Robot Wars Meets Terminator Mixed with Iron Man
“Come with me if you want to live.” No, you aren’t in the film Terminator and there’s no T-800, to worry about. However, Iron Wars Mech Battle does have robots and lots of them. Well, robots may not be the correct terminology. A better description would probably be mechs. Even Tony Stark would be brimming with jealousy upon seeing these mechs in action.
Developed by Wooden Sword, Iron Wars Mech Battle, is an action-packed third person shooter chock full of robot madness that would make Skynet, the organization that created cyborg killing machines that look a lot like Arnold Schwarzenegger, blush.
Gameplay, WinWing Similarities
Do you remember the game WinWing? Of course, you do. Well, Iron Wars Mech Battle, is in the same vein. Both games have similar mechanics. You shoot enemies and hope to survive the onslaught that will occur. Upon starting their adventure, gamers are introduced to Wednesday, a loveable and helpful robot. Wednesday serves as the mentor type figure we’ve seen a billion times before, except he’s much cuter. Wednesday introduces players to the plot which like WinWing, consists of you using your robot to vanquish enemy droids in waves, upgrading your attributes and weaponry as you progress.
Basically, you go to different rooms and deal with a barrage of enemies until you reach the boss. Nothing terribly difficult.
Weapons and Enemies
What’s a robot without weapons? A sitting duck if you ask me! Luckily, Iron Wars Mech Battle, offers a wide variety of goodies for players to choose from. There are two types of cannons for your mech to use, a main cannon and a side cannon. Both can be equipped with several armaments such as lasers, shotguns, plasma cannons, fusion rifles and miniguns. Each can be upgradable via coins or items called details. Upgrading increases your weapons attack power to help you better combat the enemies you’ll encounter.
Speaking of enemies, baddies for the most part aren’t pushovers. Enemy mechs have plenty of weaponry of their own capable of destroying you. As you encounter foes, you’ll have to dodge bullets, missiles and even a few will attempt to charge you like a battering ram. Smashing! Most enemies provide a challenge, and some are easier to deal with than others. However, don’t let your guard down. Things ramp up as you progress, and boss fights up the ante in terms of overall difficulty.
Collecting Gold, Diamonds, and Boxes
Everyone loves collectibles! Or do they? No matter where you stand, collectibles are a big part of a lot of games. As tedious as it may be to collect these little nuggets, most are immensely helpful when it comes to either progressing the story or upgrading various items. Iron Wars Mech Battle has a lot of different collectibles. One such collectible is coins. Coins are collected after defeating enemies and can be used to help upgrade your mechs weapons, bodies, and computer chips.
Diamonds are another crucial aspect of gameplay. Obtaining diamonds occurs when you complete an achievement. For example, if you repair your mech, you get 20 diamonds. Want an achievement for upgrading your mech? 15 diamonds are yours! Each achievement has a certain number of diamonds for players to obtain. It’s not just achievements however, diamonds are also linked to different boxes that merchant bots, gift you in game. You get a rare box, 75 diamonds, an epic box, 125 diamonds and for big spenders, a legendary box that costs a whopping, 275 diamonds! Take my advice, make sure you save your diamonds and use them only when necessary. You’ll thank me later.
Boxes are where things get fun. After collecting the diamonds, you need players have the option of choosing that box and being rewarded with its contents. What are those contents? Honestly, it varies but the items help you in the long run. They can be anything from weapons, to a new mech body and even computer chips that can increase your overall health. Pretty neat, don’t you think? Quite so. Just be sure that whatever equipment you get you make sure to upgrade it once you have gold and other materials you need!
Overall Impressions and Thoughts
Iron Wars Mech Battle is a total blast! Saying it’s fun just doesn’t seem to do the game justice. There’s enough weapon variety and plenty of robots shooting other robots to blow each other up. What’s not to love about that? The game is akin to WinWing and though Wooden Sword hasn’t reinvented the wheel, what they have done is provided a truly joyful experience with robots. If you enjoy cool robot action and third-person shooters, Iron Wars Mech Battle is right up your alley.
Is It Hardcore?
A resounding hell yes!
Wooden Sword hasn’t reinvented the wheel, but saying Iron Wars Mech Battle is fun just doesn’t do the game justice. It’s an enjoyable experience with robots where you shoot other robots and blow things up.