This week on What to Do: iOS, I’m giving you two options. Both are great, but one is huge. Android users have had the unique ability to play a hugely popular game that you iOS folks have had to go without; until now. Rage of Bahamut!!! This game is taking off in a big way and after playing it for just a little while I can see why. So without further ado, let us get to it.

Rage of Bahamut (Free, IAPs)

This game has been so ridiculously popular it almost isn’t fair to the rest of the apps out there. It has everything gamers love. Card collecting, Pokemon style leveling and evolving, strategy and customization. The art is beyond impressive, and with a large card pool already, no two games should ever be the same. Entry into the title is completely free, but of course, you can spend some cash to give yourself an edge. I honestly haven’t dug far enough in to give you a personal review yet, but I can say the game is a great time. I’ll just leave the bullet points straight from the iTunes page right here. Give it a shot, let us know what you think, maybe even get a RipTen community going for the game.

★ Hundreds of stunning cards to collect, with more constantly being added
★ Fast & easy battles on the go with stunning and alluring characters
★ Daily updates to continue to expand your deck
★ Live single and multiplayer action from a seemingly endless database of battle hungry foes!
★ Quests to claim your place in Rage of Bahamut history


BattleCON (Free, IAPs)

One of my favorite things about writing What to Do is finding games that really interest me. Our own Michael Futter mentioned this one, so I started reading up. Looking at that board! That is a strategy card gamer’s dream come true. So many things, all on little cards, with sweet art. I don’t even know where to start with this game. I’m downloading it tonight when I get a chance, and I’ll definitely mention it again in the future if it is as good as it looks. Mr. Futter won’t shut up about it, and this is Diablo III week. So, check out the site, play the game, if you like it, print up cards and make your friends play, get in tourneys, let us know what you think about it. This thing looks like something that could change how card games are played on iOS. Head here for the official site.

There you have it. This week was a game lighter than previous, but I think there is a metric ton of fun content to be had in these two titles. As always, let me know what you think and what genres I should cover in coming weeks. If any game strikes your fancy and you want to play with me or Michael, just hollar in the comments and we may show you how good bad game journalists are at games. Until next week, get to some card collecting!


  1. Rage of Bahamut:

    Be prepared to spend the next three weeks glued to your phone. This is a TCG that really comes down to collecting, which is my favorite part of card games. There are several levels of rarity for cards, and the top cards can be worth hundreds of dollars. If you loved collecting Pokemon cards or MTG cards, then this game is definitely for you.

    A few tips for new players:

    1. Save all of your Holy Powder and Cure Water. This is used as currency for high level players since it is so useful for them, but it won’t do a lot for you. You can usually trade one for 150-200k rupees, or 2-3 for a rare card, if that gives you a frame of reference for how valuable they are.

    2. Focus your points on stamina until it gets to at least 100. You can start worrying about attack and defense later but at first you really want to get stamina.

    3. Enhance your rare cards before you evolve them to make them more powerful. If you don’t, it can really waste valuable cards. With low value cards this isn’t as important.

    Finally, make sure you use a referral code. You get 100k and a rare card if you do, and that is very valuable. If you liked my guide, you can use mine: