Friday, 26 October 2012

Shoot em ' Up with Monster Shooter


Most aliens in video games or cartoons are villains. In Monster Shooter this holds true as well. For reasons unknown aliens have abducted your puppy. You love that puppy and have a space ship of your own so when this happens you embark on a mission to get your cute lovable pet at whatever cost. You are aided by an alien weapons dealer who helps you at a price. You two speak the same language, or at least understand each other.


 I may be getting lazy so I'll let the pictures do some of the talking. Screenshots of gameplay are always important in judging a game in my opinion.


 The cutscenes before each planet is very well drawn and hilarious. Put a smile on my face.


Enemies I've encountered.
Regular Green, Red Jellyfish with more HP, Purple Hulk, Pink Hulk. 

 The guns on the bottom of the screenshot above are actually in the game. I just haven't tried more than two of them.

I haven't gotten very far in the game (somewhere on the second or 3rd world). My last new enemies were the pink ones. Towards the end of my testing it became difficult for me to make money because the ammo for the gun I used(not the starting weapon) cost about the same as the reward/prize money obtained from each match. So while the game is fun at first, it gets really difficult really fast. Earning money becomes quite hard and there isn't very much you can do about it besides grind the easier levels A LOT. You can also purchases ingame money with real money.


Monster Shooter is Xperia Play Optimized.
 Use left pad to move, right pad to fire in a desired direction. You can also choose auto fire where the game chooses the closest enemy target to shoot. This however must be done before a match. One problem with the touchpad controls was the sensitivity of the mid pad between the two pads. Touching this part opens up the shop, which gets annoying in the heat of battle. Maybe this parts sensitivity may be turned down a notch or only make the very center activate the menu.

The smartphone app is FREE and available on both iOS and Android platforms. It is brought to you by the developers at Gamelion Studios. On Google Play the app has a high rating of 4.7 out of 5 and over 1 Million Downloads. Download the app and see for yourself. 

P.S. The game is monster shooting at aliens so it could also be called Alien Shooter. I'm not that great in English so I'm not sure which way the title means.



Either way,
Enjoy



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