Battle Cats Have Almost Conquered Google Play in Japan

Rick Martin
11:00 am on Jan 21, 2013

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I’ve been raving about Japanese tower defense game Battle Cats ever since it first came out for iOS late last year. Earlier this month the title was released for Android too, and has been doing especially well in its home market of Japan in its first few weeks.

The game features crazy varieties of cats (Afro Cat, Beautiful Legs Cat, and Macho Cat are just a few examples) attacking an even crazier collection of enemies. And since last week, it has occupied the number two spot on Google Play’s top new free apps ranking, just behind Line Bubble. Given that Battle Cats doesn’t benefit from the Line chat app distribution channel that Line Bubble has, this is as good as number one in my book 1.

The app is also faring well in the top grossing apps section on Google Play, currently ranked 17th. As for iOS, Battle Cats is currently ranked second in the strategy category, fifth in similation, and 42nd overall in the free category.

I’m still playing it, but I’ve hit a bit of a wall in the final stage of chapter three, and I’m wishing that I had saved my cat food to buy really powerful cats rather than splurging on a useful Afro Cat (Yes, I too cannot believe I just wrote that sentence). If you’re just starting out with Battle Cats, I would advise that you try to save up cat food using invite codes and maybe buy the expensive Kung Fu Cat, or even the SM-cat or Bondage Cat (I can’t believe I wrote that sentence either).

In any case, it’s a really fun game and I hope you enjoy it. If you have any tips, let us know in the comments!

Update: According to Gamebiz.jp, Battle Cats has also just surpassed a million downloads. This is just 67 days since it was originally released for iOS.


  1. Yes, it’s pretty obvious that I’m rooting for this game. Do note that the Google Play app rankings will display differently according to which region you are in. So while I see Battle Cats at number two in Japan, you will see different rankings in the US or other countries.


Replies
  • http://portablegamingregion.com Dominik

    Tower defense is the only genre of casual games I shamelessly enjoy.

  • Tija

    Beautiful game!!! Click on Moneko and use this code vrq00!!! 10000 exp and help me to get a new cat!!!

  • gann

    please add my code

    wlap4

  • tan jian shen

    help me get MONEKO my invitation code is qv8u0

  • Yangpa

    61mq2

    Use my code for 10000 free xp! :)

  • Jjo

    Does anyone know bout new special cats like the “Mr.” or “bondage cat”?

    —————————–
    Please add me yo96a0

  • Marcin

    My invitation code: qxf40

  • mel

    Add my code! It’s 757t0.

  • w33m6

    From the menu at the corner “invitation” …in put this code “w33m6″ after you pass Lv7 to get “FREE XP”
    if 10people input your code, you’ll get special cat “Monako”

  • w33m6

    From menu at the corner “invitation” …in put this code “w33m6″ after you pass Lv7 to get “FREE XP”
    if 10people input your code, you’ll get special cat “Monako”

  • w33m6

    the menu at the corner “invitation” in put this code “w33m6″ after you pass Lv7 to get free XP
    if 10people input your code, you’ll get special cat “Monako”

  • bunnybaby

    come and get your 10,000 XP : 7qy90.

  • Diego

    Invitation code >> lio60
    If you do it, you’ll get 10000 XP.
    (To use codes you need to clear level 7, then go to the title screen and click on the MONEKO)

  • Adubi

    10000 XP code: eqgs2

  • Raccoon

    My Code is “wilyi”
    Please Help and enjoy 10,000 xp ^^

  • w33m6

    Love THis GamE @@@
    From the menu at the corner “invitation” …in put this code “w33m6″ after you pass Lv7 to get “FREE XP”
    if 10people input your code, you’ll get special cat “Monako”

  • Battlecats code

    hi guys, I just need a few more kind people to input my code to unlock moneko (you need it to win the game). add me n i will add you too :)

    my code is 8ytg2

  • vpod6

    i’m addicted to this game! please help me get the moneko :3 invite me! code: vpod6

  • Kyl3

    Pretty awesome game. I got all cats except moneko and the one who rides a bike. Btw, I hate all 3 leg-like cats.

  • Riona

    my code : r1u7h

    … pls help me, i need moneko to finish last chapter :)
    thanks

  • Leo Kim

    My code 1vl79

  • Jasan

    My code is kfip0, please input my code to give you 10,000 XP and help me get the Moneko Cat!

  • Mike

    Please help–mcva0

  • KC

    please input my code: lyg80 (l = smaller letter L)
    thanks!

  • Leo

    My code 1vl79

  • Jia Ying Haha

    Come on guys, add me : f0id9

  • Sunny

    Add my code :) djmr30
    You need moneko and kung fu cat possibly to complete chp 3 stage 48 though

  • Veronica

    pls help me get moneko
    my code is 13wf0

  • Help

    Help me out enter this : efgbw

  • Help Pls?

    Anyone willing to help me get a Moneko?

    My code is wi3bc

    Thx for your help~~

  • guy

    Use my code! y0mz9

  • barbara

    insert an invitation code” xoze5″ and get 10 000 XP. Have fun playing battle cats. BTW if you don’t know it yet, you can earn energy points instantly by changing time forwards on your pad/phone. 😉

  • Julow

    hi if you are having a hard time getting moneko and beating boss at chapter 3. You can add me here’s my code to get a free treasure rader and xp: vt4lu

  • Zen_roos

    Use my code a4ezh on Battle Cats to get 10k exp.
    you can only use the code at stage 7.

  • joanucko

    Found a hack that gives Moneko instantly (works for iOS and Android):

    1.) Finish Stage 7 of Battle Cats.
    2.) When the “Invite Friends to Get Moneko” appears on the main screen, click it.
    3.) Use the developer’s test code : “8ga013″
    4.) Your application will exit.
    5.) Run Battle Cats again.
    6.) Moneko will be unlocked.

  • majong

    10k code for yous guys… “nuygb”…

  • mic

    ADDICTIVE GAME~!!!!!!!!

    My code: ij5yr

    Appreciate everyone’s help! =)

  • Dl

    Add my code please ve549

  • Jonathan H

    Please help me get Moneko. My invite code is g3d50 (its a zero at the end)! You will get 10,000 XP =) Definitely get all the gold treasures for XP bonus people! It can not be more frustrating when you just wanna upgrade your cats quickly but you dont have enough XP! Have fun!

  • De

    Invite code: z1rt0! Let’s all help each other get Moneko!

  • Sir Gravycats

    Hey guys, please help me get Moneko!
    I need just one more, and I’ll get her 😀
    My code: 15njw0

  • Rin

    Add “pyv3z0″. Thankkkkks!

  • mannsha

    Hey!!! pls help me get my monekoko by input this code “a81gkd”… thx thx thx :)

  • iz

    helped!
    f3qxt0

    pass it on…

  • Sally Tan

    Helped! kphno0 help please

  • Help

    Help, my code is: sz7w13

  • bernard

    plz help me to get moneko. .my code is cbu71. .and i dont know how to cheat help me. .

  • zizirin

    Please help me to input this invitation Code 54hsw0 To get A moneko and continue the next level :)

  • michele

    Please add code yb680. Thanks!

  • lalaloopsy

    invite code – eq4a3!!

  • zeus

    Please add my code.

    Hpswoc.

    Thank you!

  • erica

    If you want to get gifts and extra XP,
    input invitation code

    8hutw0

    (^^)!

  • rodrigo

    my invitation code is u8vpl u can get help and help me get moneko n.n

  • erica

    8hutw0
    the producer’s hacking code that will instantly give you the Monako cat. Do not wait for 10 people to input your code. Enjoy game 😉

  • erica

    Found a hack that gives Moneko instantly (works for iOS and Android):

    1.) Finish Stage 7 of Battle Cats.
    2.) When the “Invite Friends to Get Moneko” appears on the main screen, click it.
    3.) Use the developer’s test code : “8hutw0″
    4.) Your application will exit.
    5.) Run Battle Cats again.
    6.) Moneko will be unlocked.

  • pok

    please use my code het63. thanks so much.

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