In case you’ve by no means performed a merging sport earlier than, the screenshots for Merge Kuya Island provides you with a fairly good thought who the style is geared toward.
Netmarble – the studio behind excessive profile midcore titles like Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, The Seven Lethal Sins, and Marvel Future Battle – has made a play for the youthful market with Merge Kuya Island. The consequence is a straightforward, cute, and oddly addictive informal sport.
Storywise, all of it takes place on an idyllic tropical island inhabited by chubby little food-based creatures referred to as Kuya, with you within the function of Spirit Keeper.
Catastrophe strikes as quickly as you arrive on Kuya Island. Nice blobs of air pollution fall from the sky, masking the panorama in black gloop. Naturally, your process is to assist the Kuya clear the air pollution and reestablish their thriving habitat.
This entails a variety of useful resource administration. To clear the air pollution you have to extract therapeutic essence from therapeutic flowers. Or reasonably, your little Kuya buddies need to extract it. All you have to do is double-tap on a flower to begin the method, after which faucet the therapeutic essence to deploy it.
Naturally, flowers aren’t the one factor you’ll need to handle in Merge Kuya Island.
There are additionally Cash, which you spend on shopping for extra Kuyas in an effort to harvest extra therapeutic essence. And there’s Lumber, which you employ to assemble buildings just like the Financial institution and the Storage depot. These mean you can retailer extra Cash and Lumber respectively.
You get Lumber from timber, in addition to from Lumber Storage, whereas Cash come from assets like Grapes, Pomegranates, and so forth. Plus, you’ll get an assortment of stuff for levelling up and finishing Journey levels.
Merge or Die
That’s the fundamental gist, however right here’s the twist: all the pieces merges. So long as you will get three objects of the identical sort collectively you may unite them to create a single, extra highly effective model.
That goes for vegetation, which merge into extra highly effective vegetation yielding higher rewards. And it goes for timber, which change into higher timber yielding extra Lumber. It goes for therapeutic essence, too. The extra instances you merge a lump of therapeutic essence, the extra therapeutic it offers.
Cash could be merged to create greater worth cash, Lumber could be merged to create greater piles of Lumber, and even Kuyas could be merged to create greater, extra productive Kuyas.
Three is the minimal required to tug off a merger, however should you can muster 5 you’ll earn even higher rewards.
There’s an enormous array of various objects to merge in Merge Kuya Island, all with their very own distinctive traits.
The truth is, Merge Kuya Island is such a densely packed sport that the display screen can change into cluttered with singles and pairs. To alleviate this you may promote objects to clear the decks, and the interface means that you can immediately carry mergeable objects collectively.
In case you’re significantly into tidiness, there’s scope to create a Stardew Valley-style farm association. Or you may simply have a completely messy island, like we did.
As you’d count on, Merge Kuya Island imposes a good quantity of ready on you, and the one solution to play it with out going mad is briefly classes a number of hours aside.
A Day within the Life
A typical session sees you first claiming any rewards, Cash, Lumber, and fruit you’ve earned in your absence. In case you’ve bought sufficient of those assets, you can begin developing storage, earlier than heading off to finish some Journey levels.
These are like puzzle sport ranges, with set objectives. Every Journey stage prices vitality, and so you may solely full a handful at a time earlier than you run out.
After that, you may return to your present island and declare the rewards you’ve simply earned, in addition to merging any triples or pentuples you’ve bought mendacity round.
Lastly, you may spend a little bit of time on harvesting and deploying therapeutic essence. This step involves an finish as soon as your Kuyas run out of stamina and head off to mattress.
At which level you would possibly as nicely go to mattress as nicely, as a result of watching a display screen stuffed with issues you may’t merge isn’t any enjoyable.
Merge Kuya Island might appear like a youngsters’ sport, however its techniques are complicated and concerned sufficient to maintain gamers of any age engaged. And progress is gradual sufficient that you simply’ll be dipping out and in for weeks to return. Yow will discover it on Google Play proper now (and the App Store).