Epic Wars - a strategy Windows Phone game for planetary domination

Epic Wars is a Windows Phone game that has you seeking planetary domination one gaming level at a time. The game will test your skills at strategy and reaction as you send your troops to invade and occupy neighboring planets.

Graphics are very minimal, game play has a bit of a zippy pace and Epic Wars comes across as an entertaining Windows Phone gaming title. Epic Wars is available for low-memory Windows Phones and may only be held back by the number of levels the current version holds.

Epic Wars Menu

Your main menu loosely follows the minimalistic theme of Epic Wars. The layout is brief with options to access the game's help screen, view more games from the developer, view your online rankings, review the game in the Store, visit the game's Facebook page and jump into game play. The only setting for Epic Wars is also present on the main menu and that is to mute the gaming sound.

Game play is not complicated but will pick up in pace and difficulty as you progress through the 60 levels of play. The first few levels are tutorial in nature to guide you through the basics of game play. If you ever need to reference anything concerning game play, the Help screen off the main menu does a nice job covering things.

Epic Wars Help Screens

The game screen has a series of circles that represent the various planets involved in the skirmish. You control the black planets and have to conquer the other planets on the gaming screen, which include gray planets (unoccupied) and various colored planets that are controlled, by one of your many enemies.

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To launch your invading army, tap and hold on one of your planets and drag your finger to the planet you wish to invade. You can transfer armies between planets you control in the same manner.

If you need to send troops from multiple planets to attack an enemy, tap/hold on one of your planets and drag the path to your target planet through any of your planets you wish to join in on the attack. You can launch attacks one planet at a time but it saves times by connecting the dots or planets in this case.

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As you are setting your attack plans, enemy planets are doing the same. You will have plenty occasions to see your invading armies wave to the enemies armies as they pass each other in space. It will take your planets time to replenish its armies and a depleted planet will have a dot for its core. When the planet is at full strength, the entire planet will be colored in.

As you would guess, the first planet to have conquered all the planets on the game screen wins and you can progress to the next gaming level.

Overall Impression

Epic Wars has a slight casual feel due to its minimal presentation but a challenging Windows Phone game nonetheless. The design looks good and the pace of game play is formidable enough to keep you on your toes.

The only gripe that I can come up with for Epic Wars is the ad banner. It sits at the top center of the gaming screen and is a little bit of a sore thumb for such a clean, decent looking game. You do learn to ignore it but I would have liked to have seen the banner relegated to the menus.

All in all, Epic Wars is an enjoyable Windows Phone game to have in the library. It currently only has sixty levels but the developer is rumored to be working on more gaming levels to give the game a little more longevity. At last check, the game is rated at 5 stars and while we would dial that back a little, Epic Wars is well worth trying.

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George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • 1st.. :P
  • And?
  • Congratulations on your achievement.
  • I was the 1st for your gf :)
  • Lol!
  • Is this an Xbox achievement?
    PS: Get a life.
  • Haha xD
  • You get a dick and shove it up your ass..
  • Sorry, can't do that.
  • Xbox achievements aren't supported on this app, and I know some people on here who would be angry about that.
  • Maybe the ad banner reminds people to contribute towards the game if they can afford it. Software development shouldn't be considered purely charity. If you like something and can afford it, pay for it in my opinion.
  • I rather pay than have banners.
  • Agreed.
  • That's why I steal purses.
    To pay for apps
  • Criminal detected... :P
  • Lol haha.,
  • Hello, I'm Epic Wars developer, in the near future i will release version without ads :)  
  • Minimal graphics !
  • Nice, like this ice on my nose
  • Might give it a try but the only game I currently play with Epic in the tile is Epic Heroes, great mmo card based game.
  • These small games are okay and a welcome addition to WP, but we need some real games, like MZ's Game of War. I had to buy Asus HD7 (Android) tablet to play that game, since MZ will not develop for Windows or Windows Phone. Wish Microsoft can see opportunities like Machine Zone's multi-million (now billion) hit and work out deals with them.
  • I hope Game of War never comes to Windows or Windows Phone. It is everything that is awful about the freemium market and by all accounts is a truly average game that is geared around nagging you to spend money on pointless items. The busty slapper "supermodel" on the adverts just lowers the bar even lower, and for that reason alone I wouldn't support their tacky efforts.
  • It seems that these guys are all about the money so I think you may see a change with Windows10.
  • Nice review, although I'd like to see original games / ideas, not just derivative knock-offs of games (Galcon in this case) that have already been done to death, and better, elsewhere... At least games like Eufloria & Tentacle Wars did it in a unique way! I'm not saying we shouldn't have clones, as none of those 3 games I mentioned are in the W8 or WP store (but are on IOS and Android). Alpha Invasion and R.O.O.T.S. look like they're worth checking out too (maybe). It also really bugs me that the store description is so deceptive mentioning all popular match-3 style games, that have absolutely nothing to do with this game!
  • Those are some big ads...
  • Always remember 2+2=4 :D
  • We need more games like Android has not connect the dot games even though it's a good game we need more high end game if Android can do it why can't Microsoft
  • It looks like worse version of alpha invasion. I constantly play Alpha Invasion, it's one of the most fun mobile games.