My Army Review
- Publisher: Distinctive Developments Ltd
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 21 Jan, 2012
- Size: 26.3 MB
- Price: $0.99
- Gradual increase in difficulty as the game progresses.
- The ability to draft your Facebook friends into your army, only to send them into mortal peril.
- A healthy dose of upgrades and progression.
- The tutorial plays on every game.
- The placement of obstacles always seems to impose on your desire to collect more ammo.
A tilt based endless runner that ties in progression, upgrades and social media to create an enjoyable campaign.
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We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender etcetera, etcetera. When Winston Churchill gave that rousing speech to the House of Commons in 1940, he would probably have no clue that his words would be used to introduce the review for a fun little iPhone game titled My Army. Does it have any relevance outside the game starting on an Omaha-esque beachhead? Not so much, but it seemed as apt as anything else.
My Army starts off rather simple and slowly ramps up the difficulty through the consistent inclusion of new additions to gameplay. Initially you're just tilting your device to run your four soldiers around mines and barbed wire. Then the enemy arrives and you have to keep collecting ammo drops to shoot them dead. After that missiles and bomb drops try and hone in on your position, and following that, who knows what madness awaits. Between the tilting, tapping and swiping, survival becomes increasingly difficult as the sheer amount of things to watch out for on screen can become overwhelming. When death finally arrives, your squad earns rank upgrades and army points can be used to unlock uniforms and vehicles to aid you in liberating the forty-five countries being oppressed by the enemy.
An interesting aspect of the game is the links to social media. Using Facebook you can recruit your friends into your army and then the high scores, objectives, and achievements become something to share between the lot of you. Of course this can have the opposite effect if you keep purposely getting your friends killed, but I ask you, what kind of person would engage in such behavior?
My Army is simple to start playing and soon becomes quite addictive. The objectives and unlockables give you a reason to keep striving for the next country to be liberated, and the Facebook integration adds a personal touch to the proceedings. If you want to start quoting Churchill at the beginning of each run, we won't judge you.
DescriptionPress reports from the My Army Propaganda Office:
"You'd be hard pressed to find a more frantic, heart pounding experience...it's a ball-breaking, time-sapping winner. 8/10" - Pocketgamer
“Repeated attempts to top the high score inevitably follow, along with much tilting, swiping, gnashing of teeth and tearing of hair – hallmarks of the just-one-more-go greats.” – The Observer Newspaper
"Plenty of fun and it keeps you coming back for more" - Arcadelife
“Great entertainment value! Must-Have Award!” - iReviewt
“If you’re looking for a simple yet fun iOS top-down shooter, especially one which has fairly obvious old-school leanings, then make sure you start downloading My Army now, it’s well worth a look.” - Godisageek.com
The World is at war and MY ARMY needs you to join the fight in this fun-filled endless running game!
The enemy is progressing fast, occupying countries and spreading their terror across our precious lands. It is time for the real heroes to step in and liberate the war-torn countries from the deadly hold of these evil enemy forces. Recruit your very own band of brothers from Facebook, rescue POWs and just soldier on for dear life. The fate of the World is in your hands so put your best foot forward and sign up now!
“WE’RE IN THE ARMY NOW”
Round up your elite squad from FACEBOOK and head out to the battlefield. Keep your platoon safe and rescue POWs to join the troops to help you get further. Share your stories from the front on your wall and let the hero tributes roll in.
“ANOTHER ONE BITES THE BULLET”
The enemy is strong and clever – you never know where the next strike will come from. They are planting mines, hurling missiles, setting places on fire and are fully stocked up with weapons we have never seen before! Unlock VEHICLES and UNIFORMS to keep your squad fighting for longer.
“45 NATION ARMY”
With 45 countries desperately clinging to hope of liberation, your troops have a tough task ahead of them. Your bravery will earn your squad higher RANKS and valuable ARMY POINTS, which allow you to trade with the enemy and set the suffering nations free.
“TAKE CONTROL OF THE MISSION: POSSIBLE”
TILT to guide your squad, TAP to detonate the shells and SWIPE to re-target the bombs. Complete your OBJECTIVES for extra ARMY POINTS and grant yet another country their freedom back.
“WINNER TAKES IT ALL”
Game Center achievements and leaderboards will be featuring only the greatest war heroes of our time.
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