Everlands, a turn-based game based on strategy, involves the command of a group of “good” animals versus a group of “evil” animals. There are, however, ways to convert evil animals to good, and vice-versa. Each animal unit has a unique health statistic, damage/strength statistic, and a specific attack capability in surrounding hex spaces.
Every animal has their unique abilities. Your aim is to control over half of the board after the game is done. Everlands has clear directions and a good tutorial mode so you can learn to play fast which is unusual for an Android game. A hexagonal tile grid is used for the game’s graphics (with a unique design for each scene) plus the audio has corresponding sounds based on the selection and the introduction music has a good, relaxing tune.
Controls are entirely touch-based. The player selects an animal tile from a pool of available tiles seen at the bottom of the screen, and selects the place to move the tile. Mistakes are easily fixed, because no move is made until the “make my move” button in the upper right corner is tapped. The game continually gives advice when the star icon is tapped. The advice function is fairly intelligent but does allow players to win “too easily”.
The game is actually a story mode that has 20 missions of moderate difficulty. There’s also a two-player match mode. There are extra scenarios. You can play with different maps, against different levels of AI. This is probably the only drawback of this well put together game: upon finishing the story mode you can do one of two things – find an opponent to play you in hot seat mode or exit the game.Â In my opinion online play would make this game much more attractive. Get Everlands for your phone or Everlands HD for your tablet.