Now available on Windows Phone: Smash Champs, from the makers of Subway Surfers

The developers behind Subway Surfers, Kiloo, have released their favorite game Smash Champs to Windows Phone. The game arrived on iOS and Android last October, putting Windows Phone a few months behind the free title. However, today's release is the latest version of the game, matching those other platforms.

Available for Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, the 48 MB game is available for 512 MB devices as well.

Smash Champs is a Pokemon type adventure where you pick a character to train. Training involves doing various tasks to bump up your character's skills and abilities - in essence, it is a Fruit Ninja clone, so lots of fun. Afterwards, your student goes on to fight other characters through the game in a Mortal Kombat type style clash.

Users can link their Facebook account up to the game or login as a guest. Other features include:

  • CHALLENGE friends and foes in turn-based online play
  • TRAIN your Champs for combat with lightning fast swipe action
  • RISE through the ranks to become a legendary trainer
  • UNLOCK Champs and customize them with powerful gear
  • DISCOVER triumph in spectacular combat cinematics

We just loaded up the game on our Lumia 930 and have had no issues connecting our Facebook account or playing a few rounds. Overall, it looks to be a solid adventure game with very well done graphics.

The Windows Phone version of the game is 1.5.3, which puts it just slightly ahead of the iOS and Android versions at 1.5.2, which were both updated today. In fact, today's update is similar to Subway Surfers, bringing new bonus content every few weeks. It is safe to assume that the Windows Phone version of Smash Champs will receive update parity with iOS and Android, much like Subway Surfers.

Check out the teaser trailer and the video about today's update and bonus features to see the game in action.

Download Smash Champs for Windows Phone (Free, optional IAP)

Thanks, Faris, for the tip!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been here covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics and ran the projectors at movie theaters, which has done absolutely nothing for his career.

  • Seems that Daniel had Smash Brothers on the mind..... ;)
  • From which angle is it like Pokémon??
  • Lol.
  • "From which angle is it like Pokémon??"
    Training stupid creatures to fight each other. Sounds exactly like Pokémon. I will concede, however, this game probably has fewer virgins playing it.
  • Lost my respect :\
  • From the comments on this site I wouldn't count on it.
  • Have you ever thought about not replying to comments. Like really wtf is wrong with Pokemon? Don't need to be rude man. Got nothing nice to say don't say anything.
  • It's a joke. Get some thicker skin.
  • Jokes don't really work through text. Have to be very skilled with your writing
  • Well said! ;)... (well said, Daniel, I mean)
  • Lol... I like this guy
  • That's how D. Rubino has always been. Just a bitter grouchy old man type. Not professional at all, probably tons of fun at parties...
  • I guess. If the community is okay with it then it shouldn't be a problem then..
  • Thought I was the grouchy old man....
  • Hahahaha. You are of course :P :D
  • basically we have to train them and send them to fight ,so lots like pokemon
  • The concept is much more like the game hero forge which was reviewed here but hero forge is much more enjoyable...
    Lol looks like someone cannot just stand the off topics (deleted my very first comment :P )
  • Off-topic comments are against the site rules, which you agreed to when signing up ;)
  • With all due respect, Pokémon is not stupid.
    You just claimed my entire life to be based on stupid creatures.
  • I wish it was like Smash Bros...
  • Me too.  
  • Love Smash Bros
  • I'm surprised at how many Windows Central writers act rude all the time.
  • It's been delayed for an unknown time.
  • I just downloaded - played - uninstalled :D seems less fun game.
  • Same here dude. :P
  • This developer is actually pretty good to Windows phone as Subway Surfer is frequently updated.
  • When are we gonna get crossy road? Tired of waiting
  • When the game is dead on other stores.
  • When Windows 10 is out..
  • Awesome game!!!!!
  • Will download and try it out.
  • Keeps freezing on my 830
  • It's freezing on my 1320 as well.
  • Works perfectly on my 830 ! Not even a lag.
  • Works perfect in my Lumia 620.
  • Needs internet connection to play it...didnt know about that tho
  • How else are you expecting to fight other players?
  • Lololololol
  • lmao
  • Not available here in Brazil yet
  • Downloading. Will continue playing this esp when updates arrive.
  • YEAH good news we are ahead....thanks KILOO....
  • It's kind of boring game. :/
    Uninstalled ! :|
  • Devs are awesome! :)
  • We need to support developers. Download, play, enjoy and give feedback! Great job Kiloo!
  • Can't install..
  • Hope if iron man 3 game comes
  • What?
  • Kungfu panda + fruit ninja = smash champs
  • After trying I agree with the last comment :). I would like for us to fight actually :D
  • Cant start. Help me. Getting something went wrong error.
  • I'm can't play this fame