hordeiconJoining the ranks of classic matching RPGs like 10000000 and Block Legend, today Everplay has soft-launched Horde of Heroes, their own entry into the genre, in the Canadian App Store. Originally announced last week on our forums, Horde of Heroes is created by Cookiebit, the minds behind Miner Problem and 1001 attempts. We enjoyed both those games quite a bit, so we’re pretty stoked about this one.

Horde of Heroes combines humor and pixel art with the classic match-3 gameplay that we all know and love. You’ll also collect loot, lots and lots of loot. There’s reportedly more than 1 million different combinations of equipment, so if you love finding and collecting stuff you’re in for a treat. Horde of Heroes is free-to-play, but Everplay is intent on making it as fair of an implementation as possible. Hence the soft-launch. Already, they're collecting feedback from early adopters in our forums, and will make the necessary tweaks before launching the game worldwide.

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So download it today if you live in Canada or have access to a Canadian App Store account, and stay tuned to TouchArcade as we get closer to the worldwide release on April 24th.

Canadian App Store Link: Horde of Heroes, Free (Universal)

  • CkX82

    Im hoping it has gamecenter and wont NEED to be online to play

    • Killercow

      Game Center is supported for achievements and you don't need to be connected to play.

      • CkX82

        Awesome, thanks guys

  • Frost

    The matching gameplay is really solid but the free2play needs tweaking.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      "Soft launch."

      • Guest

        Thats why I said "needs tweaking".

  • Jetjet

    Freemium ? Aargh so IAPs :(

  • jar0d

    Wondering how this is compared to block legends.

    • Frost

      Much much better, more involving and more frantic.

  • Based Xatu

    Why did they use a knight from CC?

    • Frost

      Because its an awesome character :D

  • Kiltedsheep

    Looking forward to this. I loved 10000000 (and didn't think Block Legend was anywhere near as good) so I'm hoping this will scratch my itch for a decent matching RPG. Pity I'm not Canadian!

    • joaquin_ondamoon

      Yeah, I wasn't that enthralled with Block Legends either. The gameplay was rather frenetic, and there were plenty of times where I had no idea what was going on. I hope this game is more like 1000000. I like the look of the interface.
      I enjoy these type of match-3/RPG mashups. I hope this one doesn't disappoint.

    • Frost

      I am not Canadian either but I am having a blast :D

  • mclifford82

    Oh cool, the pixel art style. Very underutilized in mobile gaming, I hope other devs take notice. This is how it's done.

    I'll wait for it to go paid though.

  • Captain Cabnasty

    So far I'm really enjoying this. Very smooth game play, and great pixel graphics. Item equipped change the look of the character, which is always nice. The enemies have a time bar for attacking, which fills up regardless if you're making a move or not, which makes you have to play faster otherwise you're dead. So far I haven't had any push to IAP, or a need for them. Only time will tell.

    • ste86uk

      Ouch I don't like those time bars I prefer it to be attack after so many turns and it counts down. Makes the game easier to play on the move and when talking to somebody you can just stop playing and talk and not die because it's turn based.

  • Caminagetcha

    This is awesome.... Love this game allready

  • TheRealRealBazz

    I'm really enjoying it so far.

  • DemoEvolved

    This is candy crush saga with an rpg skin
    Also they put in time elements for most matches (enemy timers) which makes the game into a reflex game, which is the least popular level type in candy crush
    Also, you cannot swap while a chain is going on which feels really clunky. Comin guys Babo Crash showed how do do a juicy reflex match3 like 3 years ago

    • Frost

      Just sit back, relax and enjoy the explosions. But I agree on the Candy Crush Saga thing, although this has much more going for it

  • Frost

    Such an awesome awesome awesome match-RPG game. I love it :)

  • Bloodangel

    Really enjoying this... Reminds me of battle gems.
    Battle gems has better gfx, but gets boring quick as loot seems to be in stages. Where's on this, the loot seems random.... Also horde has more charm... Although they both have humour