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This Baahubali is like Clash of Clans, but with a desi twist

Khalid Anzar | New Delhi Jun 25, 2017 01:43 PM IST
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Ardent Baahubali fans might already have got the answer to arguably the most ubiquitous question of the past year – “Kattappa ne Baahubali ko kyon maara?’ – but that hardly seems to have tempered the excitement around the mythical story of Mahishmati. After the movie made its millions, now ‘Baahubali The Game’ is raking in the moolah.

Developed by Bengaluru-based Moonfrog Labs and Baahubali’s producers Arka Media Works and Graphic India, the game has so far been downloaded more than 5 million times from the Google PlayStore and has a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Since its launch on April 28, it has been the most downloaded gaming app in India, according to the company.

Business Standard reviewed ‘Baahubali The Game’ to see how it compares others with similar play, such as ‘Clash of Clans’. Here’s what we found:

Getting started

‘Baahubali The Game’ is available on Google PlayStore. With a size of 22.52 MB, it is light and quick to load. Once downloaded, it asks for default language choice from among English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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There is no way to sign up and create a specific login for this game, so you can either play as a guest or log in using your Facebook credentials. Signing in with your Facebook account also allows you to connect at a later stage with other friends playing the game.

Setting up

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After the initial set-up, the game takes you to the virtual world of Baahubali’s Mahishmati and provides relevant tips and information about the game. Pay attention to the tips as they explain how you can prepare to fight the evil forces of Kalakeya.

The game’s aesthetics and flow

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In look, feel and flow, ‘Baahubali The Game’ draws heavily from other online multiplayer games like Clash of Clans. It gives a similar background where you have to level up your base and build a better defence. To advance offensive capabilities, unlock new units, or get special powers, you can use earned or purchased coins.

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The game offers single player and multiplayer online gaming options. In the single mode, the only objective is to defeat the Kalakeya, which in this case is your computer opponent. You get enough tips in this mode to prepare for the more exciting multiplayer mode.

In the multiplayer mode, you compete against a real person who could come attacking anytime. So, you need to consistently up your skills and join forces with other friends playing this game for better defence and a stronger kingdom.
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The game offers a lot of freebies, but if you are in a rush to jump to the next level or unlock special powers, you could use some real cash to get gems for in-game purchases.

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