Marvel Contest of Champions is a 2D fighting game on Android and iOS that features a large roster of collectible, upgradeable Marvel universe characters, such as Captain America, Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-man, and Star-Lord. Each character has unique special attacks that increase in effectiveness as the character is ranked or leveled, which can be unleashed once the character deals or takes enough damage. The game’s combat is similar to Injustice: Gods Among Us and also Mortal Kombat, featuring simplified fighting controls that utilize swipes and taps to execute attacks in a 3D one-versus-one battle arena.
Marvel: Contest of Champions – Tips for Beginners
1. May the odds be ever in your favor
Each time your Marvel character goes to fight their opponent, you have to see how the odds are shifted depending on your character’s abilities. The middle of the “Select Your Champion” box has a big, cartoonish VS with a dial indicator on top showing if you have better or worse chances of winning in your epic battle.
2. Do not forget about your heavy attack
Throughout your battle, your character will charge their special attack in the lower right-hand portion of the screen. Once it is full, you can unleash a killer attack on your opponent that deals and leads to a ton of damage, far more than a basic tapping attack.
By pressing and holding the right half of the screen, your character will take time to charge their heavy attack, which brings about massive damage. Though it is not as powerful as your special attack, it is the next best thing for taking down your enemy .keep in mind that charging this attack can leave your character vulnerable.
3. Keep your eye on the crystals
Throughout the game, you gather crystals for different resources and upgrades. With them, you can get new Champions to join your team, collect battle chips, and more.
There are dozens of rare crystals throughout the game that you can fight to collect, but when you complete quests, you will be granted purple crystals, which yield a variety of rewards.
Other crystals appear depending on how long you have been playing; for every four hours you battle, you will get access to crystals that can heal your characters, and for every 24 hours of play, you will get the type of crystals that will give you the options of stronger Champions.
4. Repeat quests to beef up your Champions
Sometimes your team may be too weak to take on bigger challenges as you progress in the game. This can be frustrating, but there is a simple solution. By going back and replaying earlier quests, you can beef up your characters for bigger and more intense battles, so they are not as big of a challenge.
5. Play on your iPad
For better control and a wider view of the game, play Contest of Champions on your iPad. You will be able to get a better feel for the fighting style on a larger screen, and you will have better control as you smash your opponent into the ground.