Nightclub Royale was recently released on Android and iOS, and gathered generally positive reviews on Google Play and Apple store. The game is a mixture of card battles, hero collection, management and AFK/Idle strategy. Your primary goal is to expand your business across the city, but also fight for new territories and get a revenge for a pimp the previously insulted one of your girls.
What’s it all about?
One day, a notorious pimp called “Deshaun Denard” comes in the nightclub where you work, and demands to suck Kelly’s toes, a pole-dancer you adore. You decide to step up, and fight the scary dude, but you quickly get knocked out. Luckily, Alayla, the lady who just bought that particular club, saves your skin and proceeds to explain the core of nightclub management to you. In order to find Denard and get your revenge, you will have to become a nightclub master, expand your territory and gain followers. So it begins.
The gameplay is pretty simple. The first club you get has couple of facilities like a Dance Floor, DJ Booth a Bar etc. Each facility generates money, but to automate a part of it, you must get employees. Those are your hero summons. They come in 3 different rarities from blue to gold and can be upgraded, trained and geared up. Why? Because they also fight for you and your territories.
The important thing about the heroes is they require Wine to level up, not money, wine. And you get the precious wine mainly by fighting with other heroes, (daily quests, arena, guild quests) and completing side-missions that can pop-up from time to time. It’s also one of the resources you can collect when AFK, but the amount you generate each minute depends on your progress.
Should you try it?
If you like Idle/RPG, hero collection games, yes, but Nightclub Royale really isn’t a strategy or management game as the developers claim on the Play Store. The biggest annoyance is the “level like” design, meaning that you don’t just manage one club, but rather a level that you will soon pass and start working on a new club all over again. The only constant between the levels are your employees, and that makes this an idle hero/RPG/AFK game rather than management.
The amount of content is also not stellar, so you end up doing the same things over and over again, which can be repetitive. Luckily, graphics are nice to look at, and the game will run on almost any device from the past 5 years.
I don’t know why, but the developers decided to hide the Google Play services synchronization in a sub-menu. When you go in the settings window, the game offers you to secure you account (get a cloud save) by either signing in to Facebook, or Discord. However, if you tap the green “Bind Account” button, you also get an option so sign-in with Google account. Weird, but it is what it is.
If you are still not sure, check out the first 40 or so minutes of gameplay I recorded.
Nightclub Royale is available on Android and Apple, but if you can’t access the game from the Play Store (because of regional restrictions), just tap the “Download APK” button to get it directly on your phone. The game is free to play with optional in-app purchases and an “ads for rewards” system.
Dejan B. – “Nightclub Royale: Let’s Party! (Gameplay Video)”