Animoca Brands announced the launch of its latest mobile game, He-Man Tappers of Grayskull. The game is based on the iconic Masters of the Universe franchise, launched in 1982.
In He-Man Tappers of Grayskull, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe battle Skeletor and his magically enlarged minions across multiple locations on the planet Eternia. He-Man and his allies must secure powerful ancient artifacts and defeat wave after wave of gigantic foes to stop Skeletor’s evil plans, thus ensuring safety for Castle Grayskull and all Eternia.
The app utilises clicker gameplay and features dozens of Masters of the Universe characters including He-Man, Skeletor, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Battle Cat, She-Ra, Orko, Evil-Lyn, Beast Man, Mer-Man, Sorceress, Stratos, Mekaneck, Scareglow, Hordak and others. He-Man Tappers of Grayskull boasts voice acting by the Emmy Award-nominated Alan Oppenheimer (Skeletor) and Cam Clarke (He-Man, Prince Adam).
Masters of the Universe, launched in 1982 as a toy line, was followed by He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983-1984), a hugely popular animated television series produced by Filmation. It became one of the most popular animated shows of the 1980s and has achieved cult status.
The Masters of the Universe brand quickly became a significant global media franchise. The first animated series was followed by another animated series targeted at a female audience (She-Ra: Princess of Power, 1983-1984), as well as various comics (including the eponymous series by DC Comics, 2012-present), a live action motion picture Masters of the Universe (1987), several books, additional animated series (1990-1991, 2002-2004), video games (1983-present), board games, records, and multiple successful lines of toys and collectors’ items that are still evolving today.
The Masters of the Universe brand is estimated to have over 30 million fans worldwide, and the new game taps into the popularity of the franchise and the nostalgia of adults everywhere who grew up with the toy and media franchise.
He-Man Tappers of Grayskull is the sixth game released as part of the partnership between Animoca Brands and Mattel. Additional mobile apps are in production, with the first e-book based on Thomas the Tank Engine and other characters from Thomas & Friends expected to launch in the September quarter.