Mobile games come and go but for the chosen few that stick around and get loads of amazing updates and have us spending our real-life cash. WWE Supercards is a title that definitely accomplished that feat. The game has spanned an incredible six years, quite an achievement in a saturated mobile market.
What is it?
For the uninitiated, Supercards is a wrestling-themed card game. Players collect cards based on wrestling superstars from the past and present. One of the coolest things about this game is you can get everybody from John Cena to the Gobbledygooker. If you are big enough wrestling fan to know who that second person is, you will appreciate this game.
The cards have four basic stats strength, toughness, speed and charisma and can be upgraded, or combined with duplicates to make a more powerful “pro” card. These are used in a variety of game modes which help you unlock new cards as you advance through the tiers and collect cards with increasingly cool designs.
Issues from an early beginning.
The problem is for new players is because the game is so old now the naming conventions for the cards is a tad difficult to wrap your head around. When the game first launched it was pretty straightforward. There were common, uncommon, rare, super rare, epic, and legendary. But as time went by new tiers were released and old ones superseded them. So now we have several numbered WrestleMania and SummerSlam tiers and tiers named neon! Although to be fair the neon cards do look pretty sweet.
There is plenty to keep you going here. The primary mode is called “wild” and it is a simple game where you choose a team of 4 male and 2 female wrestlers. The game then presents you with three matches, any combination of women or men’s single or tag matches and you must select the best cards to try and win, the matchups are judged on 1,2, or sometimes 3 of the stats so there is an element of strategy. There is also a simple chemistry system.
Variety is the spice of life
Unlike a lot of free games, you can play as much as you want. Some of the game modes have a countdown. But the standard game mode can be used to grind until your heart’s content. There is plenty of different game modes here for the discerning player too. The fun comes all week round with a combination of weekly singles and team events, plus ongoing singles and team competitions.
The social side of things is prominent throughout. With a group chat, team chat and lots for teams to do together.
Here for the long haul
Part of the reason the game has endured is its willingness to adapt and evolve. Every new year brings a new season. This introduces new game modes, swanky new graphics, and a great new user interface. On top of this, this version is the most bug-free. This means fans of the series always have something to look forward to.
What we want to see
I am a returning player, and as such I’m probably not best placed to pass comment. Obviously, I would love to see a CM Punk card returning to the game, his new association with the WWE gives us hope. I would like to see some form of reset, now players scores are in the millions it is getting a tad ridiculous. Some form of legacy system where they bring out a new set of cards with low scores but lots of tiers may upset some groups of fans, but personally, I would love that.