Playing similarly to other MOBAs (such as League of Legends and Dota 2), Wonderland Wars features a distinct storybook-fantasy theme (where the setting and characters are based on classic literature and folk stories) and a unique control scheme made for arcade play (including a thumbstick controller resembling a cauldron and a touch-based stylus resembling a writing pen).
Similar to other MOBAs, teams of players must guide lanes of minions towards enemy towers in an attempt to destroy them, followed by the enemy's base. The game is unique for its touch controls, which are primarily used for ranged attacking (through either straight or free-form lines) and performing special abilities (by throwing out "cards"). While players start with all characters unlocked, they must earn, craft, or purchase cards of different rarities. Similar to other networked arcade games at the time, Wonderland Wars supports online multiplayer and persistent player profiles (through IC cards, and the online Wonder.NET service).
Along with the base arcade games, players can find a terminal cabinet called a "Wonderland Library". Added on April 21, 2016, this unit can be used to watch saved replays from multiple angles and save them as movie files (through a USB or smartphone). The game received numerous revisions since its release, adding new game modes, cards, stages, and characters.
In addition to multiple books and drama CDs based on the series, as well as guest appearances from other series (such as Persona 5), the game later received a short-lived spin-off mobile game called League of Wonderland.
Characters & Roles
Most characters are based on main characters from folk stories or classic literature. Some of these characters are used as the base for multiple characters (such as Iron Hook and Death Hook, Shadow Alice and Little Alice, Wicked Dorothy and Dorothy Gale, and Peter the Kid and Nightmare Kid).
Focused more on eliminating enemy minions through efficient draw shots and area-of-effect spells.
- Cendrillon (サンドリヨン) - Cinderella.
- Coppélia (コッペリア) - Coppélia.
- Dreamer (ドルミール) - Sleeping Beauty.
- Hoori (火遠理) - Urashima Tarō.
- Iron Hook (アイアン・フック) - Peter Pan.
- Jadoumaru (邪道丸) - Kintarō.
- Jean (ジーン) - Aladdin.
- Kibitsuhiko (吉備津彦) - Momotarō.
- Kurama (クラマ) - Gikeiki.
- Ma'at (マァト) - Book of the Dead.
- Magus Crown (マグス・クラウン) - The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- Merrow (メロウ) - The Little Mermaid.
- Mirabelle (ミラベル) - Beauty and the Beast.
- Puppy (パピール) - Original character.
- Rin (リン) - The Little Match Girl.
- Rosa (ローザ) - Original character, presumably based on The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
- Schneewittchen (シュネーヴィッツェン) - Snow White.
- Shadow Alice (シャドウ・アリス) - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Taisei (大聖) - Journey to the West.
- Tamamo (玉藻) - Tamamo-no-Mae.
- Tsukuyomi (ツクヨミ) - The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
- Ura (温羅) - Momotarō.
Focused more on eliminating enemy players through high-powered straight shots and single-target spells.
- Arlequin (エルルカン) - The Pied Piper of Hamelin.
- Ashenputtel (アシェンプテル) - Cinderella.
- Biko (美猴) - Journey to the West.
- Daji (妲己) - Daji.
- Death Hook (デス・フック) - Peter Pan.
- Fii Rapunzel (フィー・ラプンツェル) - Rapunzel.
- Joker (ジョーカー) - Guest character from Persona 5.
- Juze (ジュゼ) - The Adventures of Pinocchio.
- Kaidoumaru (怪童丸) - Kintarō.
- Little Alice (リトル・アリス) - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Malik (マリク) - Aladdin.
- Miksa (ミクサ) - The Little Match Girl.
- Miyukino (深雪乃) - Yuki-onna.
- Nightmare Kid (ナイトメア・キッド) - Peter Pan.
- Robin Sherwood (ロビン・シャーウッド) - Robin Hood.
- Ruka (ルカ) - Original character, presumably based on The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
- Scarlet (スカーレット) - Little Red Riding Hood.
- Shana (遮那) - Gikeiki.
- Wicked Dorothy (ウィキッド・ドロシィ) - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Yami Kibitsu (闇吉備津) - Momotarō.
Focused more on buffing allies and obstructing enemies through spells.
- Dorothy Gale (ドロシィ・ゲイル) - The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
- Épine (エピーヌ) - Sleeping Beauty.
- Kaguya (かぐや) - The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.
- Maid Marian (メイド・マリアン) - Robin Hood.
- Meidi (メイディ) - Original character, presumably based on The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
- Peter the Kid (ピーター・ザ・キッド) - Peter Pan.
- Sigrdrífa (シグルドリーヴァ) - Snow White.
- Sirenetta (シレネッタ) - The Little Mermaid.
- Tatara (多々良) - Momotarō.
- Vice (ヴァイス) - Little Red Riding Hood.
- Wadatsumi (ワダツミ) - Urashima Tarō.
- Yukuikoro (ユクイコロ) - Yuki-onna.