If you enjoy games filled with guns, turf wars, and plenty of opportunities to fill unscrupulous baddies full of hot lead, you may like Happylatte's Days of Crime.
Days of Crime is a skill-based Player vs Player (PvP) combat-filled action title inspired by the 1979 movie The Warriors. In it, you’re pitted against hundreds of other gun-toting wannabe gangsters from around the globe and a range of NPC bosses.
Following a 5-year stint behind bars for an undisclosed crime, you return to your hometown with the sole aim of taking back the streets on which you were raised. You do this with a gun and a range of other deadly items.
Every time you take on a thug in Days of Crime, you’re entered into a first-person shooter-style real-time multiplayer duel against another player and not just a computer-controlled baddie. Your aim, naturally, is to gun down your opponent before she has the chance to do the same to you.
Unlike in a lot of games, however, simply tapping your device’s screen won't suffice here.
You have to physically tilt your smartphone up and down and side to side in order to aim your weapon, and then tap to fire. Similarly, when you’re out of ammo, you’re required to move your mobile into a flat position to reload it.
After each successful duel, you’ll earn cash and experience - the latter of which you use to increase the level of your character (who can be male or female).
You can then spend cash in the in-game store on items that will help you to overcome your foes, such as tear gas grenades that blind your opponent for a limited time and flying firecrackers that cause huge explosive damage.
According to Happylatte, Days of Crime is the only real-time PvP-focused gangster-themed shooting game available on the App Store and Google Play. Days of Crime also stands apart from other shooters thanks to its advanced customisation system.
As you progress through Days of Crime and earn more fame and fortune, you see, you can modify your character’s hair and skin, as well as the clothes that it wears. If you’re a little flush, you can purchase a wide variety of clothing items in the style of the game’s various gangs (which include the Streetz, the Mercs, the Triads, and the Mafia).
Oliver Bulloss, Happylatte’s senior product manager and the guy who knows more about Days of Crime than anybody else, is extremely proud of what the team has managed to achieve.
“Each one of the duel scenes really brings out the personality and look of the gangs. Secondly, I think that the art of the game is really impressive, and we were able to take both the 2D and 3D visuals to the next level,” he said. “Last but not least, the guns in the game look super-badass."
Days of Crime is free-to-play, and is available to download right now from the App Store and Google Play.
In a couple of weeks' time, Happylatte plan to launch a rather interesting photo contest with a massive $10,000 cash prize for the player who submits the most gangster-like photo over the course of a month.