Godzilla Battle Line
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Godzilla Battle Line (ゴジラバトルライン is a free mobile game for Android and iOS in which players duel with teams of kaiju and superweapons in three-minute matches. Toho Games published it in Australia and Canada in April 2021, with a worldwide release following on June 15. Gojira Batoru Rain)
Description[edit | edit source]
Take on the world! 3-minute monster all-star battles! All the popular monsters and weapons from the Godzilla series are ready for battle! Build your own team of the strongest monsters and fight against players from all over the world in real time! Get ready for fun but intense 3-minute battles!
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Players duel each other in Ranked Matches with teams of eight Battle Pieces. One Battle Piece on each team serves as the Leader, while the rest cost varying amounts of Energy from a slowly-refilling meter (with a cap of 10 Energy) to deploy onto the playing field. Players can choose from four Battle Pieces at a time to summon when it suits them. Leaders remain stationary on opposite ends of the arena, and their HP must typically be reduced to zero to win the match. Only ten Battle Pieces can be Leaders: Battra, Biollante, Gigan, Godzilla (1989), Jet Jaguar, Kong, Mothra, Mechagodzilla (1993), Mechagodzilla (2002), SpaceGodzilla, and Kiryu. They will attack approaching enemy units automatically, and the player can also choose to use and aim their special moves, which have minor Energy costs and lengthy cooldown periods, but deal more damage and provide certain bonuses to their team. If neither Leader is killed within the time limit, the match proceeds into overtime, with the Leaders slowly moving closer to the middle of the stage and the players' Energy meters refilling faster. If Overtime ends with both Leaders still standing, the player whose Leader has the most health will be declared the winner.
Battle Pieces who cannot become Leaders fall into several categories.
- Individual units: Anguirus, Burning Godzilla, Desghidorah, Godzilla (1954), Godzilla (2021), Godzilla Terrestris, Hedorah, King Caesar, King Ghidorah, Megaguirus, Minilla, Moguera, Mothra Leo, Rodan (1956), Rodan (1993) and Super X. All Battle Pieces capable of becoming Leaders also fall into this category. Some of these Battle Pieces can evolve into more powerful forms if they can survive on the field for long enough: Mothra and Battra into their Imago forms, Biollante into her Plant Beast form, Hedorah into its Perfect Form, Godzilla Terrestris into Godzilla Ultima, and Rodan (1993) into Fire Rodan.
- Swarms: Destoroyah (Larva), Dorats, Kamacuras, Kamacuras Swarm, and MBAW-93. These Battle Pieces are comprised of two or more units with their own health bars. Their numbers allow them to deal damage quickly, but their low health makes them vulnerable to single-use weapons.
- Single-use effects: Dimension Tide, Freezing Sonde, Missile Strike, The Psychic Chorus, Unmanned Train Bomb. These Battle Pieces do not appear as units, but can be aimed at set areas on the field. The Dimension Tide, Missile Strike, and Unmanned Train Bomb deal damage to enemy units, the Freezing Sonde slows down and reduces the attacking speed of enemy units, and The Psychic Chorus heals the player's own units.
- Stationary: Air Base, Energy Refueling Base, Markelite Cannon, MBAW-93 Unit Base. These units will only remain on the field for a set amount of time, unless they are destroyed first. The Air Base and MBAW-93 Unit Base continually produce units, the Markalite Cannon attacks enemy units in range, and the Energy Refueling Base increases the rate at which the player regains Energy.
The game will continually cycle through different types of Arenas throughout the day, changing every three hours. Features of these Arenas include obstacles such as buildings, bridges, or bones that certain Battle Pieces will prioritize attacking or be forced to navigate around; water which will slow down most terrestrial units; and 3rd Forces, Battle Pieces who will periodically wander around the middle of the map attacking all units, and will ally themselves with the first player to deal sufficient damage to them.
Winning a Ranked Match will ordinarily yield four different rewards simultaneously for use outside of matches: G-tokens, Expedition Maps, Trophies, and Godzilla Pass points.
- G-Tokens are the primary currency of Godzilla Battle Line, required to strengthen Battle Pieces. To level up each Battle Piece and raise its stats, the player must expend copies of it they have acquired, an action that is only possible via spending G-tokens. Battle Pieces can be leveled up to a maximum of Level 40 (or Level 30 for four-star Battle Pieces), with each upgrade requiring a greater amount of G-tokens. By leveling up Battle Pieces and acquiring new Battle Pieces, the player will also increase their Player Rank, which will further enhance their team Leader's stats; they will only ever face other players of the same Player Rank in Ranked Matches, though friends can arrange Friend Matches against one other regardless of rank, which will not yield rewards of any kind.
- Expedition Maps are lootboxes which the player can open to obtain Battle Piece copies and G-tokens, and are by far the most common source of Battle Pieces in the game. There are several types of maps, with those that yield more types of units and/or more powerful units taking more time to complete, from a minimum of 3 hours to a maximum of 24 hours. Players can shorten an expedition time by 1 hour by watching an ad, with a cap of 3 ads every 12 hours, or can complete an expedition immediately by spending G-stones, a premium currency that is otherwise almost exclusively used for various items in the Shop. However, maps acquired outside of Ranked Match rewards, such as through Missions, the Godzilla Pass, or the Shop, yield their contents instantly. The player can store up to six Expedition Maps at a time, and can schedule (one automatically begins as another finishes) up to six expeditions per week. Once the six-map capacity has been reached, further maps won through Ranked Matches will be converted into additional G-tokens, Godzilla Pass points, or lesser amounts of Battle Pieces.
- Trophies are obtained exclusively through winning Ranked Matches, and work toward increasing the player's Arena Rank and Leaderboard spot for the current Season, a period of approximately one month. Winning consecutive Ranked Matches will activate a Winning Streak bonus, earning more Trophies per win.
- Players begin in the Normal League, in which the Arena Rank will rise by one upon accumulating a certain number of Trophies. Reaching an Arena Rank for the first time ever (until Rank 36) will yield a reward, most commonly G-stones as well as Expedition Maps, and reaching specific Arena Ranks will unlock new Battle Pieces to be obtainable in future Expedition Maps earned.
- Upon reaching Arena Rank 36, the player will advance to the Legendary League, in which reaching an Arena Rank for the first time per Season will yield a reward, but losing Ranked Matches will now make the player lose Trophies. As with climbing the ranks, losing enough Trophies will lower the player's Arena Rank by one unless the player is at Rank 36, as they can never be demoted from the Legendary League after entering it.
- At the end of a Season, players will receive a Season Reward, determined by their Arena Rank, which may consist of G-tokens, G-stones, Expedition Maps, Icons (profile pictures displayed before matches and on Leaderboards), and/or Titles (small descriptions always displayed alongside Icons).
- When the new Season begins, Legendary League players will drop down 5 Arena Ranks from their rank at the end of the previous Season (lower limit of Rank 36), with their number of Trophies reset to fit this rank; Legendary League players who did not play at all during the previous season will be dropped to Arena Rank 36. Conversely, when the new Season starts, Normal League players will retain their Trophy count and Arena Rank from the end of the previous season.
- Godzilla Pass points work toward advancing the player's Grade on the Godzilla Pass, a system that yields an additional set of rewards every Season. Godzilla Pass points are earned exclusively by participating in Ranked Matches, though winning battles nets a greater amount of points. Every 10 points earned will increase the player's Grade by one and unlock a reward - most commonly Expedition Maps, as well as Battle Pieces, G-tokens, or Stickers, used during battle to send brief messages to opponents. G-stones can also be used to immediately unlock the next Grade and its reward. There are 50 Grades, though a Grade cap is enforced for all players, starting at Grade 2 at the beginning of the Season and raising by two Grades every day. Once the player reaches Grade 50 and unlocks all rewards, a Bonus Bank becomes available, accumulating 300 G-tokens for every 35 Godzilla Pass points earned (up to a maximum of 15,000 G-tokens), which the player can obtain at the end of the Season. Grades, their rewards, and all Godzilla Pass points are reset once the Season ends, offering fresh rewards to be earned for the new Season.
Players can unlock many additional rewards by completing Missions, various tasks to be completed both inside and outside of battle. Missions may comprise of logging into the game, winning Ranked Matches using particular Battle Pieces, playing on certain Arenas, using a Leader's special move, acquiring or leveling up Battle Pieces, completing expeditions, purchasing shop items, and many more. They yield rewards in the form of G-tokens, G-stones, Battle Pieces, Expedition Maps, Icons, or Titles. There are four categories of Missions: Daily, Weekly, Achievement, and Special.
- Daily Missions, typically five at a time, will be available for completion for 24 hours before resetting. If not to a player's liking, an incomplete Mission can be re-rolled and replaced by a new Mission by watching an ad, with a limit of 5 re-rolls per day.
- Weekly Missions, typically seven at a time, will be available for completion for 7 days before resetting. Incomplete Missions can also be re-rolled by watching ads, with a limit of 10 re-rolls per week.
- Achievements are the only permanent fixture of Missions, and can be earned at any time, never resetting or disappearing. Completing an Achievement will often unlock a similar but more difficult Mission with a greater reward. While there are several Achievements for general game functions, each Battle Piece has its own set of corresponding Achievements as well. For an expansive (but incomplete) list of Achievements, click here.
- Special Missions are specific to event periods, and will reset at the end of an event. Their requisite tasks are more relevant to the ongoing event, and will often yield high rewards, including new and/or powerful Battle Pieces as well as exclusive Icons and Titles only available until the Missions are reset.
All categories save for Achievements will display how much time remains before their Missions are reset. Previously completed Missions and their rewards can also be viewed in a Reward History until Missions are reset, with the exception of Achievements, whose previously completed Missions can always be viewed.
The Shop is also available for players to acquire items that will advance their in-game progress. With the exception of items in the Daily Sale and one free (by watching an ad) Normal Expedition Map per day, everything in the Shop is purchased with G-stones or real money. The Daily Sale offers one free item (may be G-tokens, G-stones, or an Expedition Map), as well as individual Battle Piece copies that can be bought with G-tokens, with up to four pieces available at a time depending on Player Rank. As with Daily/Weekly Missions, the contents of the Daily Sale can be re-rolled by watching an ad, with a limit of 5 re-rolls per day. In the overall Shop, G-tokens and Expedition Maps can be purchased with G-stones, and G-stones can be purchased with real money. Recommended Expedition Maps and various Limited Time Sales can also be purchased with G-stones or real money, and may offer a chance at, or a certainty to acquire, various rewards and/or Battle Pieces, often event-related and sometimes exclusive. A constant fixture of the shop is the Premium Godzilla Pass, a companion to the standard Godzilla Pass bought with real money and lasting until the end of the current Season. It offers additional substantial rewards for unlocking Grades in the Godzilla Pass, as well as an unlimited amount of scheduling for Expedition Maps, a second free item in the Daily Sale, increasing the number of free Normal Expedition Maps to three per day, and other minor rewards.
All-Star Battle is a single-player mode where players battle through waves of enemies using all of their Battle Piece to win. By completing missions and waves, players will earn Event Points which can be used to buy many rewards relating to the event kaiju, including Battle Pieces.
Seasons[edit | edit source]
The beta-testing season prior to the worldwide launch of the game, which began in April 2021, was called Thunderous Roar.
- The King of Monsters Awakens (June 2021)
- Opposing Titans (July 2021)
- Battle for Mankind! (August 2021)
- Birth of a New Era (September 2021)
- Champion of the Sky (October 2021)
- Fear Absolute Zero (November 2021)
- Seconds to Meltdown (December 2021)
- The Legend Returns (January 2022)
All-Star Battle Events[edit | edit source]
- Technicolor Guardian (September 2021)
- Catastrophic Tomorrow (October 2021)
- The Immortal Bionic Monster (November 2021)
- The Descent of The Ultimate Battle Creature (December 2021)
- Alert! Cyborg Threat (January 2022)
Staff[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Godzilla Battle Line/Credits.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Monsters[edit | edit source]
Weapons, vehicles, and races[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Godzilla 1989 model
Godzilla 2021 model
Godzilla Ultima model
Godzilla Terrestris model
Mechagodzilla 1993 model
Gigan 1972 model
Biollante (Rose) model
Mothra (Larva) model
Battra (Larva) model
Hedorah (Flying Stage) model
Anguirus (Showa) model
Minilla (Showa) model
Kamacuras (Showa) model
King Caesar model
King Ghidorah (Heisei) model
Destroyah Larvae model
Kong 2021 model
Godzilla Battle Line X Godzilla vs. Kong
Videos[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- As of game update 22.214.171.124, SpaceGodzilla's name is stylized in standard casing as "Spacegodzilla," the Aggregate Destoroyah are referred to as "Destoroyah (Larva)," and Kamacuras' name is misspelled as "Kamacurus."
- Godzilla Battle Line marks King Kong's first appearance in a Godzilla game, outside of the Empire DCX slot machine MonsterVerse.
- Godzilla Battle Line refers to Mothra Leo as Mosura Reo (モスラレオ) in Japanese, while this name was typically only used for the character in English-language media previously, with the character instead being called "New Mothra" (新モスラ in Japanese. Shin Mosura)
- Jet Jaguar's hands are goldish-yellow instead of black.
- Jia is mentioned on King Kong's information but spelled as "Gia".
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- Official site
- Twitter account
- Facebook page
- Godzilla Battle Line on Toho Kingdom
- Unit stats and analysis of All-Star Battle mode by the Godzilla Battle Discord
References[edit | edit source]
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