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The Battle Cats review

The Battle Cats is a hilarious tower defense game made for mobile devices. It was created by PONOS Corporation and released in 2011 in Japan. Yet, only in 2017, the improved version of the game was fully released in the US.

Gameplay 10/10

The game has a creative storyline about adorable cats that you may love. The new world is filled with cats. And you control a small army of fluffy pets yourself. Your main goal here is to protect your territory against other cats and numerous intruders. To recruit your own army is simple. All you need to do is tap on the cat you want to sign up.

Your cats have to defend the base that contains cannon with superpowers like slowing down, freezing, blasting with holy water, which is helpful when you fight zombies. Every cat has its own abilities. They all can be leveled up to the 10th level. You start the game with 9 basic cats and may develop their abilities and skills. Cats have to fight battles for you and destroy numerous enemies. You have to stay online to be able to update their energy levels. Each time you win the battle you receive treasure. Collect treasures to help your cats evolve. The battle ends when one army destroys the tower of its competitors.

Graphics 10/10

There is a 2D battlefield where you have to send your cats’ army. It looks rather simple, without any developed extraordinary landscapes. The cats are different in shape and look, and sometimes remind entirely fantastic creatures. They all are white, and some of them may look like other animals. Yet, the graphics are unique and it is hard not to appreciate it. The picture perfectly fits with sounds.

Replay Value 9/10

The Battle Cats game has numerous levels and system of rewards. It is free to play and you can progress there without paying anything as long as you want. There are Legend challenges and a story mode that leads you through everything that happened with the human race, cats and explains the purpose of your own actions. However, after some time you may find the game a little bit repetitive.

Controls 10/10

The game was made for iOS and Android mobile platforms originally. So, you will not have any problems with learning how to navigate it. You don’t even have to register to jump into the game. But you also have to watch out every attack of your enemies. No matter how strong is your warrior the enemy can kill it. You have to follow the energy level of your army. Each minute you spend in the battle takes away energy. Don’t forget to charge it. Still, you will learn in no time all the special moves and tricks in the game.


The Battle Cats is extraordinary and fun to play the game. It attracts the attention of everyone who loves cats, space invaders, or tower defense genre. The game offers you to lead cute and at the same time weirdly looking army of cats. You have to protect your territory and destroy your enemies. Defend your positions, master your army’s skills and enjoy new challenges.


  • Numerous modes
  • Easy to learn smooth controls
  • Variety of challenges
  • Hundreds of levels and rewards.


  • Replay value may be decreased after several hours in the game
  • You have to stay online to charge the energy level.
Replay Value

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