Merge & Blade
An intriguing combination of a puzzle game and an auto battler. In Merge & Blade we create units in a Tetris-like minigame before sending them out into an automatic battle.
developer: Magic Cube publisher: Magic Cube
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Merge & Blade is a unique combination of an auto battler and a puzzle game, inspired by the iconic Tetris. It was developed by the independent studio Magic Cube.
The story of Merge & Blade doesn't matter much. The game takes place in a fantasy world overtaken by monsters. The player controls a group of heroes, their objective being to reclaim castles from the invaders.
The gameplay of Merge & Blade revolves around battling monsters. Before each encounter we must create a squad of up to 25 soldiers; to do so, we must complete a mini-game based on Tetris, combining identical units into a single, more powerful unit. The more soldiers we combine, the stronger the resulting unit will be. With more powerful squads we can face greater challenges.
Afterwards we must choose our squad's formation and start the battle, which takes place automatically. Unit stats and their positioning determine which side will come out on top. Winning battles rewards us with gold, which can be spent on upgrading our base and the individual units.
In addition to the primary mode, in which we reclaim captured castles from monsters, Merge & Blade also offers different gameplay variants. In Defense Mode we must hold out against successive waves of enemies for as long as we can; in Challenge Mode we face various challenges, while in Versus Mode we can battle our friend in local multiplayer. The game also offers online rankings.
The pixelart visuals of Merge & Blade are simple, though colorful.
Last updated on 28 February 2023
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Player counter: 1-2
Age restrictions Merge & Blade: Good for all ages.
Merge & Blade System requirements
PC / Windows
- Dual Core
- 1 GB RAM
- graphic card 256 MB GeForce 8600 or better
- 500 MB HDD
- Windows 7
- Quad Core
- 2 GB RAM
- graphic card 512 MB GeForce 9800 or better
- 500 MB HDD
- Windows 10