Some movies inspire us while some create a whole new subculture and create a whole new genre of merchandise and more. These subcultures span the globe and inspire a lot of people over the years to design and innovate. One of the most impactful of these types of movies is Star Trek. The fan following of the movies is so huge that it has invoked a whole new wave of design and technology that is still being pursued by many. What if we told you that you can get on board with your favourite Star Trek crew through an app? You heard it right- there is another awesome Star Trek game in town!
We are talking about the iOS app ‘Star Trek- Wrath of Gems’. It has been developed by Genera Games, the developers of Run Forrest Run and Frozen: Freefall in collaboration with CBS Interactive. If you are a Star Wars fan, I’m sure that you’ll be waiting to get your hands dirty with this game no sooner than you hear about it.
Star Trek- Wrath of Gems brings together several elements of gaming- including RPG elements, card collecting, turn-based battles and an interesting story line. All of these have been built on top of a simple match-3 based concept, portraying overwhelming creativity in the development and concept of the app. You need to mainly focus on upgrades and strategy in order to get the best members on to your team.
This game is not like the traditional match-3 games at all. The theme based design and fun elements truly set it apart. There are 3 main gameplay types- Diplomatic encounters, starship battles and PvP combat. Each of these requires gems to be matched in a unique way. The developers have added a nice touch with the turn-based focus as players get to play strategically and bring out their strengths so as to achieve the best of results. The game keeps you addicted with little Star Trek touched such as fuelling your power ups, direct attacks, increasing your shield capabilities and more.
The true essence of the Star Trek theme is brought out through the story line of the game and the card collecting. You always get to pick your own path- irrespective of the generation. Every path you pick has a whole new story and exposes you to a different set of iconic characters. These vary from Geordie LaForge to Data to Captain Kirk and many more familiar faces from the franchise.
The only down side of the game is that users are required to have an internet connection to play this game. Although the game is free to download and play, there is a major focus on in-app purchases. This app can be downloaded for free on an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone with iOS 8.0 or later versions.
Star Trek- Wrath of Gems is an excellent game for Star Trek fans. Besides the theme itself, it comes with superb graphics and a lot of fun and challenges. It is highly addictive and is one of the best match 3 games available in the market.
Good: Superb graphics
Bad: Requires internet connection