"Battle of the Gods" finally out! I was a bit taken aback how much anticipation there has been, but the wait is over.
Now, on God Island, you can enter the battle arena. All you have to do is earn at least four god idols and set them on the four pedestals to open the temple. Drop a pygmy into the temple to enter the game.
Here you have a chance to go up against every episode's god; there are forty so far. In the battle, both sides get four idols that have certain attributes and powers. Choose the right idols at each turn to win the battle. It plays like a two-tiered rock-paper-scissors, and each idol has a chance of damaging the opponent's health.
At each turn, both sides picks an idol which has two attributes, Realm and Attack Type.
There are 5 Realms: Oceanus, Aeris, Animus, Infernus and Pax. If you win the realm, you will activate the idol's special power. Each Realm's idol has a special power which might include protecting you, damaging the opponent, inhibiting the opponent's powers, or some other helpful ability. Then, the attack happens.
There are 3 Attack Types: Strong, Fast and Counter. If you win the attack type, your pygmy makes the successful attack that will inflict damage upon the opponent. But the special powers can affect the amount of damage, so this doesn't always mean you're the most successful in this turn. Choosing the right idol will make a lot of difference.
Dave describes the update in his "State of the Island" on Touch Arcade.
If this sounds complicated, just begin the game with any four idols, but make sure there is one Strong, one Fast and one Counter idol in the four. This way you can play the game while pretty much choosing at random. The first few levels are fairly easy and it's only later battles that require some strategy!
Thanks, guys, and enjoy!
Also included in this update is the Mafia Pack. Change the island statue into a pygmy with cement shoes, the igloo into a casino, the doodler into Scarface and more! It's an offer you can't refuse at 99 cents.
Finally, the awesome "Battle of the Gods" poster at the top was created by the fantastic Josh Ellingson! Check out his site!