh artwork
the game looks more intriguing
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426346)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on October 3rd, 2012 @ 4:36pm CDT
I can't seem to sign up on that site, it won't do anything when I click the Android option.

Would love a new TF game on my phone.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426415)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 3rd, 2012 @ 7:50pm CDT
Megatron and Razorclaw have great designs, but all three are equally great pieces of artwork.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1426786)
Posted by TulioDude on October 4th, 2012 @ 2:23pm CDT
I always though that Megatron looked great as a tank.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1436927)
Posted by El Duque on November 4th, 2012 @ 6:49am CST
Pre-registration is now available for the free Transformers mobile game, TRANSFORMERS: Legends. Click here to get signed up.

Pick Your Faction! Would you side with the Autobots or the Decepticons? Choose your side in TRANSFORMERS: Legends, the FREE mobile game! Pre-register at http://transformers-legends.com/


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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1436931)
Posted by Xephon0930 on November 4th, 2012 @ 7:01am CST
I like how the character design for this game is a cross between Prime and the Cybertron game series.
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Posted by gavinfuzzy on November 4th, 2012 @ 8:35am CST
I swear that Hound was drawn while the artist was looking up Universe Hound...
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Posted by DecepticonFinishline on November 4th, 2012 @ 9:30am CST
gavinfuzzy wrote:I swear that Hound was drawn while the artist was looking up Universe Hound...


Yes. It is exactly his design. Even the hollow parts of the feet!

It seems almost the same for Sunstreaker too.

I'd totally be into this if I was at all interested in having a SmartPhone.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1437477)
Posted by El Duque on November 5th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CST
The Mobage facebook page has shared the Ultra Magnus card art from their Transformers: Legends mobile game. Check him out below, and be sure to pre-register by clicking here.

Hey TRANSFORMERS fans,

TRANSFORMERS: Legends is coming this fall! The battle for Earth is about to begin on a mobile device near you!

Sign up now and be the first to know when the game is available: http://www.transformers-legends.com/


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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1438424)
Posted by El Duque on November 9th, 2012 @ 12:05am CST
The official Transformers facebook page has shared artwork for Starscream in alt mode from the upcoming mobile device game, Transformers: Legends. Pre-registration is available right now at: Transformers: Legends

Check out this card of Starscream’s Alternate mode from TRANSFORMERS: Legends! Pre-register for the free game at http://transformers-legends.com/.


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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1438724)
Posted by Arcee1tfp on November 9th, 2012 @ 6:36pm CST
omg!!! beyond boss!! what can i say!!! im in love!!
:BOT:
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1440260)
Posted by El Duque on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:32pm CST
The official Transformers facebook page gives a look at the "super rare" Thundercracker card from the upcoming Transformers: Legends mobile device game powered by Mobage. Check him out in both modes below.

Decepticons, destroy! Here’s a look at a super rare card starring Thundercracker! Find more Decepticons in the free Transformers: Legends mobile game! http://transformers.mobage.com/


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Posted by PrymeStriker on November 15th, 2012 @ 4:55pm CST
This artwork midly impresses me.
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Posted by padfoo on November 15th, 2012 @ 6:54pm CST
His robot mode looks really off!
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Posted by El Duque on November 22nd, 2012 @ 11:33am CST
The official Transformers facebook pagegives a sneak peek at two more cards from the upcoming mobile device game Transformers: Legends. According to the post that accompanied the images we can expect a game trailer soon! Below we have Wheeljack and Blast Off in their vehicle modes. Click here to visit the official Transformers: Legends website.

Are you an Autobot or a Decepticon? Choose your side in TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS. Stay
tuned for a peek at the new trailer! http://www.transformers-legends.com/


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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1441729)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 6:31pm CST
Both look awesome, but Wheeljack looks kind of strange. He's got all that motion-blur to make it look like he's racing along the road, but his wheels don't look like they're spinning at all.
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Posted by craggy on November 23rd, 2012 @ 5:30pm CST
I want to floop the pig! (Snarler?)
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Posted by El Duque on November 28th, 2012 @ 8:52am CST
The official trailer for the Transformers: Legends mobile device game powered by Mobage has been released. Click here to visit the official website and enjoy the trailer embedded below.

The official trailer for TRANSFORMERS: LEGENDS is here! The battle for earth is about to begin. Pre-register today to be notified when it's available free for your iOS or Android device : http://www.transformers-legends.com/


Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1442722)
Posted by #Sideways# on November 28th, 2012 @ 10:57am CST
Wait... Do you have to register in order to play, or just to be a part of their mailing list?
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1442761)
Posted by griftimus prime on November 28th, 2012 @ 4:04pm CST
lame. not a fan of motion comic type stuff
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Posted by PrymeStriker on November 28th, 2012 @ 4:11pm CST
griftimus prime wrote:lame. not a fan of motion comic type stuff


The one time I agree with griftimus. Not interested in this at all.
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 28th, 2012 @ 4:53pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:lame. not a fan of motion comic type stuff


The one time I agree with griftimus. Not interested in this at all.


yeah,i have to agree.
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1442796)
Posted by amtm on November 28th, 2012 @ 7:43pm CST
So, It's a video card game? what the heck is the point of that? Pass.
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Posted by MarkNL on November 29th, 2012 @ 12:32am CST
This is only made... to sell toys.
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Posted by El Duque on November 29th, 2012 @ 1:43pm CST
The official Transformers facebook page continues to tease Mobage's upcoming mobile device game, Transformers: Legends, with a look at the card art for Swoop. Check out the artwork below, and be sure to pre-register at the official Transformers: Legends website.

Check out who’s SWOOPing into the latest Transformers mobile game! Pre-register for Transformers: Legends at http://transformers.mobage.com/!


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Posted by MGrotusque on November 29th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CST
That's a nice lookin Swoop! One of the better renditions if you ask me.
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Posted by MarkNL on November 30th, 2012 @ 1:14am CST
Yup, I do love the artwork :BOWDOWN:
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Posted by El Duque on December 6th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CST
The official Transformers facebook page has posted another piece of card art from Mobage's upcoming Transformers: Legends mobile device game. They've blurred the name out so facebook fans can guess his identity, but I think it's safe to say most of us Seibertronians will instantly recognize him as the G1 Deluxe Insecticon Chop Shop!

TRANSFORMERS: Legends is coming soon! Can you guess who this character is? One hint: it's a Decepticon! Find out more at: http://www.transformers-legends.com/


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Posted by PrymeStriker on December 6th, 2012 @ 1:26pm CST
That's a nice Chop Shop! :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by Bumblevivisector on December 6th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CST
When I saw the name "Chop Shop", I was worried that it was going to be another "not-Shrapnel" falling victim to loss of name copyright, so I'm pleasantly surprised to see this is indeed the good ol' Deluxe kleptomaniacon! Without the deely-bops on his antennae, he looks quite badass to boot!
Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1444893)
Posted by El Duque on December 7th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CST
Mobage's Transformers: Legends mobile device game has been released overseas, Singapore and Australia at least. Our own site moderator Burn, who has downloaded the game, has shared the following gameplay review and screenshots.

Additionally the folks over on the Planet Iacon facebook page have posted 25 of the character cards with their stats. Check out the images mirrored below.

If you're outside the US the game may be available to you at the link listed below:
Google Play Store link

Burn wrote:So, game play is basic, as you would expect for a mobile/tablet game.

When you join up you choose your faction. This seems pointless though as you can build both Autobot and Decepticon teams and participate in Autobot and Decepticon missions.

You have two ways to earn XP. Missions (which uses Energon) and Battles (which uses Energon Battle Cubes). Once you've used all your energon and battle cubes up you have to wait for it to replenish.

In missions you have a job to do, but it's basically press the scan button. This can result in either finding character cards, or you have to deflect attacks by Swoop or Ramjet (depending on your faction). You may also come across a Cache which gives you the chance to win rare cards. As the mission progresses you may also battle a boss whose weapon you can win. You earn XP points and Credits.

In Battles you fight other players. Well not so much fight, you line your cards up, winner is determined by stats. You earn XP and Battle Points

Cards you collect can be used for either trans-scanning your characters (you need to find both a matching robot mode and alt mode to trans-scan them together so they can transform), alternatively you can use them to upgrade existing characters (at the cost of credits) or sell for credits. Same goes for weapons.

There's the Space Bridge which you can use to request more troops (cards). There's a variety of ways to use the space bridge. Game credits (dish out the money), Battle Points, Ally Points, Bronze Warrior Medal (you get these when you level up) and Bronze Weapons Medal (not sure where you get these)

Friends playing? Add them as Allies. So far the only advantage I see is to "cheer" them and earn Ally Points for the Space Bridge.

It's a simple game, very beautiful artwork. Looks great on a 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. My only complaint? You have to have an active internet connection.



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Re: More Details on Transformers Legends Mobile Device Card Battler (1444900)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:11pm CST
This better come to the US, LIKE NOW!!!!
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Posted by GuyIncognito on December 7th, 2012 @ 2:22pm CST
I love the fact that the character art is based on recent toys.
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Posted by Burn on December 7th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:I love the fact that the character art is based on recent toys.


The character art is GORGEOUS!

Game play is simplistic and won't hold your attention past a few weeks, and once you collect all the cards you'll probably never want to play again, but for now it's a nice break from Angry Birds Star Wars!
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Posted by Va'al on December 7th, 2012 @ 3:32pm CST
Burn wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:I love the fact that the character art is based on recent toys.


The character art is GORGEOUS!


I agree, that Wheeljack is amazing.

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