Clicker Heroes is an idle or incremental game (also known as clicker games. In a clicker game, the player only performs a simple action, like clicking a button. 

The player is rewarded with an in-game currency that can be used to purchase things to make the player faster or stronger. As Clicker Heroes is also a free-to-play game, it requires microtransactions to buy “rubies”, the game’s in-game currency


When Clicker Heroes was originally launched for browsers in 2014, it received a positive reception. In 2015 it was also released for mobile devices. Let's read on and learn about how you can play the game and acquire currency during gameplay.

How to Play Clicker Heroes on a Mobile Device
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What Is the Game About?

The player’s goal in Clicker Heroes is to obtain Heroes Souls and Ancient Souls. The process to get these starts when the player is clicking on the enemy to damage it. 

Eventually, the player must kill the enemy. When killed, the enemy drops gold that the player can use to purchase characters.


These characters increase the player’s total damage per second rate. The player has to kill 10 enemies in one level to advance. Every fifth level is a boss-level where the player only has to kill one boss to advance. Every hundredth boss is called a Primal Boss. When a Primal Boss is killed by the player, Hero Souls are dropped.  

The Hero Souls are then used to buy Ancients. Depending on which Ancient is purchased, the player receives benefits. 

How to Get the Game on Your Mobile Device

Clicker Heroes is available on the App Store for iOS devices. It requires at least iOS 8.0. The game is compatible with all iOS mobile devices. For Android devices, it is available from the Google Play Store.


The game is free, but in-app currency purchases are needed to start playing. The game’s currency is called “Rubies”. The prices are as follows.

  • 550 Rubies: $4.99
  • 200 Rubies: $1.99
  • 1,150 Rubies: $9.99
  • 2,400 Rubies: $19.99
  • 6,250 Rubies: $49.99
  • 14,000 Rubies: $99.99

What Is Different in the Mobile Version?

All the old features that have always been part of the browser version are still in the mobile version, but there are a few exciting new features when playing on mobile. 

You can now form clans by joining other players. The players can then take on the new mighty immortals as part of a clan. 

That's not all! Multiplayer battles can be organized against the bosses. Google Play Game Services Leaderboards and Achievements are also incorporated, and the game now has multi-language support. 

Guidelines for Beginners

Monsters and Gold

The monsters appear on the right-hand side of the screen. The heroes, gold, and abilities are shown on the left. The player must click on monsters to defeat them. If a monster is defeated, it drops gold. 

The player picks up the gold by hovering over it. The gold is used to upgrade your abilities. 

When 10 creatures (or one boss) have been defeated, you proceed to fight tougher creatures. Remember to log in to the game to save your progress.

First Run And Style

How to Play Clicker Heroes on a Mobile Device
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When you begin your first run, decide on your playstyle. The passive playstyle is recommended, as it allows you to build up gold quickly, while the game is running in the background.  

By getting through the first 100 to 150 zones, you learn how to play on the go. When to ascend depends on the game, but remember that you want to unlock as many Hero Souls as you can when you ascend.

When you ascend, you lose basically everything. You only keep your Rubies, Achievements, Ancients, Relics, and Clans.

Your First Ascension

After you’ve ascended for the first time, you choose a build path. Use your Hero Souls, and choose an Ancient that will give you nice features with the passive path you’ve chosen. 

Next, you have to focus on clearing the zones past level 100. You now start to unlock gilds and relics. When you are on level 300, you can transcend as soon as you’ve beaten the boss. 

To be on this level indicates that you are familiar with the basics. You are now rewarded with bonus Hero Souls when you defeat Primal Bosses. 

Now, your aim is to get as far as possible into the game.


Clicker Heroes is a mobile game for both the old and the young. As an idle game, it is relatively easy to play and can keep you busy for hours. 

You can play it on most mobile devices, as it’s available for iOS and Android devices. Check it out today!