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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Lucky Hero (2023) is a strategic battle game where you use symbols on a slot machine to defeat enemies in turn-based fights. Like a Fruit Machine but here you spin-to-win actions to order into efficient attacks when it's your turn. It stands out for the unusual twist on deck-building that sees you acquire more symbols to choose from, but also for how your strategies must change on the fly as you respond to the symbols available after each spin.

Play involves fighting monsters and enemies in one-on-one, turn-based fights. At the start of each turn, you spin the five slot machine wheels to win actions depending on where they stop - such as equipping a shield, attacking for a certain amount of damage, or gaining energy to spend on other actions. You can use as many symbols as you want per turn, until you run out of energy or symbols, or your opponent is defeated. Adding to the strategy is the ability to see what your opponent will do in their next turn, letting you prepare for incoming attacks or take advantage of gaps in their offensive.

You start with only a few basic actions, but as you progress you collect gold to unlock more advanced symbols. After each victory, you can also choose special boosts like increasing your maximum health. When you die or complete a certain number of fights, you start over again but get to choose special symbols to use in your next run.

The result is a game where experimentation with different strategies and sequences of moves is essential to overcome the luck of the draw. Making the best of a bad situation through careful use of what actions you have (and pre-empting your opponent's moves) makes for a highly rewarding victory.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked Lucky Hero 6 weeks ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 6 weeks ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Battle, Collecting and Strategy game with Puzzle and Sequencing elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 6 hours and 9 hours to complete. There are three classes you can play as, and to beat all three takes several hours. After completing them, you can extend your play time by collecting the over 300 symbols you can use in combat through multiple repeated runs.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 7.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. While there's lots of strategy in deducing the best symbol combinations and pre-empting your enemy's next moves, the simple interaction of spinning the grid like a slot machine and selecting actions to perform means that the game can be enjoyed by younger players as well as older ones.

CostsCosts

Lucky Hero usually costs £9.29.
 

Lucky Hero

Steam Store PC £9.29
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 16/11/2023

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Battle, Collecting, Strategy (Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 23 features

Components: 2D Side-On, Grid and Pixels

Developer: Never Land Entmt (@NeverLand_Entmt)


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