Soon after getting into the Love Live School Idol Festival mobile game I wanted to see if I could find a male idol version of it and there seems to be quite a few. Went with IDOLiSH7 as I was the most familiar with it as the character designs being done by Tanemura Arina has been covered on Anime News Network. Also as it only focuses on two groups (IDOLiSH7 and TRIGGER) while some of the other games have more and I knew if I was going to get sucked into a game with media release I would not like to go completely broke with it. Especially since I am not done catching up with Uta no Prince-sama releases as it is.
the tumblr for the game. (This is actually the best source for game information in English in general.)
Experience for the cards can be earned two ways, playing the games or by using other cards. The second method costs gold and the higher the level the higher the cost. And each time you rank up a card, like a N to an R, the level of the card goes back to 1. There are no bonuses to leveling up the cards to their max level though so there is little reason to keep trainee cards once you have ranked them up. The main cast cards are worth hanging onto as each has a special attribute that helps you play the rhythm game.
I already have the two CD singles that have been released so far on their way with the next Uta no Prince-sama Shining Theater release and will be adding them to my reviews on one of the off weeks from reviewing another Utapri CD. And I want to see about getting the light novel and manga to see if I cannot get the card codes for those. Or I have fallen for this series and this is how I am going to get through the wait for something new for Utapri. Not like I needed another series to get invested in, but I still got one and I am enjoying the hell out of it.