Mobile games are quickly becoming the next best, with popular games like Genshin Impact and Fire Emblem Heroes seemingly dominating the mobile gaming scene. Indeed, these games can be even more addictive when you include Gacha into the mix.
Gacha is completely RNG and while this could be frustrating for some, rolling or pulling your ideal card is worth the grind. So, without further ado, in this article, we’ll outline the best mobile Gacha games to play on both Android and iOS.
Best Gacha Mobile Games On Andriod And iOS
For the uninitiated, a gacha game is the video game version of Gacha: a toy vending machine in Japan. These games typically offer RNG loot when players roll dice, spin a wheel, or make in-app purchases with in-game currency gained through gameplay or using real-world funds.
We've compiled a list of some of the best mobile gacha games available to play on Android and iOS.
Genshin Impact was released on 28th September 2020, originally published by miHoYo (later turned HoYoverse) and now Cognosphere. This action JRPG features an expansive open world of Teyvat and is among the era's most acclaimed mobile game titles.
The story follows you and your siblings' fresh arrival in Teyvat; however, you are later separated by an unknown god, stripped of your powers, and cast into a deep slumber. You then begin your journey across Teyvat to seek answers from The Seven, the gods of each Element. As you embark across Teyvat, you’ll meet new allies and uncover many mysteries.
Honkai Star Rail
Honkai Star Rail has yet to be released and just announced its second beta testing. It is the fourth installment of the Honkai series, and you’ll see a few similar characters in the game. Honkai Star Rail is a space exploration RPG with Trailblaze Missions, Adventure Missions, and Daily Missions. We encourage you to check out our section dedicated to Honkai Star Rail to stay updated as more information gets released.
Azur Lane was released on 25th May 2017 by Yostar Limited. Have your pick of Naval anime Waifus with this single-player shooter game. In Azur Lane, humans live peacefully on a blue planet covered by 71% water. As humanity and its ambitions grew, peaceful times eventually disintegrated into war and devastation.
Finally, alien creatures emerged from the sea called Sirens, and humanity lost 90% of its control over the sea. As time passed, major camps united and created Azur Lane, a worldwide military organization intended to gather new technologies and resources to construct and compete with the Sirens and regain control over the sea.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes on 2nd February 2017, and it is still a hot game to play with multiple series and releases over various platforms. Fire Emblem Heroes is a strategy-based RPG with tactical elements. This game features an ongoing, original story with new characters across the Fire Emblem universe and over 1,600 story stages with various degrees of difficulty. Along the way, you’ll find and meet new allies.
Arknights was released on 1st May 2019 by Yostar Limited. You will play as a member of Rhodes Island and take on a key role in a pharmaceutical company that fights a deadly infection and the unrest it leaves in its wake. You will recruit Operators, train them, and assign them to various operations along with your leader Amiya. In these operations, they will resist those who seek to thrust the world into turmoil and protect the innocent from them.
Counterside was initially released in 2021, with a global release on 27th May 2022 by Studiobside. The game follows the failure of the Administration, which resulted in Corrupted Objects threatening humankind's existence.
You will assume the role of CEO of the FENRIR Squad, reconstructing the Administration by recruiting Counters, a group of "chosen ones" still capable of fighting Corrupt Objects. This urban fantasy JRPG has a slew of waifus ready for anime fans to take their pick.
Alchemy Stars was released globally on 17th June 2021 for Android and iOS by publisher Level Infinite. With amazing visuals and stunning character design, Alchemy Stars tells the story of constructs known as “Colossi,” who are formed of both ancient and advanced technology.
A unique race who are known as Caelestites were able to engage in psychic communication with the Colossi. Eclipsites, enemies to all creatures on the continent, invaded Astral, leaving everything in ashes. You will play as a child spared from that tragedy, returning seventeen years later with the last Colossus, and draw talents from your ancient lineage to lead them in the fight against the Eclipsites.
Blue Archive was released on 4th February 2021 by Nexon; it's a military-style RPG with an academic setting. You will play as an advisor appointed by the Federal Investigation Club, Schale, located in Kivotos, an academy city where numerous academies are clustered together. The students will refer to you as Sensei, and the main story follows your journey in assisting the students with their problems. A sub-story will focus on the daily lives of each school's clubs.
Princess Connect! Re: Dive
Princess Connect! Re: Dive was released on 15th February 2018 for Android and iOS by Crunchyroll; this blockbuster game also received two anime seasons, with a third making its debut in 2023.
Princess Connect is a story about a young man named Yuuki who awakens in Astraea with no recollection of who he is. He then meets a guide who has sworn to care for him, and on their journey, they meet two others and form a party called Gourmet Guild. Princess Connect has a wide array of characters called Heroines that you can collect and level up.
That concludes our guide on the Best Gacha Games to play on Android and iOS.
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