5 of the Best Gacha Games on Android
Gacha games are some of the most popular out there. From Puzzle & Dragons, to Heroes Rush, to Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, they are a mainstay of Android gaming. However, as popular as they are, there is no shortage of terrible gacha games out there. Some lack any sort of gameplay, others constantly push players to spend more and more money. This is a list of 5 of the best gacha games on Android, sorting the excellent titles from games that are nothing more than attempts to cash in on a popular genre. Here are the 5 of the best gacha games, in no particular order:
Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag
Based on the popular manga & anime series, Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag has good gameplay fundamentals, real-time co-op, no stamina system, and a good story mode. Players can collect their favorite SAO characters and take them into battle against some of the monsters that have been featured in the SAO universe. The game’s co-op mode creates an easy opportunity for players to help each other out as they take on challenges outside of the game’s story mode. To top things off, this is a game that never feels like it punishes free users while still giving them an incentive to make a purchase. Here’s a trailer to give you a taste of the game:
Puzzle & Dragons
There’s a reason why Puzzle & Dragons (PAD) is also one of Android Sloth’s essential Android games. Though it may not have been the first, it certainly helped popularize gacha mechanics as a way of monetizing mobile games. PAD combines traditional match 3 gameplay with RPG mechanics and monster collection. This mix has led to PAD’s prolonged success and what makes it a must try. Want more? take a look at the 2014 PAD trailer:
Fantasy War Tactics R
Fantasy War Tactics might be the second best strategy RPG on Android (after Final Fantasy Tactics, of course). It has a lot of the deep tactical elements SRPG users are after, without a lot of the simplification that some games undergo when they hit mobile devices. This is a game that has evolved over time, with a season 2 update in 2017 that prompted the name change from Fantasy War Tactics. Thanks to frequent updates and a game that’s highly accessible for free users, Fantasy War Tactics R has come to be a must-play. The one major downside is that it is incompatible with some devices, particularly many Motorola phones.
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
In a sea of the many Final Fantasy titles now available on Android, Brave Exvius is by far the most popular. It combines the graphics of Super Nintendo era Final Fantasy classics with addicting gacha collection elements. While Brave Exvius might not have the gameplay depth of some of the other games on this best gacha games list, it is a must try for Final Fantasy fans. Take a look at some of Brave Exvius’ gameplay in this trailer:
The Alchemist Code
Released in the West in November 2017, The Alchemist Code is by far the newest game on this list. The Alchemist Code is a traditional strategy RPG with gacha hero collection mechanics. Players can take of having the higher ground, a good elemental matchup, an attack from behind, and more. Thanks to the fact the game has been out in Japan prior to heading West, The Alchemist Code has a lot of content, with over a hundred single player missions, many events, over 50 unique heroes to collect, and a story told in visual novel style cutscenes. For more on the game, check out Android Sloth’s review, or some tips and tricks to help you get started on the right foot.