I am honestly scared to write about WWE SuperCard in case I slip back into my addiction. When WWE’s collectible card game was first released I fell deep, spending more money than I care to admit on booster pack to build out my deck and losing hours of my weekend to it.
But any game that can draw me in that much deserves a review, so here is a quick look at this Top Trump style card game.
No hands bared
How hard WWE SuperCard hit me is a little embracing, because there really is very little to it. You collect cards with WWE Superstars, Divas, or Legends on them, and from your collection select a hand of five to take into battle.
Each card has Power, Speed, Toughness, and Charisma stats on it, all of which relate to the pictured wrestler. Cards come in a variety of tiers (indicated by color) and you can improve their stats by feeding them other cards or merge two identical cards to earn a foil version which is even stronger.
Once you have your hand powered-up and ready it’s time to start battling online. Each bout plays out over three rounds. One round may focus on charisma, at which point you have to pick your most charismatic fighter - simple. Your selected card then waddles to the ring, and a silly animation of the two cards adorably plays out.
But, while just picking your Superstar with the highest stat may seem like the obvious way to go - other rules and strategies come into play. As you don’t know your opponent’s cards, sometimes burning a powerful card in the first match could leave you weak because you can’t play a card twice during a battle.
Other little wrinkles include tag team rounds - which demand that you use two cards - where synergies between fighters could see you unexpectedly loosing. Similarly, special moves that many cards possess can be randomly activated - temporarily boosting their stats to result in further upsets.
In my deck I had a foil Epic Alberto del Rio fully leveled-up, and supped up Ultra Rare versions of Vince McMahon, Danial Bryant, Rey Mysterio, and Paige. And I was hooked until I accidentally merged two Paige’s together before I had fully leveled them, limiting their maximum power. This annoyed me so much I deleted the app – probably saving myself a fortune.
Some super-simple cards
Despite having kicked my habit, I still think about WWE SuperCard. Its good, simple, mindless, WWE-themed fun - perfect to keep your keep your fingers busy during Monday Night Raw.