Boom Beach Review (Gionee Elife S5.5): Pleasant Clash of Clans Lookalike With Naval Battles (Video)
Boom Beach is a game that I started to play with some prejudice, having already dubbed it a Clash of Clans clone in my mind. Turns out it’s a bit more than that, as you’ll see in the video review below. I had the chance of playing it on the Gionee Elife S5.5, the thinnest smartphone in the world, measuring 5.55 mm in thickness.
This game is indeed like Clash of Clans, only the battles are naval and the approach is different. You control a village, with buildings you can upgrade, troops you can deploy on amphibious landing vehicles and a gun boat that you can upgrade as well. There’s a radar that unveils the Ocean around you in steps (and by paying serious gold) and then there’s the HQ that you must protect with your life.
Just like in Clash of Clans or Royal Revolt 2 you can be attacked while you’re not in the game, so you’d better build some serious machine guns, cannons, land mines and sniper towers. The same units are the ones you face when attacking another village, be it AI or real player. There are 3 currencies here: gold, wood and diamonds, the latter being used to speed up things. As usual for a freemium game, this title takes forever to perform the upgrades, as long as a few hours even.
You cannot physically control battles, you can only plan them and deploy troops. Then they’re on their own and you can aid them with a gun boat that fires from the distance or the random flare that points them towards certain areas to attack. This one is a very fun game to play and battles are always 3 minutes in length or less, so it’s good in small doses. I’ll give it a 9 out of 10 and you can download it here.