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A new entry into the match-3 gaming arena, Big Hero 6: Bot Fight more than holds it’s own against the competition.

Disney Interactive, the game development division of The Walt Disney Company, and gumi Inc., the publishers of hit mobile game Brave Frontier, have joined forces to release the iOS and Android title Big Hero 6: Bot Fight in the US, North and South America and Southeast Asia.

The game expanding on the storyline of the upcoming animated film Big Hero 6, where the main character Hiro Hamada loves to Bot Fight. You can explore and save the streets of San Fransokyo from an unknown horde of invading Bots bent on terrorizing the city. Players team up together with Baymax, Hiro and the rest of the Big Hero 6 team, while putting together a Battle Bot team of your own in the match 3 puzzle RPG.

I’ve been playing the game for a while now, and what I initially dismissed as just another match 3 puzzle game, made me change my mind the moment I discovered the ability to evolve the bots. Being a sucker for RPGs, Big Hero 6: Bot Fight combines the ease of entry that a typical match 3 game allows for combined with the many variations of the evolved forms of the bots.

Related: Why Big Hero 6 is the Marvel Animated movie we’ve all been waiting for. 

Firstly, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie – so much so that it’s one of the best movies to hit the screen this year (and maybe last year as well). The game continues the story with with Baymax and Hiro by way of the puzzle combat mechanic. What might seem as an easy game at first, ranks up in difficulty. I got complacent and dropped my first ‘star’ at round 6. I learnt to concentrate and plan my moves after that!

Each puzzle match is translated into energy for an attack on the bots in front of you. However, you can only attack if you have bots of the corresponding colour to the matched cubes. No match… no attack.

True to it’s RPG branding, you need to gather spare parts to power up your bots and eventually get a chance to evolve them. My favorite aspect of the game is the fact that the evolved bots give a good visual representation of getting bigger and stronger – not just a change of color and minor tweaks, but they look like a bigger meaner bot that means business. I know i’m going to spend quite a few hours on this game.

Big Hero 6: Bot Fight is free to play with optional in-game purchases.

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