Clicker Heroes is a hit game from Steam and also has an established fan base as a Web browser game. Now it’s available on mobile devices including iOS and Android. Click Heroes is known as an “idle RPG” that features ridiculously simple gameplay — just click (or “tap” in mobile terms) repeatedly on enemy monsters to battle them. Along the way, you can hire and level up heroes to unlock special abilities.
In this new mobile version of the game, clans and immortals have been introduced. Now you can team up with other players to form clans to participate in group raids against the fearsome boss monsters known as the Immortals.
There are a ton of features in the game, including the ability to progress through more than one thousand zones, access to dozens of heroes, and up to nine different skills that can be unlocked for battle.
Some of the heroes you’ll be able to unlock early in the game include:
- Cid, the Helpful Adventurer
- Ivan, the Drunken Brawler
- Brittany, Beach Princess
- The Wandering Fisherman
- Betty Tapper
- The Masked Samurai
- The Great Forest Seer
The gameplay is remarkably simple. You progress through a series of levels where you face off against a single monster at a time. You cause damage to the monsters through a combination of passive damage created by the heroes that you’ve hired and through active damage that you earn by tapping/clicking on the monster. The faster you tap, the more damage you generate.
Each time you kill a monster, you earn gold. The gold is spent to hire more heroes, level them up, and unlock additional skills and abilities. And so it goes on and on.
Once you kill 10 monsters on a level, you can proceed to the next level. Every 5th level contains a “boss” monster, which has considerably more hit points. You have 30 seconds to kill it, or the level resets. When you’re battling boss monsters, the special skills and abilities that you can unlock in the game come in really handy. Let’s take a quick look at some of them.
- Tapstorm – automatically performs 10 taps per second for 30 seconds. Cooldown: 10 minutes.
- Powersurge – +100% DPS for 30 seconds. Cooldown: 10 minutes.
- Lucky Strikes – +50% chance of Critical Tap for 30 seconds. Cooldown: 30 minutes.
A common technique when battling boss monsters is to use up whatever skills you have unlocked for the 30-second fight. It will typically take you at least another 10 minutes to work through the next 5 levels, making your skills and abilities available again, following their cooldown period.
And so the game goes this way, on and on. The amount of damage your heroes do and the hit points that the monsters have continue to scale at nearly ridiculous levels. As an example, the boss monster on level 50, Big Feets, has over 1 trillion hit points.
Clicker Heroes is free to play, but also has a premium currency called Rubies. Like most free-to-play games, you can either earn small amounts of Rubies in-game through various achievements or viewing in-game ads, but to get a significant amount of Rubies, you’ll need to purchase them with real money.
Rubies unlock very powerful features, such as a permanent 2x Damage Multiplier, or the instant granting of gold (which scales up based on your DPS). However, you can progress through the entire game without purchasing any Rubies with real money.
Overall, Clicker Heroes is a very fun game to play despite its repetitiveness. In classic time-waster fashion, it’s a simple game that doesn’t require a lot of thought or planning–just a lot of tapping. And sometimes, that’s exactly what you need from a game.
Clicker Heroes is a fun and addictive time-waster with an RPG flavor.