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Neomonster: A Game of Strategy and Luck

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Introduction: Neomonster

There were a lot of games on Google Play Store that resembles the iconic Pokemon game, and Neomonster is one. With the storyline itself, there were twists and instances that gives the game a high rating. The thing is, like any other games, you need to build a tactic and strategies to overcome the opponent’s team, which on the other hand, was insanely buffed and overpowered (NPC). The game has thousands of monsters to collect, from the ordinary tier monsters to the legendary and mythic level ones which are the best player on your team depending on your game style. Every monster has its own set of skills and stats in which would help the player choose on what to use and even formulate a combination for the set. Other players will make their own strategies and combinations that you might not know and even monsters you haven’t encountered yet when playing a PvP duel.

The game's main page.

The game's main page.

The Storyline

The game’s story begins with you watching your uncle’s (Henry Finnegan) championship match in which he won. After years, it will be your chance to be a trainer and participate in the monster tournament. It will be your time to capture monsters from the wild and train them to be combat ready allies. By the start of the league you will have at least four monsters, the first is one of the Guardians or the Starter monster as what the early game calls it. With the quest to Monster League, you will encounter characters and their talks, giving you hint on some Super Epic monsters scattered around the island, while some are ideas on how the world knows who Henry Finnegan is and what future your bloodline holds. It is a journey to be the Grand Champion and unveiling the dark history of the empire and why the Finnegan name is entangled on it.

This part shows the scene or progress in your main story.

This part shows the scene or progress in your main story.

The Game

Neomonster is a turn-based game, wherein your team of a maximum of sixteen monsters, gets its turn alternative along with the opposing team, monster by monster. Here are some things to remember in playing the game.

The cost, element and stats of monsters

The cost, element and stats of monsters

Monster’s Cost

Although you can place a maximum of 16 monsters in your team, you can not just put any monster because of the cost. At early games you will have a fixed amount of team cost that will limit you from putting too powerful monsters in the team. To increase your team cost, you need to increase your Hero Rank by playing events and side stories in the online section. The higher your Hero Rank is, the higher your team cost will be.

Remember, the higher the team cost is, the stronger the monsters you can place in your team.

Elements

Elements

The Elements

Each monster has its own element. The six elements were Fire, Water, Storm, Earth, Holy and Shadow which gives them a balanced attribute among monsters. Fire monster’s attack were strong against Earth’s while being vulnerable to Water’s. So, a team having all the elements is a good idea, but you should also take into consideration some skills like SOLO skills or Link skills wherein the effect is increased or triggered when some conditions regarding the element combinations were met.

The skills and time units of Prismpaw

The skills and time units of Prismpaw

The Skills

There were a lot of skill combinations in the game and have their own tier as the monster evolves. The active skills like Blight, Thunder, Wave, Flame, Nova and Stone while their next tier will be Megablight, Megathunder and so on up to Ultra+skills. Skills with SOLO prefix were skills that were triggered if no ally has element the same as the user is present on the battlefield while Skills with LINK were skills that were triggered if your monsters on the battlefield is the same as the element of the user. RAW skills are active if there is no friendly or ally protector monsters or those with Protect skills like Protect Teammates and Protect Focus which makes the user take the attacks for the teammates. High grade skills like Retribution, Bloodcrave, Bloodthirst and many more can be acquired for evolved monsters. Legendary and Mythic tiers have a much cool set of skills.

On the other hand, the passive skills were the skills that is not needed to be clicked to use like the Auto Protect in which it protects the team without activating any skill and consuming Time Units. Hold Ground, Stun Immunity, Poison Revenge were some examples of passive skills.

Time Unit

Each monster’s skill has a defined number of seconds per use, which is called the Time Unit. For every skill or move you made, the Time Unit will define on which order that monster will be in the set of monsters in the battlefield. Time Units can be interrupted or changed with skills like Stun and Give Turn. You can base your strategy by using the skills of your monsters accordingly like the combinations of monsters with Sleep skills and Dreamhunt skills.

Training and Evolution

You need to train your monsters to evolve it to the next form with different abilities and stats. While some monsters were already on its final form without needing an evolution, some have two to four forms before reaching its final evolution. As you progress along the game, you accumulate training points that can be used to train your monsters. For the Epic tier monsters and above to reach its final form, you will need ingredients for the Ultra-Evolution which can be found on the games online section while some were rewards on a certain level of the game. For more specific ingredient hunting, you can visit the Ultra-Evolve Quest of the online section.

The Evolution page of the game. You can see here the ingredients needed for the Ultra Evolution of your monsters.

The Evolution page of the game. You can see here the ingredients needed for the Ultra Evolution of your monsters.

Sample Team Line Up

Here is an ideal line up including the most common monsters you can get in Hatch and during the tournament quests:

A line-up including monsters you can find in the island during the tournament.

A line-up including monsters you can find in the island during the tournament.

The Cyclozar having skills that kills Protectors and Poisoners as well as Turn-granters is a good start up to eliminate monsters in the opponent’s first line up while the Archwolf or Seahowl gives the Cyclozar a continuous kill in the battlefield with their Give Turn skill. The Noxdragon deals serious damage to all enemies with its Assisted Dusk. Although the skill has a high Time Unit, you can use the Give turn of Archwolf. The Dreadgar deals lethal damage to 6-star monsters or the Legendary ones which is a good counter to strong line ups. The end of the team includes Galvane, Sunlord and Warca for finishing blows like the 400sec Novablast which deals lethal damage with return HP. Burnsalot and Gnashjaw uses the Rockoids provided by the Gaiawyrm’s passive as sacrifice for lethal damages.

In the recent updates, some 3-star monsters got a 5-star evolution forms and different set of skills that makes them a formidable part of a team.

The online page of the game.

The online page of the game.

There are so much more in this game that may get you hooked playing it. Events like The Dungeon and Garcia’s Horde were some of the must-try in the game. You can test here the power of your monsters and earn some exciting rewards. You can also have a battle with other players in real time with the PVP event and have some friendly match with your friend in the PVP Duel section.