Modojo @ Shacknews Mobile Game of the Year 2022 – Marvel Snap | Popgen Tech


Second Dinner finally shared its debut title with the world with the release of Marvel Snap earlier this year. With former Hearthstone developer Ben Brode serving as Chief Development Officer, there’s a lot of experience behind this Marvel card game, and it shows. Marvel Snap is not only the best mobile game of the year, it is one of the best games of 2022 overall.

Marvel Snap does a good job of teaching players the basic mechanics and rules of its game: there are three locations, and your goal is to win two of these three locations by playing cards strong enough to overcome your opponent. It’s incredibly simple to pick up, but almost impossible to master. While we spent our early games dropping cards like Cyclops and The Hulk to get wins, the game got more intense as our Collection Level grew.

As more cards are unlocked, new strategies become viable. With a seemingly endless catalog of Marvel characters, Marvel Snap has a deep roster to choose from. The Shack Staff spent a lot of time discussing strategies like how to counter The Infinaut, how to properly build a movement deck, and what lanes we should prioritize.

What makes Marvel Snap feel special is how balanced it is. In games like this, it’s easy for certain decks to dominate, with each player running some variation of the same thing. Marvel Snap encourages experimentation, and the extent of your power is only limited by the limits of your own creativity.

Not only does Marvel Snap have a well of cards from which to build decks, but its different locations shake up every battle. These locations can add boosts and obstacles to certain cards, forcing players to constantly adapt their strategy, and rewarding those who are always thinking two steps ahead.

Marvel Snap is a late arrival to the 2022 release calendar, but it has already made its way deep into our hearts. As the game continues to grow and evolve, we’re excited to see how the best mobile game of the year gets even better.

Check out our Year of the Games: 2022 article to see all the other Shacknews Awards announced so far.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who loves to play. His earliest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mother’s desktop every weekend. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He’s a huge Star Wars nerd and movie fanatic who will talk to you about movies and games all day long. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_


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