Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game Preview

Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game The Joker!

Greetings HeroClix Fans!

As the holiday season draws closer, we bring you the last SwitchClix HeroClix preview from the Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game.   This character likes to give gifts, holidays or not, regardless of whether you have been naughty or nice.  Who is this dastardly gift giver?   None other than the self-proclaimed “Clown Prince of Crime” himself, The Joker!


The Joker has the aptly named Craziest in the Room trait that makes it so opposing characters within four squares can’t use Perplex which conveniently pairs nicely as The Joker can begin the game hidden in the shadows thanks to Stealth.  Toughness will allow The Joker to reduce damage a bit, and a click of Perplex will allow him to modify a combat value by +or- 1 to best suit his force, or himself.   The Joker also has a special power in his attack slot for most of his dial called Joker Gas, which readsAt the beginning of your turn, place a Joker Gas token on each adjacent opposing character’s character card, then each opposing character adjacent to The Joker at the beginning of your turn is dealt damage equal to the number of Joker Gas tokens now on its character card.”

Mid-dial, overlapping with his Joker Gas special power, The Joker gains Mastermind, to better handle damage dealt to him.  Keeping a friendly figure adjacent can also help to boost his attack values by utilizing the Batman Enemy team ability.  Another click of Perplex appears in this section of his dial.  At the end of his dial, The Joker has Steal Energy to potentially heal a click of damage.

The Indomitable combat ability will keep The Joker acting without fear of pushing damage.  For theme team play, The Joker can be used on either an Arkham Asylum or Legion of Doom team.   At 99 points, The Joker, whois a unique character, will be a finesse piece that will take strategy and patience to use well.

Lastly, The Joker is one of FIVE exclusive figures in the Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game that features SwitchClix technology.  This allows you to play The Joker as a HeroClix tabletop game piece and as part of the Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game, both in very different ways! Be sure to check out our deeper look at the Batman: Gotham City Strategy Game on WizKids!

That’s all we have for today, but be sure to join us again soon for more exciting HeroClix previews and keep your Clix off their K.O.’s!