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Posts tagged “Shiny Shoe”

Friends & Foes alike hop aboard the Monster Train today

We've got some new passengers aboard the Monster Train, folks, so let's clear some seats and make some room. The Friends & Foes update arrives today, bringing a party of new heroes aboard the one-way trip to hell - alongside two new baddies, a more chilled-out final boss, and some shiny new artifacts to pick up along the way. Choo-choo, deckbuilders.

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Monster Train added a setting to give everyone googly eyes

If a train of monsters riding through hell is too sensible for you, rejoice: you can now stick googly eyes on everyone Monster Train. Presumably inspired by the best Slay The Spire mod, the new option puts rolling googly eyes on all your monsters and enemies in battle (alas, not everyone on all screens, not like the Spire mod). Small. Pointless. Delightful. Pop into the…

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Monster Train’s Wild Mutations update just nerfed your favourite cards

Rejoice, for the Monster Train has been updated. Cry, for your favourite cards are probably worse now. Yesterday's patch to Shiny Shoe's splendid roguelike deckbuilder introduced optional mututators that tweak the rules for each run, but I'm more struck by the balance changes. Shiny Shoe say they've gone after "the outliers", aiming for a state where choosing a certain card is "never a 'no-brainer'". That's…

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Feature: Why candles and demons are best friends

Every roguelike can learn from Monster Train’s clan combos

I am still very much riding the Monster Train. When you write a review as positive as the one I did for Shiny Shoe’s stupendous Slay The Spire-like, you do end up doubting yourself. Oh God, you think, what if it isn’t all that great, actually? What if this was one of those times where a game really specifically catered to my preferences, and my…

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Feature: Train in vain

How upgrading cards fuels Monster Train’s wild ride

Monster Train is a game about chuffing through the hills and vales of Hell while mincing up angels with your demonic fiends, angry plants and waxen gentry folk. As Matt has declared, it’s extremely good, and one of the things that I love about it is the way it escalates. That train ride you’re on is a wild, careening one into multiplying attack and defence.The…

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Monster Train might be the best deckbuilder since Slay The Spire

I'm clearly having a weird Friday morning, because I just clapped my hands together and squealed "ooh, this does interesting things" aloud to myself. I'm also clearly playing a very good videogame. This is Monster Train: a deckbuilding roguelike that wears its Slay The Spire influences on its sleeve, while spinning up a familiar formula in a completely different direction. You're on a train to…

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