When Magic: The Gathering Arena for Android might not be an exact replacement for physical gaming card, it serves as quite interesting alternative, especially for those who aren’t familiar yet with the game and cannot get their hand on the tool in reality. This gaming app has launched on mobile devices, and it brings a digital version to play for free – indeed an awesome treat to collect the card game in electronic form. The major reason why the smartphone version is not such as let-down is because it provides an exact similar game as the PC version, albeit must be adjusted to suit with smaller screen of your phone.
Magic: The Gathering Arena File Information
Last updated: July 26, 2021
Developer: Wizards of the Coast LLC
Version: 2021.7.21.862 (862)
Requirement: Android 6.0 and up
File size: 133 MB
Uploaded: July 26, 2021 at 12:03PM GMT+07
Available on Google Play: Install from Google Play
Magic: The Gathering Arena app review
It may feel rather bewildering to peek into the scene of this gaming app from the outsider’s perspective of the non-fans. Well, it may appear as aggressively competitive and intricately complex. This is why the thought making the digital version for this game may seem to be tricky as it has to provide in-depth version for the old game enthusiasts, while also attracting the curious newcomer with appealing gaming experience. Luckily, the developer has come with a great answer: the key is to combine user interface and user experience. You may argue that for this game. The design of gameplay is already set in the place, but even a first-timer to the app can follow easily with the tutorial, simple gameplay flow, and detailed designated way to interact and explore the realm of this game.
Nearly every element in the game makes sense quickly, despite of the plenty of rules, symbols, and off-game menu. While this digital version might never match with the social experience of playing in-person with friends, it still brings the physical game’s energy to the table. Due to the use of interactive design, there’s a low chance of lost in confusion, a need of excessive clicks, and a mess to navigate the menu just to play a match. It is likely that the designer of this gaming app is inspired by Hearthstone to prioritize interactive yet minimalist game layer instead of boasting complexity.
- It is a practical way to play Magic: The Gathering Arena for Android without requiring you to buy the sets of physical cards.
- It has very user-friendly design and well-programmed gaming realms, from the graphics, sound effects, and music.
- It currently doesn’t provide chat system, but only limited to emoticon messages.
This mobile app allows you to play on cross-platform, as long as you are signed into the Wizard Accounts. Here, you’d be able to play direct challenge, daily quests, deck building, and more. To play this game, simply tap the creatures you want to attack (during attacker step declaration). To block them, you only need to tap the creature (during blockers declaration). As player, you may enable or disable auto-tap feature during a match by setting the gameplay. The gameplay setting can be accessed by pressing on the wheel icon in the upper-right corner of your screen. You may also enable or disable full game control by pressing and holding on your avatar.
- Bug fixes.