One Piece Treasure Cruise

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One Piece Treasure Cruise
One Piece Treasure Cruise Visual.png
Platform(s)iOS
Android
ReleaseMay 12, 2014
Genre(s)Role-playing
Mode(s)Single-player

One Piece Treasure Cruise (ONE PIECE トレジャークルーズ) is a mobile gacha game (available for Android and iOS platforms) set in the One Piece universe.[1] The game has been developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment.[1]

The English-language version of the game was released on February 8, 2015.[2][3] The Japanese language version was available from May 12, 2014.[4] In fall of 2015, the game was released on several South East Asian markets, (Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore).[5] In May 2016, a Korean version was released.[6]

Gameplay[edit]

Gameplay-wise, it is a light RPG video game in which players can organize crews consisting of six characters; character abilities grow as the player progresses through the game.[3][7][8] Combat is dexterity based, based on the timing on taps.[7][8] The game also summarizes the story of the One Piece manga as the player progresses through the story arc.[7][8]

Reception[edit]

The game has a freemium pricing strategy.[1] Before it was released in English, the Japanese version was one of top 30 grossing mobile games in Japan of 2014, which has been attributed to its efficient design, as well as to the popularity of the One Piece franchise.[4] Within a month of its release, the game was including in the top 100 grossing (mobile) games in the US market.[4]

The Metacritic score, as of September 2016, was 79, with a note that the score shows "Generally favorable reviews based on 4 critics".[2]

The game has been called an improved version of Brave Frontier.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ONE PIECE TREASURE CRUISE | BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment". Bandai Games. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "One Piece Treasure Cruise". Metacritic. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "One Piece Treasure Cruise Smartphone Game Gets English Release". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Lee, Michael (March 6, 2015). "One Piece Treasure Cruise: A Successful Voyage from Japan to the West Grossing Charts – Mobile Gaming From East and West". Medium. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  5. ^ "One Piece Treasure Cruise Smartphone Game Gets Asian Release". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "One Piece Treasure Cruise Korea". onepiecetc.inven.co.kr. Archived from the original on August 5, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016.
  7. ^ a b c Tylwalk, Nick (February 13, 2015). "One Piece Treasure Cruise Review: Pirates Aplenty". Gamezebo. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  8. ^ a b c "One Piece Treasure Cruise Review: Puzzle and Dragons, Minus Puzzles, Plus Punching". TechnologyTell. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Il tocco del bucaniere". Multiplayer.it (in Italian). Retrieved October 24, 2016.

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