Might And Magic: Clash Of Heroes MULTi8- PROPHET
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes MULTi8- PROPHET
Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes MULTi8- PROPHET is a puzzle strategy role-playing game that combines elements of the Might and Magic series with a unique match-three combat system. The game was originally released for the Nintendo DS in 2009, and later remastered for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android platforms. In 2023, a definitive edition of the game was developed by Dotemu and released for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows. The definitive edition includes the original game, its DLC, refreshed character portraits, many quality-of-life improvements, and an expanded, fully reworked and re-balanced online mode.
The game is set in the fantasy world of Ashan, 40 years before the events of Heroes of Might and Magic V. The game follows the stories of five young heroes from different factions who must unite to stop a demonic plot that threatens to destroy their world. The game features five campaigns, each with its own hero, faction, storyline, and gameplay style. The factions are Haven (humans), Inferno (demons), Sylvan (elves), Academy (wizards), and Necropolis (undead).
The game alternates between exploration and battle phases. In the exploration phase, the player can move their hero around the map, interact with NPCs, collect resources, recruit units, buy artifacts, and complete quests. In the battle phase, the player engages in turn-based combat with enemies using a grid-based system. The player and the enemy have two separate grids of troops, with each grid consisting of six columns and eight rows. The player can move individual units around on their grid using a limited number of moves per turn. The goal is to stack similarly colored units vertically to form attack formations or horizontally to form defensive walls. Attack formations charge up over time and then launch at the enemy grid, dealing damage to any units or walls in their way. Defensive walls block incoming attacks and protect the player's units from damage.
The game features three types of units: core, elite, and champion. Core units are the most common and can be stacked up to four times to form attack formations or walls. Elite units are more powerful and can be stacked up to two times to form attack formations with special abilities or walls that grant bonuses. Champion units are the rarest and strongest units that take up an entire column on the grid. They can only form attack formations that have devastating effects on the enemy grid.
The game also features heroes who can use artifacts and spells to support their troops or hinder their enemies. Artifacts are items that grant passive or active effects to the hero or their units. Spells are abilities that consume mana and can be used once per turn to affect the grids or the units in various ways.
The game supports both online and offline multiplayer modes for up to four players. The multiplayer modes include:
Quick Battle: A mode where players can choose their faction, hero, units, artifacts, spells, and map settings and engage in a one-on-one or two-on-two battle.
Campaign: A mode where players can play through the five campaigns cooperatively with another player.
Scenario: A mode where players can create their own custom scenarios with various objectives and rules and play them with other players.
Leaderboard: A mode where players can compete against other players in ranked matches and climb up the global leaderboard.
The game received generally positive reviews from critics and players alike. The game was praised for its original and addictive gameplay, its charming graphics and music, its engaging storylines and characters, its replay value and content variety, and its improved online mode in the definitive edition. Some of the criticisms of the game were its steep learning curve, its occasional bugs and glitches, its lack of voice acting, and its inconsistent difficulty level.
The game won several awards and nominations from various gaming publications and websites. Some of these include:
Best DS Game of 2009 by IGN
Best Puzzle Game of 2009 by GameSpot
Best Strategy Game of 2011 by PlayStation Official Magazine UK
Best Downloadable Game of 2011 by Game Informer
Best Puzzle Game of 2011 by IGN
Best Strategy Game of 2023 by Nintendo Life
The game sold over one million copies across all platforms as of 2023.
For more information about the game, you can visit its official website or its Steam page . You can also watch the trailer for the definitive edition below: