Hero Academy is a two player asynchronous tile based strategy game made by Robot Entertainment for iOS and PC via Steam. The game is set in a light-hearted fantasy world where humans, dark elves, dwarves and orcs meet up to fight on the academy playfields.
Each game takes place on a nine by five square board where the teams start on opposite sides. Each turn consists of five action points players can spend on placing and moving characters, buffing them up and attacking. Each character can take and dish out varying amounts of damage, and each have their strengths and weaknesses.
The goal of the game is to either kill all your opponents characters or break their Crystals. There are either one or two crystals per team depending on which board you´re randomly assigned, and the crystals take a considerable amount of damage.
The bar at the bottom of the screen fills up with new characters and items between turns until the players “academy” is empty, represented by the number over the door in the bottom left corner. The board contains special tiles that grant either extra damage or defense to characters standing on them. One special tile also doubles damage to crystals whenever your team is occupying it.
In App Purchases
The game is free to download ($5 on Steam) and The Council is included, while Dark Elves, Dwarves and The Tribe can be bought for $2 each on iOS and $5 each on Steam which includes custom avatars for the team. The Team Fortress 2 team is unlocked when game is purchased for Steam, and accounts can be synced between platforms to make the TF2 team playable on iOS as well. Custom team colors and avatar pictures are also available for purchase in the iOS version, but these are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay. The teams are also balanced in a way that does not favor the paid teams over the free one.
|Knight||Fighter||The knight is a great fighter whose attacks knock enemies one space back.|
|Archer||Shooter||The Archer does great damage at range but does weak melee attacks.|
|Wizard||Caster||He is a powerful spell caster that can damage multiple enemies in one attack.|
|Cleric||Support||A character who revives and heals the team and can attack at range.|
|Ninja||Super Unit||He has strong melee attacks and can teleport to allies.|
The Dark Elves
|Void Monk||Fighter||He does strong magical attacks that do splash damage.|
|Impaler||Shooter||Has harpoon that can pull enemies closer.|
|Necromancer||Caster||Can create phantoms from fallen units|
|Phantom||Summoned||The phantom the Necromancer creates|
|Priestess||Support Unit||She can heal allies and weaken the other teams attacks.|
|Wraith||Super Unit||He can get more health by draining the K.O.'d units.|
|Paladin||Fighter||Can heal and revive allies while healing herself.|
|Gunner||Shooter||Can do high damage to nearby enemies and can do AOE damage at range.|
|Grenadier||Caster||Throws molotovs to do AOE damage but has weak melee attacks.|
|Engineer||Support||Can shield an ally or the crystal.|
|Annihilator||Super Unit||Does heavy damage with AOE knock back. His direct hit weaken physical defenses.|
|Warrior||Fighter||Can instantly K.O. any wounded (at or below 50% health) enemy unit. (25% for crystals)|
|Axe Thrower||Shooter||Deals 100 extra damage to enemies above 50% health. (25% for crystals)|
|Witch||Caster||Explodes fallen heroes at range to damage nearby enemies.|
|Shaman||Support||Healer whose healing spells chain through multiple allies, even heroes already at full health.|
|Chieftain||Super Unit||AOE fighter who can pull surrounding enemies close, or charge out to attack distant enemies.|
PC System Requirements
- OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
- Processor: 2GHz Dual Core
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Hard Disk Space: 300MB
- Video Card: Graphics: DX11 & DX10 video cards, minimum resolution 1280 x 800
- DirectX®: 10