Ever since I was a kid Ive always wanted to roll around in a Mech and blast stuff up. Ive played several different Mech online games on different consoles. I even acknowledge ive played a table top variant or two . So when I came across Mech Blaster I was eager too give it a shot. It reminds me of the old days of NES and there immense collection of 2d animation . I must confess ive always been a chump for the old nintendo and there ergonomically wrong rectangular shape controller. In my opinion that was when video gaming was at its finest, and this game brings back all thous old sparkling fuzzies. You know staying up way to late, drinking moutain dew, eaching chips and playing classics like Contra.
The story line is fairly easy … Human beings discovered that Mars has tremendous diamonds and we use these said diamonds as a clean power source. Clearly we cant pull through with out this energy source. There along with this seems to be an aliens species from different solar system that doesn’t care for our looting ways. So as the game says “The BATTLE is on!” . The ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and game play is fairly good . The computer graphics like i said remind me of the 8 bit NES days and for some reason I love it! The game is quick to set up and doesn’t require a whole lot of time devotion to play. Although I have played for a couple of hours on several sittings. The overall game is simple enough for the children to play. But the game is not to elementary that an grownup will be bored to death. If you find the game a little to elementary you can also play on difficult mode . Difficult mode is well insane to say the least. Your wrist joint and fingers might detest you after a few moments. But alas you must carry on, ET isnt going to kill themselves!
I take pleasure in the fact that you can customize your mech a bit. We have seen some divergence in the assorted accessories and weapon systems. Such as certain upgrades change your armour tier, speed or firing power. Personally Ive always enjoyed whopping amounts of damage so by nature I went top heavy with the damage. Ive invariably liked it when games yielded you command of your avatar or character. In Mech Blaster they do just the exact. Big beefy laser beam anyone? Yes sir I will take one! Thank you!
The controls are fairly simple. You can use wasd or your directional pad to move your mech. Then q and e change between your weapons . The left mouse button fires your weapon . The aim is to blow up aliens and there hives while collecting large diamonds. The diamonds are then brought back to your base of operations. There is various power ups which you can gather, that increase the velocity of your mech or your firing pace. Eventhough helpful, not really required . You have a very restricted amount of ammo but can get more to crop up bye killing aliens. And who doesn’t savour killing aliens. Definately not me sir, line them up single file and Ill mow them all down. Take that ET, im after your reices peaces buddy . All in all this game is pretty well made. Its not the very best game Ive played but exciting none the less. I would give it a PG rating for the computer animated violence. But its just aliens so who cares ! 🙂