Samurai Siege enters a crowded field of mobile combat simulation games whose notable members include Clash of Clans and Greed for Glory. The basic concepts of building your village, strengthening defenses, improving structures, training troops, and sending them out to conquer other villages remains the same. Now, however, instead of dragons or medieval warriors, it's you and a bunch of samurai warriors! Not too shabby, if you ask us.
Samurai Siege takes place in two main modes: village management and combat. The former allows you to place and upgrade new structures, such as marketplaces that generate coins or arrow towers to provide rudimentary defense. Here you also unlock troops and train them for battle, storing them in your training fields until it's time to head out and do some conquering. Combat pits you against well-defended enemy villages. Tap the screen to deploy troops, then sit back and watch the action. In the end, it's all about gaining more resources so you can beef up your village to become the ultimate samurai warrior town this side of Kyoto.
Currencies are threefold in Samurai Siege. Coins, represented by green circles, are generated from markets, stored in vaults, and are used to build and upgraded defenses. Critically important is upgrading your castle so you can unlock more units and buildings, so never pass up an opportunity to rake in cash. Essence is earned from wells, held in storage tanks, and is used to build and upgrade certain structures. Diamonds are the basic "hurry-up" currency and can be spent to instantly build things, train troops, etc. All of these can be purchased via microtransactions, but you also earn coins and essence by sacking villages. As if you needed another excuse to go out and conquer things. Read more »