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Stop those annoying Nixels from sabotaging concerts... stealing cubits... and RUINING COMMERCIALS!
— Trailer
Calling All Mixels
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Information
Release Date(s) March 4, 2014 (iOS)
April 2, 2014 (Android)
Platform Mobile
Current Version 3.0.0

Calling All Mixels is an app game (available on mobile platforms) coinciding with the Mixels franchise, that launched on March 4, 2014 on the iTunes App Store and April 2, 2014 on Google Play. It can be purchased for $3.99 USD, but in-app purchases can also be expected.

Official Description

Find lost Mixels, discover new lands and create amazing mixes, in a world of lush 3D graphics, all while building elaborate structures to secure your Cubits supplies. Players take the role of Flain, a member of the Infernites as he sets forth on an adventure to find and reunite the lost Mixel tribes! It will not be an easy task as annoying Nixels roam the lands between all the Mixel tribes and cause trouble for everyone in sight. Flain and the rest of the Mixels will have to use all of their wits and work together to find new friends, gain new bases, gather ingredients, get stronger and deal with constant Nixel problem if they plan to ultimately reunite all the Mixel tribes! Calling All Mixels was developed by Hibernum Creations and published by the Emmy and Webby-nominated Cartoon Network Games.

iTunes Description

NOTE: This game requires an iPad 2 / iPhone 4s / iPod Touch 5th Gen or above.

Brought to you by LEGO® and Cartoon Network

Rescue Mixels and use their unique powers to defend your turf in this mixed-up hybrid of action and tower defense!

MEET THE MIXELS Mixels are unique creatures who live to combine! They love to mix with each other to discover powerful new abilities. They also love to mix together anything they find in their world. You never know what you might get with the right mix.

MIX YOUR MIXELS Combine two of your favorite Mixels to unlock amazing new powers. Will you mix a fiery Infernite with a rock solid Cragster? How about a shocking Electroid? Create hybrid powers from cross-tribe Mixes, or combine three of the same tribe to make a massive Max!

MIX YOUR ITEMS Collect items as you play, then mix them together to create new defenses and Cubit Collectors. Build towers for defense, then run around with your squad of Mixels, using your elemental powers to stop the invading Nixels.

MIX TO THE MAX Max out your Mixels experience! Explore different lands as you look for your captured buddies, and go on quests to earn bonus rewards. Collect building instructions and inspirations, and even watch custom animation of your favorite Mixels.

Mix up a whole mess of awesome defenses and save all your Mixel pals in!

CALLING ALL MIXELS!

If you're having any problems with this app, feel free to contact us at advanced.platforms@turner.com. Tell us about the issues you're running into as well as what device and OS version you're using.

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS: This app includes the option for adults to unlock or buy additional in-game items with real money to enhance game play, ranging from $0.99 to $9.99 USD (or equivalent amount in the applicable regional currency). You may disable in-app purchases by adjusting your device settings.

This app may contain ads that feature other products, services, shows or offers from Cartoon Network & our partners.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: iOS will keep you logged on for 15 minutes after an initial in-app purchase. Additional purchases won’t require a re-entry of your password during this 15-minute interval. This is a function of the iOS software and not within our control.

PRIVACY INFORMATION: Your privacy is important to us at Cartoon Network, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. This game collects and uses information as described in Cartoon Network’s Privacy Policy linked below. This information may be used, for example, to respond to user requests; enable users to take advantage of certain features and services; personalize content; serve advertising; perform network communications; manage and improve our products and services; and perform other internal operations of Cartoon Network web sites or online services. Our privacy practices are guided by data privacy laws in the United States. For users residing in the EU or other countries outside the U.S., please note that this app may use persistent identifiers for game management purposes. By downloading this application, you accept our Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement, and you give permission for such uses for all users of your device. The Privacy Policy and End User License Agreement are in addition to any terms, conditions or policies imposed by your wireless carrier and Apple, Inc. Cartoon Network and its affiliates are not responsible for any collection, use, or disclosure of your personal information by Apple or your wireless carrier.

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Privacy Policy: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com/legal/privacy/mobile.html

Updates

March 4, 2014 (initial release)

Launch of game and all features.

May 29, 2014

What's New in Version 2.0
Get ready for a massive mountain of Mixel mayhem with this huge content update! Seriously, this update effectively doubles the amount of stuff you can do in the game. Here are some of the things you'll find in version 2.0 of Calling All Mixels:
- Unlock 9 new Mixels from three new tribes, each with powerful new abilities! Check out the chilly Frosticons, the sharp-toothed Fang Gang and the stretchable Flexers!
- The new tribes also come with a whole bunch of new mixes and Maxes with incredible new powers.
- We added three new lands with new objectives and challenges.
- We added new quests with valuable rewards.
- There are a ton of new unlockable Extras, including Mixels videos, building instructions and inspirations.
- Now it's easier to track the Mixels you have. A new user interface lets you quickly see how many Mixels you've rescued, and how many are still trapped.
- You can watch Mixels videos right inside the app. Just tap the "Video" button to pull in and watch any of the Mixels shorts.
- Now you can scan any game codes you get instead of entering them manually. Just take a pic of the game code to register them inside the app.
- We added a new leveling system for Mixels. You can still level up your Mixels by playing and earning XP. But now you also have the option to use Cubits to level up.
- Now you can mix Mixels together at any point in a level, not just while you're in combat. As you explore the new maps, you may find places where you need a mix or a Max to open up a new pathway or solve a puzzle.

August 28, 2014

What's New in Version 3.0.0

Yes, it's time for another gigantic content update! The game just keeps getting bigger and better, with additional Mixels, mixes, lands, quests and more. Here's some of the new stuff you'll find in version 3.0 of Calling All Mixels:

- Unlock 9 new Mixels from three new tribes, each with awesome new powers! Check out the pointy, prickly Spikels, the outrageously gross Glorp Corp and the magical, wondrous Wiztastics!
- The new tribes also come with a whole bunch of new mixes and Maxes with amazing new abilities.
- There are three new lands to explore, and each offers new objectives and challenges.
- Tackle new quests to earn valuable rewards.
- Unlock a plethora of new Extras, including Mixels videos, building instructions and inspirations.
- Track your success with better outpost data—now you'll be able to see exactly how many Nixels are left in a wave attack as well as how difficult the next outpost attack will be.
- Star power—keep collecting those quest stars to now add additional bonus amounts to your item rewards.
- We have reduced the frequency for Outpost attacks. Providing for more time to quest and build up your item reserves to defend your Cubits.
- We also continued to tune up the game with more bug fixes, polish and balancing.

Storyline

During a large party with all the Mixels celebrating, Flain finds himself late. When he arrives, however he sees the party abandoned and swarms of Nixels coming towards him. After defeating the Nixels, he finds a safe, where Seismo was trapped inside. He explains that Major Nixel had attacked the party and trapped all the other Mixels in safes as well. The two of them find a Cubit, and work together to Mix and defeat Major Nixel for the moment.

However, he continues to come back while the Mixels are starting to be freed one by one.

Gameplay

Throughout the game, there are various missions, from collecting objects to fending off swarms of Nixels, all while protecting gigantic Rainbow Cubit outposts that are being mined by Cubit collectors and protected by defense stations.

Closure

With the release of a new game for 2015 that launched with Series 5, and no in-booklet codes in Series 4's sets, it is safe to assume that this game will no longer be updated. Thus, this game only encompassed the first year of the franchise; being Series 1-3. However, the Electroids, Fang Gang and Wiztastics still appear in the new game, but the rest of the Mixels from Series 1 through 3 do not appear, but they may appear in future updates.

Mixel Rescue Guide

Main article: Calling All Mixels/Mixel Rescue Guide

Models

Main article: Calling All Mixels/Models

Soundtrack

Main article: Calling All Mixels/Soundtrack

Rewards

Main article: Calling All Mixels/List of Cutscenes

There are bonus clips that can be unlocked throughout the game by finding presents within the levels. There are two types of presents: There is the purple and orange square present, and the blue rectangular present. The blue rectangular present has a 25% chance of giving the player a random item (Cubit, Ceramic Figurine, etc.), a bonus clip, LEGO Mix/Murp picture, or building instructions for a Mix, Max, or a Murp.

You can also get random bonus clips for progressing in the game. The player will get a specific bonus clip depending on what character they unlock, or level they beat, or land they discover.

Reception

Calling All Mixels has received mostly negative reviews.

Bubbleblabber.com gave the game a mixed review with a score of 5/10, saying "Basic movement is dictated by you dragging your finger along the screen in the direction you want to go, and to attack specific enemies you click your Mixels personalized attack under his picture at the bottom of the screen. On a surface level the mechanics work adequate but Calling All Mixels fails in the worst possible way. It’s boring. Fighting and travelling is such a mindless chore to do, every fight basically works like this you and your Mixels run into some Nixels which will then lock the screen until you have defeated every Nixel on screen. Now here’s where the problems kick in."[1]

Common Sense Media gave the game a 2/5 rating. "There's a lot going on in CALLING ALL MIXELS -- a whole lot. And, ultimately, this works against the title. Although it was seemingly intended as a game that offered a lot of variety in gameplay (blending action, tower defense, and -- seemingly -- some small part of Skylanders: Swap Force), it comes across as crazed and never really succeeds completely on any level. Add wonky controls that don't always work as cleanly as they should and some repetitive gameplay elements and you get a game that's ultimately a lot more frustrating than it is fun."[2]

Top Best Apps for Kids said "Colourful, jarring and yet so boring. There are many good Lego apps available on the App Stores, some of which are lots of fun too, but this costly marketing app, with it’s additional in-app purchases, is a rather confusing gameplay. We’d rather stick to the real Mixels that can be collected, assembled and mixed, which are a lot more interesting too."[3]

Trivia

  • Major Nixel appeared in the game before he made his debut in Another Nixel.
  • Nixels use different mechanics such as flyswatters, cannons, or even powerful muscles.
  • In the 3.0 update, special attacks could sometimes make Nixels fly into the screen, making a crack as if the Nixel actually hit the screen.
  • Each Mixel has his own unique attack, as well as a unique style of walking.
  • There are only 15 mixes as of now. They are Flain and Seismo, Vulk and Zaptor, Zorch and Shuff, Zorch and Teslo, Krader and Volectro, Slumbo and Jawg, Lunk and Balk, Flurr and Kraw, Flurr and Chomly, Gobba and Tentro, Glomp and Mesmo, Mesmo and Footi, Wizwuz and Glurt, Torts and Scorpi, and Hoogi and Magnifo.
    • Zorch, Flurr and Mesmo are the only Mixels from each series who have 2 Mixes in the game.
  • Chomly's gold tooth is on the wrong side of the mouth in the Fang Gang video.
  • The Chomly/Flurr Mix and Gobba/Tentro Mix are the only Series 2 Mixes in the game that have yet to appear in the show.
  • The game has a double crossover promotion with the toy sets. The instruction manuals contain codes for the game that give Cubits and unlock the last ability quicker, while the game contains instructions for various Mixes and Maxes.
  • Some of the official artwork of some Mixels are seen having a different pose.
    • Krader's right arm is seen clenching.
    • Volectro's mouth is seen shut, even he's still smiling.
    • Seismo's unibrow looks less angry.
    • Magnifo isn't holding his wands.
    • Wizwuz's magic breath is missing.
  • Despite the various icon changes, Flain's still remains as the default icon for alert messages for swarm battles and full Cubit Collectors on the mobile device's alert section.
  • The only variation of Nixels are the square-topped ones. However, different variations are seen in cutscenes.
  • The game's earlier states used the prototype artwork for the Mixels.
  • If the screen is paused and zoomed out, a slight tint of a certain color fills the area of the screen, with images related to the scenery superimposed on it (such as the Swamplands having a green tint with rotting odors and fish skeletons decorating it).
  • Only the Series 1 tribes have a Cubit outpost, while the Series 2 and 3 tribes lack one. As such, the Series 1 tribes are the only ones to have specialized Cubit defense towers themed around their elements.
    • Also, the collectable items found in Gift Boxes are rewarded and found in the Series 2 and 3 levels.
  • Each ability is unlocked at a specific level and cost a specific amount of Cubits to used. The first ability is unlocked at default and requires no Cubits, the second at Level 5 and requires 5 Cubits to use, and the third at Level 10 and requires 10 Cubits to use. However, the codes in the instruction manuals can automatically unlock the last ability.
  • Mixels level up by defeating Nixel swarms. Even if the Mixel faints during the battle, he can still earn experience points. However, the player can also spend Cubits to automatically upgrade their Mixel to the next level, though more Cubits are required the higher the level the Mixel is. The levels cap off at 30. 
  • Although the game appears to be no longer updating, the Video section continues to update, as it's connected to the Cartoon Network website. However, an error in coding on the website has caused this function to break.
  • The cutscenes seem to have been produced at the same time the series was in production, as some demo material for a Nixel cutscene is marked under the production code 309, suggesting said cutscene was produced for the third wave update.

Bugs/Glitches

  • A reoccurring glitch causes Major Nixel to sometimes freeze in midair during his jump attack, causing the level to become unwinnable and forcing the player to restart it.
  • The game has a high chance of crashing.
  • The game will sometimes freeze if there is a wrong combination of Mixels during a Mix scene, or if only two members of a tribe are still able to Mix into a Max.
  • Volectro's Beam Blast ability may not fire, locking him in place until the end of the battle.
  • Scorpi's Spiky Snuggle ability may cause him to get stuck in some parts of levels. The heart trail from this ability may also continuously follow Scorpi until the end of the level.
  • The stat value of some Mixels appear to be incorrect.
  • Mixels have a tendency to stray off and get stuck in various areas of the levels.
  • Mixels can end up stuck in a teleportation glitch.
  • There is a change a Mixels would survive from Mix and Max, so there are only a Mixels and Mix or Max.
  • Some Mixels can pass through a barrier and blockade.
  • Flurr's Wing Flap ability had sometimes caused the game to crash. This was later fixed.
  • Slumbo and Lunk have swapped bios.

Allusions

Gallery

Main article: Calling All Mixels/Gallery

Sources and References


Mixels Universe
Franchise / Merchandise (LEGO Toys / LEGO Mixels: Meet the Mixels / LEGO Mixels: Let's Mix! / LEGO Mixels: Flane's Adventure / LEGO Mixels: Ready, Steady, Paste! / LEGO Mixels: Activity Book / LEGO Mixels: Stick and Mix! / LEGO Mixels: Mixels Vs Nixels! / Mixels: 2015 Wall Calendar / Mixels: 2016 Wall Calendar) / Games (Calling All Mixels / Mixels Rush / Mixels Mania / Who's In The Mix) / Cartoon Network / Boomerang (TV series) / San Diego Comic-Con International / London Eye Mixels Launch Event / Toy Fair / Nixels Takeover / Atomic Cartoons / SuperAwesome / Make a Mixel... Make a Story! Competition / Glomp's Gooey, Sneezy Cold! / Mixels in SPAAAAACE!! Puzzle / Mixed Up Maze / Mixels Convention Craze / Mixed Up Punchlines! / Mixels Websites

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