Marvel Snapa new collectible card game based on the mega popular Marvel Universe, is now officially available on mobile and in early access on PC.
In particular, Marvel Snap was developed by Second Dinner, a new studio formed by many ex-Blizzard developers, including former Hearthstone director Ben Brode.
In Marvel Snapyou’ll collect cards featuring hundreds of Marvel heroes and villains, including big names like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Doctor Doom, Star-Lord, Daredevil and Deadpool, to lesser-known characters like Squirrel Girl, The Hood, Medusa and Sunspot
Matches, meanwhile, were designed to be portable and bite-sized at about three minutes each. They play in a grid containing 50-plus Marvel locations, including Wakanda, Asgard, the Baxter Building, Stark Tower and the Triskelion.
In the grid, you will place your character cards, each of which has an associated ‘Power’, and the player with the highest Power level wins. Most cards and locations also have special effects that either give you a boost or knock back your opponent. You can play against the computer or other players online.
As with any free-to-play game, there are microtransactions in Marvel Snap, although they work a little differently than you’d expect. Fortunately, you can’t actually buy cards to pay to win, which levels the playing field a bit. Instead, you can spend real money on variants of cards you already own that feature different artwork but are functionally the same.
That said, you can also cheat money on credits to upgrade the rarity of cards, which increases your collection level and, in turn, lets you unlock more cards. Therefore, there is definitely a gaming advantage of using real money, although it is not as direct as buying cards directly.
Otherwise, the answer to Marvel Snap was quite positive during the early access period. You can download the game for yourself on iOS, Android and Steam.
It’s also worth noting that a fun promo for the launch was also released, featuring none other than Samuel L. Jackson reprising his long-running Marvel role of Nick Fury:
Want to replace Nick Fury? The Marvel Universe is in your hands when you play MARVEL SNAP. Congratulations!
Download and play now on iOS, Android or Steamhttps://t.co/IIb4a8maKm pic.twitter.com/4LGcpAgL0c
– MARVEL SNAP (@MARVELSNAP) October 18, 2022
Second Supper has also released a content update map, promising regular new cards, locations, cosmetics, challenges and more. You can read more about that here.
Image credit: Marvel/Nuverse