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Simple controls. Antihero seems like it was designed for touch screens. Just tap to select your unit, then tap on their target. You can burgle and scout as the Master Thief, and even attack if you have the dagger upgrade. Other units can set up traps, infiltrate, guard, and take out foes.
The village is yours. As you run your thieves guild, make sure to plunder the city and take what's rightfully yours! You'll always be competing against a rival guild, so make sure you get your riches before they do.
Unique art style and music. Antihero has a unique visual style and amazing sound design. The game has a tutorial in the beginning to show you how things work, and it's pretty easy to understand. But the levels increase in difficulty, so make sure you're prepared and calculate every move.
What is it about?
Antihero has a unique visual style that I'm loving from the get-go. The game is rendered in 2D but because of the angled, top-down perspective of the board, it feels like pseudo-3D. However, all of the character sprites are flat, so it's a nice contrast with the board itself. Each unit type has a unique appearance that makes it easy to differentiate from each other, and the Victorian-era towns have a cozy look and feel to them. The towns are dark and gloomy, but the red and blue shades of your guild versus the enemy are a nice complement to the somberness. Animations are buttery smooth and fluid on my iPhone 8 Plus, so I had no issues with lag or choppiness. The ambient soundtrack is also fitting for the Victorian setting, and it's delightful to listen to, along with the sound effects.
Antihero is $4.99 but there are more add-ons
Armello Character Pack
The Book Club Character Pack
App Store Description
Become a feared and revered master thief in Antihero, a fast-paced digital board game. Use stealth, cunning, and the occasional assassination to build the most powerful thieves’ guild in this gas-lit Victorian underworld.
ONE GOAL. MANY FOES. Play through the story-driven campaign, skirmish against the AI, and jump online in casual and ranked PvP multiplayer.
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS. Invite friends to play asynchronously or increase the pressure in a Live Match. Set up custom “House Rules” and tailor the game to your tastes!
TAKE OVER THE CITY. PROTECT WHAT’S YOURS. Infiltrate businesses, sneak into estates, set traps, and steal everything. The city’s riches are yours – if your opponent doesn’t take them first.
SNEAKERY, STABBERY & SKULDUGGERY! Upgrade your guild, recruit street urchins, hire thugs, start a gang… and bribe, blackmail and assassinate the opposition. There are many paths to the top.
MANAGE A HEALTHY ECONOMY. Spend your ill-gotten riches to hire new recruits, upgrade your thieving skills, and acquire deadly weapons. Gold is a thief’s best friend!
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