Pocket Troops: Cute but deadly

Pocket troops is a new mobile game that I recently found. The current mobile game that I’m playing feels repetitive and I wanted something new. I needed something cute, funny and simple to play. I was looking into a miniature army fighting game. When I came across Pocket Troops, I said to myself, “why not?!” I downloaded the game and played for a few moments. What really struck me was how action packed the game is, not to mention the cuteness and funny voices and the dialogs from your troops.

Building your squad with Pocket troops

My Pocket Troop
My Pocket Troop

Pocket Troops have different Trooper classes or specialties. There are seven classes.  We have the Gunner, Sniper, Commando, Scout, Spy, Trooper and the El Comandante.  Currently, I do not have the El Comandante. You need to buy him through the Recruits section. On the image on the left, I have a Scout, Sniper, Trooper, Spy, Sniper and Gunner; respectively starting from the left. I am still experimenting on which classes should I leave as my defense team. Oh, yeah, this game has PVP. So it’s a good practice to have a squad ready in the War Room when you exit the game. The current squad in the War Room will be your defense team.

It would be good to have different troop classes in a squad.  Each of the classes has their own strengths and weaknesses. It is also advisable to rearrange the troops. This is where tactics and strategies come in.

 

Weapons, items, and skills

Inventory
Inventory

Each trooper class can use specific weapons, items or skills and there are only 4 slots for each trooper.  Of course, a gunner can’t use a sniper rifle, only snipers can use a sniper rifle… well, as far as this game is concerned. There are only different types of grenades. There are class-specific grenades. The one on the image on the right is a Vacuum Grenade and only a Scout, that guy on the image, and a Gunner can use this type of grenade. There are also skills that are class-specific. The ones on the image are Regeneration (the one with a heart) and Invisibility (the one at the bottom).

Having different weapons, items, and skills, you can plan different strategies and tactics. I find that some, if not most of the skills and items can complement each other. Like say, throwing a vacuum grenade first to suck up all the enemy troops, then throwing a stun grenade to stun them all at once.

The Base

The Base
The Base

This is how the base looks like. The top most portion is the Infirmary. This is where your troops stay when they get knocked out during battle. Below the infirmary is the War Room. This is where your active troops stay. The active troops will also act as your defense team in PVP. The next floor is the Rec Room. This is where your inactive troops hang out. You can call them your reserve troops. The last floor at the bottom is the Gym. This is where you train your troops. You can upgrade each of the floors to have better benefits from them. Like for instance the Infirmary, it’s upgrades will hasten the recovery of fallen troops.

Training is important too

The Gym
The Gym

Training your troops is a must. Every training increases a trooper’s selected base stats. So the higher the training value, the higher that particular stat is. Training a troop occupies an exercise machine. This means that you need to plan out who get to train first. As you can see above, I only have 3 exercise machines and all are being used.

Combat at it’s finest

combat
Combat

This is how the combat looks like. Before every wave of attacks, you get an option of commands. The first is the orders. You can command each trooper to attack a particular enemy soldier. The second option is healing. If your combatants get hit or lose a portion of his life, you can heal them during this phase. If a trooper dies or gets knocked out, you can Resurrect them on the next wave. The last command would be to call in an Airstrike. You can only call on a friend if you have available slots or if one of your troops dies.  Once you start the battle, you can no longer use these commands nor can you control your troops. They just start attacking.

Aren’t the troops really cute? This game has kept me busy and I have really enjoyed playing the game. For now, I am still trying to figure out different strategies and tactics to defend my camp. If there are other mobile games like these, it would be nice to know, feel free to holler below.

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