Major Mayhem Review
- Surprisingly fun gameplay.
- Clear visual design.
- Easy to pick-up gameplay.
- Some lag issues on older iDevices.
- Little variation between levels.
Part Operation Wolf, this Ninja kill-a-thon is loads more fun than it probably has any right to be.
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Ninjas are attacking and they've taken your girlfriend somehow. That's the premise of Adult Swim's latest foray into mobile gaming. As Major Mayhem, you need to travel deep into the heart of enemy territory and slaughter hundreds of ninjas mercilessly to make the world safer... and for booty.
The game has sort of a Time Crisis / Operation Wolf vibe to it. You run from cover to cover and you pop out to mow down ninjas. Your gun is fired by tapping the screen where you want to shoot, and most ninjas will go down with a well placed bullet (ninjas with hats are a little tougher). Most of their fire will miss you, but a bullet with a red mark around it will hit you if you're not careful. These can be avoided by either ducking back into cover or shooting it out of the air.
Each level awards you up to three medals depending on how well you chained together kill multipliers and attacked random livestock for points. There are plenty of weapon upgrades to aid in keeping your score alive and enacting ninja genocide, as well as mini platforming segments between bouts of cover.
The game has a rather odd art style, kind of caught in the middle of low res polygons and textures and a cel-shaded cartoon look. There is however a nice use of color and you'll never have a problem noticing ninjas or their projectiles. The music has an adrenaline pumping action movie feel to it that never dulls through the game's cavalcade of missions.
One criticism of this title is that the isn't too much variation between levels and especially in the jungle sections, many levels feel like you're just going through the motions yet again. Also on older iDevices there are some lag issues and the loading times are a little longer than they should be. With that said, this game is a lot of fun and should satisfy anyone with a desire for a good action game.
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Touch Arcade says Major Mayhem's 2.0 update is "ridiculously huge...almost feels like a completely new game!"
“One of the best rail shooters on the App Store!” -IGN 8.5/10
"It's funny, fast, violent, and leaves you wanting more." -PocketGamer Silver Medal
"I got points for Chicken Combos." -AppSafari 4.5/5
Meet the newest recruit in the Adult Swim Games army: Major Mayhem. He's got an itchy trigger finger, some scratchy stubble, and a fondness for shooting dudes in the face. Run and gun your way through gorgeous 3D environments as you embark on a mission to rescue your kidnapped girlfriend from the Forces of Evil. Guns, grenades and an assortment of other tools of destruction are at your disposal, and you'll need every last one of 'em. So what are you waiting for, Major Mayhem? The future of the Free World -- and your love life -- hangs in the balance.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
>> "This is slaughter done right, with enormous weaponry and a huge sense of fun." -PocketGamer
>> "…extremely enjoyable and addictive. Major Mayhem takes elements from an Operation Wolf style shooting gallery, Canabalt platforming, Gears of War duck-and-cover and Max Payne bullet time, and mixes it into an action-packed budget platformer that’s hard to put down." —TouchGen
>> "Major Mayhem is one of the best rail shooters on the App Store." -IGN
>> "Bring[s] back memories of such games as Lethal Enforcers and Virtua Cop, or even more recent fare such as the Resident Evil Chronicles games for the Wii, though without being quite as serious as any of those." -Slide to Play
• Universal app, optimized for play on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad
• 45 levels of non-stop action
• 4 game modes
• Game Center Leaderboards
• 100 achievements
• 150 mini mission objectives
• 5 power ups
• Battle your way past hordes of enemies in three picturesque environments: Tropics, Metropolis and Desert
• 20 unique weapons in your arsenal to deal out MAJOR MAYHEM, like:
>> Automatic Shotgun
>> Quadzooka (like a Bazooka only more massive-er!)
>> And more!
• 42 costumes and hats to make your Major's fashion conscience which dealing massive devastation!
• Save the world, and your girlfriend
HAVING PROBLEMS? Help us fix any issues you run into while playing - email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you're seeing along with the device/OS version you're on.
What's New in Version 2.3• Weapons now unlock through rank (minigoals) rather than coins can be won in the reward roulette
• iCloud support (make sure you're logged into Game Center and iCloud)
• Various under the hood tweaks and fixes
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