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MOBA gone mobile: iPad and iPhone games that deliver a League of Legends-like experience

Andrew Hayward | Feb. 5, 2015
There's no bigger genre in competitive gaming right now than MOBAs (or multiplayer online battle arena games), which pit small teams against each other to destroy the base at the other end of the map. Computer entries like League of Legends and Dota 2 command millions of daily players and have shot to the top of the eSports world. Also, the top games in the genre are free, putting traditional $60 or subscription-based games to shame with their player devotion.

The auto-purchase feature is helpful for managing your coins and snagging new equipment without digging through menus, but the characters otherwise don't level up during battle. Solstice Arena deserves credit for showing how the MOBA template could work on touch devices, but unless your primary interest in the genre is finding quick competition, it's been surpassed by much better options.


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