Mecho Wars

Posted June 15, 2009 11:34am


4 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $4.99
  • SOUND: 4
  • CONTROL: 4
  • FUN: 4
  • VALUE: 4
SUMMARY: A turn-based game that plays much like Advanced Wars

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Mecho Wars is a turned-based strategy game for the iPhone and iPod Touch developed by Oyaji games that emulates some of the best features of other games in the genre and brings some new ones to the table. Users who have ever played the popular turn-based game Advanced Wars for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance will instantly realize the similarities. This is a good thing as Advanced Wars was an excellent game.

Mechanics such as different units and counters, bases to control and animated battle scenes have all made their way to this app. Players must create different units and try to overwhelm their opponents and eventually take over the enemy bases. Tapping on a unit will move that unit and then offer options on whether that unit can attack, capture or just stay. Along with these standard features come some new ones that change how the game can be played. A day and night system has been implemented. When the clock strikes 1:00am, all the water in the land freezes and provides a way for units to get around that wasn't available previously. Also, gold mines must also be controlled to earn money to buy units. This type of gameplay can be really fun and offers many different experiences to play through.

There is both a single player campaign to play through as well as a multiplayer option that can be played on the same device or soon, players will have the option to play online against others around the world. Overall, Mecho Wars is a great accomplishment on the iPhone in terms of turn-based games and really brings the excitement of the genre to new levels.

If you enjoyed the strategy and planning of Advanced Wars on you gameboy advanced, check out Mecho Wars. It has mostly everything that you would want and retails for a relatively cheaper price.