Berlin (dpa / tmn) - Ax, the hero of "Little Town Hero", lives in a tranquil village. One day the place that no one is allowed to leave is attacked by monsters. Now it is up to Ax and his friends Matock and Nelz to offer fierce resistance to the coming crowds of monsters.

Luckily, Ax found a mysterious stone in a cave. This quickly makes him the strongest fighter far and wide. This is the perfect opportunity to drive the evil monster rabble out of the neighborhood - and to discover the secrets surrounding the heroes' hometown: Why is nobody allowed to leave the village? And who sent the monsters?

You have to have ideas

"Little Town Hero" combines elements of classic computer role-playing games with a fighting technique that is a little like trading card games like "Yu-Gi-Oh!" remind. Because Ax and the player start a fight against a monster not with magical or combative abilities, but with several so-called «ideas».

During the fight, you can collect more ideas and combine them in such a way that they destroy the opponent's ideas - until he is virtually unarmed in front of the hero. After battles have been won, there are skill points with which Ax can improve his ideas.

News from the "Pokémon" maker

The developer of the game is the Japanese studio Game Freak, otherwise known primarily for the various "Pokémon" games. Little Town Hero is not directly related to them, but the cartoon-like graphic style has at least some similarities. And, similar to the "Pokémon" monster hunt, it is always family-friendly despite all the fights.

"Little Town Hero" is released for ages 6 and up and is available for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4 and Xbox One. A PC version will follow shortly. Depending on the platform, the game costs around 25 euros to download, the disc version with a few extras costs just under 50 euros.

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