Anime-Style Hero Collector RPG
The beauty of anime games is that they offer something for everyone. From titles that take you on epic journeys across sprawling fantasy lands to the more laid-back types that have you live out a storybook romance, this genre has it all. My Hero Ultra Impact (MHUI) by Bandai Namco is yet another perfectly executed game in a long list of the signature Japanese anime style.
Based on the My Hero Academia franchise, MHUI has its charm. An activity-packed anime hero collector, this game has a lot to offer. We are talking 2D art graphics, polished animations, a vast pull of beloved heroes, formidable villains, and an explosive battle scene. The game even throws in plenty of fun extras such as an unlimited re-roll right off the gate, player team-ups, sweep tickets, a hero hangout base, an ability board, a wildly competitive PvP mode, and more.
Essentially, this game is all about collecting heroes and testing them out in battle, as you improve their fighting prowess by using leveling up materials like candy bars, juices, and memory cards. You can also gift your band of heroes with a permanent boost in HP, power, and speed through an Advanced Lv-Up feature.
In the game, heroes belong to one of 5 affinities of STR (red), INT (green), ABL (blue), DST (purple), and MND (yellow). Furthermore, they fall into the rarities of Rare, Super Rare, and Ultra-Rare.
Rarities represent ranks, with ultra-rare being the highest hero tier. On the other hand, affinities indicate a hero’s skills and fighting style.
Multiple Modes Of Play
One sure thing about My Hero Ultra Impact is that you will not be short on grinding options. For one, you can dispatch heroes out on auto missions where they will come back with all manner of rewards (coins, leveling materials, and even hero shards). Sending a few of your characters to the hero base is another way to earn passive rewards.
The bulk of resources, though, come from the six different modes. They include Main Quests, Level UP Quests, USJ (unforeseen simulation joint), Events, Ultra Arena, and VE Tower.
Each mode takes you through a host of adventures with the quests following the game’s Story Campaign. Main quests come in difficulty levels of normal and hard modes, whereas playing through level-up quests earns you a ton of bars, gold coins, and memory exp juices.
Traditional Turn-Based Combat System
MHUI features a lively combat system, where characters offer entertaining action, while ultimate attacks feature high-impact animations. Since the combat stages are lengthy, the game offers the options of x2 and x3 speed-ups.
In each battle, three of your heroes fight a similar number of enemy units. You are allowed to have two substitute heroes who step in to replace fighters that have fallen in battle.
Battles are automatic, whereby your heroes take turns trading blows with the enemies. You can, however, intervene by using a Skill Chain function, which results in all your heroes releasing their special skills in quick succession.
The skill-chain action counts as one turn. It involves activating the Action Skill button for your heroes all at the same time, once their respective Action Skill Gauge fills up. A similar feature is an Ultra Gauge function that enables you to release the Ultimate attack once it fills up.
Tips & Tricks for Playing MY HERO ULTRA IMPACT on PC
• Start Strong
It is not every day you come across a game that offers infinite summon re-rolls right after the tutorial. So, this is something you should definitely take full advantage of to pack your roster with top-tier heroes. Keep re-rolling until you end up with a decent team in your first 10-pull of MHUI.
Generally, aiming for at least 3-ultra rare characters will result in a strong team capable of giving you a decent start in the game. But, it is possible to get as many as 5-10 ultra-rare characters. It all depends on whether you are willing to dedicate a chunk of time to doing re-rolls.
• Follow The Awakening Missions
With this game’s extensive content, it is easy to get confused about where to begin. Should you focus on the main quests, or are level missions better for you in the long run? Well, if you get stuck, play through the awakening missions without skipping.
Aside from the clear advantage of your heroes getting stronger once awoken, awakening missions serve as a kind of guide for progressing through the game. They feature tasks like “Complete all beginner missions,” “Unlock 9-character ability board spaces,” or “Complete main Quest 1-5 (normal) without skipping with a particular character on your team”.
One thing to note is that some of the missions are time-gated. Consequently, you will need to fulfill a specified set of requirements to complete some quests.
• Keep Hero Strengths & Weaknesses In Mind
MHUI adopts the traditional elemental strengths and weaknesses style, a typical feature in most anime games. Therefore, you must master how each hero fares against other characters when assembling battle teams. Red units fall under the Strength skill set, green; Intelligence, blue; Ability, purple; Destruction, and yellow; Mind.
In summary, strength skill is solid against intelligence by weak against ability, while intelligence can stump out ability but does not fare well against strength. On the other hand, ability-based skills perform well against brute power but are vulnerable to intelligence attacks. Lastly, mind and destruction skills stand as the nemesis to each other.
• Do Not Miss Out On Event Stages
The best place to farm for extra resources in this game is arguably the time-limited events. They come with all manner of valuable goodies, such as gems, boosted currency, recruit tickets, hero shards, and event-exclusive memory cards. So, make it a point to keep an eye out for ongoing events from the moment you unlock this mode.