Storm the Train Review
- Satisfying carnage as you tear through zombies and robots.
- Upgrades tied to mission completion creates almost a level up system in place as you play.
- Far too much emphasis on grinding the game to meet the high shop prices for upgrades (unless you wish to spend money).
Think Monster Dash with secret agents on top of a train, fighting zombies and robots, and you're pretty close.
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Upon first loading up Storm the Train, you can be forgiven thinking you're about to play an action or stealth based game centered around robbing trains. Instead we find ourselves with a Monster Dash type run and gun as you hop from one train to the next, collecting new weapons and loads of coins as you blast away the undead, robot hordes, and even ninjas.
And just like Monster Dash, the controls are a simple affair of on-screen directional buttons, a jump button, and of course a shoot button. For the most part the controls work well, but especially during the boss battles when you have to jump at a moment's notice and get in as much gunfire as you can before jumping again, the game lacks the fidelity you may desire in such tense situations.
And that's pretty much all there is. Run and gun, collect coins, and then use those coins to upgrade yourself once you die only to do the whole thing all over again. Special mention should be made of the items in the shop being linked to the stars you obtain completing missions. Most items are behind this star barrier, so it's almost like the game is regulating the pace of your upgrading (which is already covered by the exuberant pricing of everything). Since the running and gunning feels so good, no doubt all these items will add constant replay value to the game. It's just a shame the hoops it seems the player has to jump through to obtain them.
So with its solid presentation and a great feel, Storm the Train delivers as a mission based run and gun platformer. The store prices and their ties to mission progression favour either grinding or spending money, and that's unfortunate, but the experience can still be enjoyed regardless.
DescriptionA one-way ticket to sidescrolling mayhem!
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Send three guntoting agents aboard a locomotive packed with zombies, robots, ninjas and relentless boss battles. Get triggerhappy with an arsenal of upgradeable guns, drones and gadgets to complete missions and cause as much carnage as possible to rack up a high score.
Send your trio of agents on a rampage of destruction against unending hordes of zombies, robots, ninjas and relentless boss battles in this explosive, guns blazing sidescroller.
TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION
With a swipe of your finger, switch between your Heavy, Soldier and Medic to exploit their strengths and unleash their firepower. Take to the skies with a jetpack, use vehicles of mass destruction and the extra firepower of drones to storm the train in style, rescue hostages and complete your mission objectives.
Grab as many coins as possible and complete mission objectives to unlock new outfits, guns, gadgets, drones and upgrades – the more mayhem you cause, the higher your score.
•Classic sidescrolling gameplay with explosive action
•Agents with different skills and abilities, switchable at any time
•Upgrade weapons, drones, and gadgets
•Amazing action and deadly enemies
•Destroy as much as possible to get the highest score
•UNIVERSAL: Works on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
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