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にゃんこ大戦争 (Nyanko Daisensō, Nyanko Great War) is a Tower Defense and Casual game published by PONOS. It is a basic free-to-play game. Since the start of the iOS version in November 25th, 2012, the game reached 55 million downloads in November 2020. The game has 3 alternate versions, namely in Korean (냥코 대전쟁 nyan-ko dae-jeon-jaeng, Cat Catastrophe), Traditional Chinese (貓咪大戰爭 mao-mi-da-zhan-zheng, The Cat's Great Battle) and English (The Battle Cats). There is also a Nintendo 3DS version of the game: とびだす!にゃんこ大戦争 (Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensō, Jump Out! Nyanko Great War), released in May 2015.


Nyanko Great War has reached 65 million downloads worldwide!
Very popular all over the world! Easy to play for everyone!
A cat battle game!
The creepy cat army is invading Japan, the future,
and even the ends of the universe!
A chance to start anew, even if you've played before!

◆ The Rules are simple! Simple battle! ◆
Tap the cat of your choice to launch it!!
Use the "Cat Cannon" to turn the tables!!
You win the game by attacking the enemy's castle!!
Some stages seem impossible to clear
If you Google it you can usually find a strategy!!

◆ Enjoy the game at your own pace ◆
This game is only for you and your cat!!
There are no friends who don't know who you are!!
Proceed with the invasion at your own pace!!

◆ Creepy, Cute, Beautiful ◆
These cats are beyond your imagination!!
Watch as the cats evolve in unexpected ways!!
Check out the cat book for a
peek into the world of kittens!!

◆ More and more useful features added! ◆
Save the line-up of stages you've already cleared.
Leadership recovery item "Leadership"
Zombie attack notification function
Guerrilla stage notification function
Welcome to those who used to play before!!!
The industry's first!? You can start from the state of clearing Chapter 3 of the Japanese edition
The "Restart Pack" is introduced at the start of the game!

*You can enjoy "Nyanko Great War" for free until the end, but some paid contents are also available.
Presented by PONOS


  • The gameplay is quite simple. Just tap the unit on the bottom of the screen and it will send out that unit to face the enemy units.


The plot is the same as The Battle Cats.



  • This game contains most of the Cat Units that are listed in the Cat Release Order and Cat Units pages.
  • There are many cats exclusive to this version.


Chapters and Stages

The same as The Battle Cats in most parts, it has:

Main BCEN (OldCurrent) • BCJP • BCTW • BCKR • 3DS (Name Comparisons) • Minna de Nyanko DaisensouJP only, removedSwitchRegional Differences
Spin-offs Kumanchu RoyaleJP only, removed, old generation phonesBattle Cats RangersremovedNyanko RunawayJP only, removedNyanko Defence ForceJP only, removedNyanko New JapanJP onlyGo! Go! Pogo CatThe Burgle CatsBattle Cats Quest
Related Mr. seriesremovedGirlsMonsJP only, removed • NamesutaJP only, removedKyoto ProjectJP only, removedYuru-i GeGeGe no Kitarou: Youkai Dotabata DaisensouJP only
Main Menu
Main Menu Main MenuCat BeaconBCJP onlyInvite Friends to get MonekoremovedSerial CodesremovedGame Updates
Game Modes Game ChaptersexplanationMain Chapters LevelslistEmpire of CatsInto the FutureCats of the CosmosThe Aku RealmsLegend StagesChallenge BattleCatclaw DojoRanking Dojo
Cat Base Menu
Upgrade Menu Cat Units (DictionaryallFull ListallRelease Orderall)

Rarities: Normal (NN) • Special (EX) • Rare (RR) • Super Rare (SR) • Uber Rare (UR) • Legend Rare (LR)
Base Upgrades: Cat CannonWorker Cat • Research • Accounting • Study • Energy
Related: Level-upUser RankTrue FormSpecial AbilitiesTalentsTalent Orbs

Equip Menu Cat Combo (Main ArticleRelease OrderOld Version)
Treasure Menu ExplanationTreasure Festival
Dictionary Menu Enemy Units (DictionaryallFull ListallSoL OrderUL OrderRelease Orderall)

Attributes: TraitlessRedFloatingBlackMetalAngelAlien (Starred) • ZombieAkuRelicTypelessSupreme LifeformWitchcollabEva Angelcollab

Gacha Menu Main ArticleFull ListUR GuaranteedStep Up
Other Menu Shop ItemsGamatoto ExpeditionOtoto Development TeamCatnip ChallengesOfficer's ClubMeow MedalsWildcat SlotsCat Scratcher
Items & Currencies XP • NP • Cat FoodBattle ItemsCataminsMaterials • Tickets • CatfruitCatseyes
Battle System
General Battle MechanismReward Mechanism
Gimmicks Timed Score Reward • Restriction (No ContinuesContinuation StageRestriction Stage)
Related to Main Chapters Zombie Outbreaks
Related to Legend Stages Special Events (Release Order) • Stage DifficultiesItem Drop Cats
Misc. Contents MerchandiseBCEN ExclusiveBCJP ExclusiveBCTW ExclusiveBCKR ExclusivePop Culture ReferencesApril Fools' JokesUnimplemented Features