Great Minds, Think Alike. Africa’s Legends Game and Marvel Puzzle Quest

It is always exciting to come across products which validate an idea you have and are pursuing. It is even better when it comes from a person or brand or business within your industry that is considered a juggernaut. It feels good to know you are headed in the right direction.

In this respect, Leti Arts and Marvel/D3Publishing are great minds, thinking alike in mobile games.

The game for Africa’s Legends, is a tile-matching puzzle based, fight simulation game using superheroes and villains from the Africa’s Legends universe. Match 3 or more tiles of the same color to attack your opponents. Special game tiles/gems boost your attack or increase your defence.

Marvel Puzzle Quest, is game combing characters from the Marvel Universe with the match 3 puzzles from Puzzle Quest in a fun and compelling game.

We came across this similar idea around our Africa’s Legends game, which in hindsight made us remember, if you think it, it has probably been done or is being done.

Does this mean our dream of a fighting game with Thor versus Pharaoh or Captain America versus Shaka is coming true soon? Maybe’s 🙂

However, although similar, each game has its own unique implementation of merging tile matching puzzles with a fight simulation game. Enjoy these comparison pics between portions of the two games.

 

 

The Africa’s Legends Game

Africa’s Legends, our universe of African superheroes, influenced by African history and mythology, interspersed with awesome fictional characters, has its very own game. If you haven’t downloaded and played the game, here is a quick primer.

The Game

The Africa’s Legends game is a puzzle based, fight simulation game using superheroes and villains from the Africa’s Legends universe. The game merges the idea of a fighting game, with the simple and much beloved casual gaming genre of tile matching.

Coloured game tiles have icons on them, symbolizing a power move. Matching same color tiles initiates a move as determined by the corresponding icon.

Africa's Legends, fight simulation, puzzled based  game

Africa’s Legends, fight simulation, puzzled based game

The goal of the game is therefore simple but requires strategy to win.

Match three tiles of the same color in a row or column to attack your opponents with various kicks and punches until your opponents are defeated or they defeat you!

The more tiles you match, the better for your scores. There are also special game tiles which boost your attacking power or shield you from dangerous enemy attacks.

Africa's Legends Game: Basic & Special Gems

Game Play Modes

The Africa’s Legends game, has two playing modes, Quick Battle and Quest Mode.

  • Quick Battle:

Play as any character and fight in a one on one battle against an opponent of your choice. This means you fight both your team mates and villains.

  • Quest Mode:

Quest mode is a progressive game play mode in which you play to defeat opponents at each stage.

Battle to save the rest of your team from a hypnotic spell cast by a super evil Wadabe assassin, known only as The Assassin.

Quest Mode also includes badges, which can be unlocked by defeating opponents. Get badges like the ‘God of Wisdom’ for defeating Ananse or ‘Gamma Master’ for defeating Ruddy.

Screenshot Gallery

Here are more screenshot images of scenes from the game.

Download: Africa’s Legends

The game is currently available on Android as a FREE download in the Google Play Store. The game is tied into the Africa’s Legends app, which also includes the pilot issue of the comic, Africa’s Legends #1 for free.

Google Play: Africa's Legends, The Game

Africa’s Legends Game

Download Africa’s Legends and don’t forget to leave a review and rating.

 

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Introducing Africa’s Elite Superhero Team

Africa’s Legends is our superhero series influenced by folklore and historic legends from across Africa. In Africa’s Legends, we reimagine African folklore and historic legends, interspersed with fictional characters, as elite superheroes fighting crime in present day Africa.

” We are connected by a common destiny.
To rid Africa of the scourge of crime perpetuated by those for whom chaos creates wealth and power.
Together we battle crime in Africa.
We are Africa’s elite superheroes.
We are Africa’s Legends….”

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This series is the umbrella series from which The True Ananse, the series depicting Kweku Ananse, god of Wisdom as a superhero in modern Ghana was spawned. There is no doubt Africa’s Legends is heavily influenced by African folklore and stories. However we also allowed for creative freedom for our team to indulge themselves and create superheroes, we would all love.

This means occasionally we get questions about having tight panted, Western style superheroes in the Africa’s Legends team. We understand but disagree with the sentiment that the African theme should trump all other creative freedoms. We prefer the diversity. We loved the challenge of figuring out the balance to arrive at our current team of African elite superheroes.

Africa’s Legends come from all over Africa and include, Ananse from Ghana, Pharaoh from Egypt, Shaka from South Africa, Wuzu the Masai and other team members. The Africa’s Legends team has backgrounds as varied and complex as you can find in real life teams and superheroes or not, there will sometimes be conflict.

We will love unveiling all the team members to you over the next few weeks. Of course, the reveal will include the villains and their minions.

Avengers, Justice League! Justice League, Avengers! This must be the thought running through your mind as you read this (unless you are not a superhero fanboy). Yes, Africa’s Legends is our Avengers and Justice League of African superheroes. Did we have to do an Avengers or Justice League! Yes, most definitely. No superhero takes on evil all alone, even though they would never admit it openly.

Our vision with Africa’s Legends is to take Africa’s stories to the world through superhero franchises. We want African and global audiences to enjoy African superheroes, just as much as we enjoy Western superheroes.

We cannot mention Africa’s Legends without mentioning our partners Intel, who are helping bring Africa’s Legends alive! The universe of Africa’s Legends is just beginning and who knows, you might craft the story for the greatest of the Africa’s Legends.

Come join us in this adventure!! Follow Africa’s Legends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+

Africa’s Legends is currently available for Android. It is available as a FREE download from the Google Play Store.

Google Play: Leti Center

Google Play: Leti Center