South Park: Phone Destroyer has arrived to destroy your phone. South Park: Phone Destroyer is a new South Park-themed mobile game that is a collectible card game like Hearthstone. But all you really need to know is that South Park fans will love it, while everyone else will find it infantile.
Collect Cards to Vanquish ManBearPig
South Park: Phone Destroyer is a turn-based RPG which has you building a card collection in order to battle other players. The collectible cards grant you access to different characters from the show, grant you special abilities to use in battle, and help make you a more formidable foe.
Anyone who has played The Stick of Truth or The Fractured But Whole will be familiar with the setup. You play the New Kid, and get drawn into Cartman and co.’s fantastical role-playing adventures. What starts out as a game of Cowboys vs. Indians grows into something bigger.
South Park: Phone Destroyer is, like the best mobile games, free-to-play. However, like the worst mobile games, there are microtransactions to buy to help you get ahead in the game. Ubisoft insists you don’t need to spend any money to complete the game, but the temptation is there.
The inclusion of microtransactions is interesting given South Park‘s attitude to ads and in-app purchases in the past. In an episode called “Freemium Isn’t Free”, the series rallies against them, and compares people’s need to keep feeding money into freemium games with other addictions.
This Game Should Not Be Played By Anyone
South Park: Phone Destroyer is available now on Android and on iOS. However, before you rush to download it, heed the warning from the game stating, “In-app purchases cost real money and are charged to your account and for those reasons, this game should not be played anyone.”
Have you played South Park: Phone Destroyer yet? If so, what do you think of it? Are you disappointed at Trey Parker and Matt Stone for releasing a free-to-play game with microtransactions? Have you paid for any yet? Please let us know in the comments below!