Clash Royale


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Evan Martin and Lucas Merrill

Clash Royale is a massively popular multiplayer game that is free on Android and IOS. It was released back on March 2nd, 2016. Clash Royale was made by a widely known company, known as Supercell. Supercell have made multiple other game titles such as, Hay Day, Boom Beach, Brawl Stars, and Clash of Clans. Why is Clash Royale so popular now, what draws people’s attention to this game? Let’s dive deeper into why Clash Royale is such a popular mobile game.

Why is Clash Royale so popular though? It can be argued that it is popular for numerous different reasons. Is it because of the content, competitiveness, gameplay, or for enjoyment? Well it may be because of all of these reasons. Clash Royale is being constantly updated each month with new cards, arenas, and boosts, but Clash Royale can also take years to reach max level if you play for free without in-game purchases. 

Clash Royale is mostly known for its competitiveness. Clash Royale has a large ranking system that can take weeks to climb to the top. There are also multiple challenges that this game holds, and each challenge grants multiple different awards, ranging from gold coins, to emotes, or legendary cards. Each challenge introduces a new way to play, with new factors or a newly released card that you can use. 

The objective of Clash Royale is to knock down your opponents three towers with the cards in your deck. You have eight different cards per deck, and to unlock cards, you need to either buy cards through coins, or buy cards through chests that cost gems. There are four rarities, common, rare, epic, legendary, and special heroes called champions. A review from Harry Slater on Pocket Gamer says this, “It’s an incredible amount of rewarding fun, it’s nail-biting at times, and there’s content here that will keep you busy for weeks if not months.” Why wouldn’t you enjoy a game like this?

Clash Royale was first released on January 4th, 2016 to IOS. On March 2nd, 2016, Clash Royale was officially released globally, and it was available for Android and IOS. On release, Clash Royale became one of the highest grossing apps on Android and IOS, and its ratings went up to 4.5 stars. The first year of release, Clash Royale made over a billion dollars in revenue, and in their second year, Clash Royale had a revenue of 1.8 billion and it became Supercell’s most popular game. Clash Royale had also received Game of the year for both the “Small Screen” game of the year and overall game of the year award.

In the end, Clash Royale is a successful game for multiple different reasons, however it is mostly based on how the player chooses to enjoy the game. A player may enjoy it for the competition, challenges, or for the new content.