Battle for Cydonia Review
- Fast gameplay with tonnes of visual effects.
- Lots of content to plow through.
- Long missions and endless waves of enemies can be daunting.
2360: Battle for Cydonia will provide you with an unrelenting challenge while making you and your mech look like a kung-fu master. Casual fans can still enjoy the app, but only in bite sized chunks.
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2360: Battle for Cydonia by Brisk Mobile is the one of the latest mech shooters available for the App Store. With gameplay that combines real time strategy and action rpgs it's a frantically paced game, though this may not be as exciting as it sounds.
With a top down RTS-inspired view point and interface, your mech uses a simple set of commands to lock on and eliminate enemies. The controls are intuitive and perfect for touch devices, which is a god-send for dealing with the hordes of enemies that are thrown at you. Drawing a path sets your mech on his merry way, while tapping enemies and the screen allows you to assign each arm to firing multiple units. There's an adjustment period for getting used to the independent firing, but you'll soon be laying down heavy fire on multiple targets easily.
For all its frantic action Battle for Cydonia doesn't have a lot happening. Missions can take a long time to complete thanks to needing to deal with endless swarms of enemies. The game does auto-save on quit, so jumping in and out of a long mission isn't impossible. The graphics are exciting and the special effects are plentiful, but you'll eventually want to use iTunes to replace the single endlessly looping Command and Conquer-esque heavy rock track.
If you're an action fan after a game with a bit of meat to the gameplay Battle for Cydonia will have you busy for hours, but casual gamers might find the gameplay a bit unrelenting to enjoy.
DescriptionMake your mech battle like a kung-fu master! A top hit in over 20 countries, Battle for Cydonia has had over 1 million downloads!
The year is 2360, the battleground is Mars, and the war is between two factions competing for the right to colonize the red planet. Fighting for the resistance, you command the Datalus-5 - a mech capable of unprecedented agility and outfitted with a growing array of devastating weapons.
Innovative touch responses puts you in control of the Datalus-5. Draw a path and watch your weapon of war follow your orders. Firing on multiple enemies? No problem. Using multi-touch, tap on multiple foes and aim your fire in multiple directions. Even drag your finger across the screen to lay down a sheet of covering fire. Whatever it takes to defeat your enemy.
Crisp visual effects from lasers, missiles and other weapons combine with clear sound effects and a roaring sound track to made Battle for Cydonia an instant hit. Whether you’re new to gaming or a seasoned vet – Battle for Cydonia will challenge and impress you.
“John Woo meets MechWarrior – Battle for Cydonia does a great job in keeping its Mech combat fresh...huge range of interesting weapons and items to unlock..engaging mission objectives... a staple on our devices for a while to come.” - TouchArcade.com
“Finally a step away from the dreaded V-Pad! The interface in Battle of Cydonia is a mix of shooter and flight-control like mechanics that work amazingly well.” - TouchMyApps.com
“Ambidextrous Metal Carnage!! Put simply, Battle for Cydonia rocks.” - NoDPad.com
“Battle for Cydonia will provide you with an unrelenting challenge while making you and your mech look like a kung-fu master.” - AppSpy.com
“Sound effects are amazing, including machine gun like artillery, fiery blasts, coupled with a hard pounding guitar rock soundtrack that enhances the action.” - AppSafari.com
•Multiple weapon configurations – arm yourself for each battle.
•Fully customize your mech with upgrades for armor, weapons and more!
•Slamming sound track or listen to your own music
•Outlast your friends in Survival Mode.
•Open Feint integration with global leaderboards and achievements.
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