Heavy Gunner 3D [rating: 5/5]
It is the occasional pleasure in the App Store to find a game you can get lost in. The kind of game that you pick up, play, and before you know it an hour has passed. Heavy Gunner 3D by Com2us is just such a game. Its immersive, easy to understand gameplay makes for hours of mayhem and destruction.
The plot of Heavy Gunner 3D is simple. Earth has been invaded by an alien menace and you are one of a few that are Humanity’s last hope. Driven back to a last line of defense, you and your fellow soldiers must hold off and drive back the attacking hordes. Your primary weapon in this task is a turret armed with two gun positions and a selection or armaments. You start out with two gatling-style guns with a limited but effective ability to dispatch the enemy.
Heavy Gunner implements a point upgrade system that allows you to upgrade the lethality of current weapons or to new and deadlier weapons systems. Points are earned at the end of each mission. Save up your points to move to something newer and deadlier or gradually upgrade the lethality or your current arsenal.
Controls in Heavy Gunner are easy to use and such appeal to any gamer. Since your turret is stationary, the only thing that needs to move are your guns and the surrounding environment. Each gun has a firing button that allows the player to move the gun and fire. If you set the tilt movement option the environment is moved using the accelerometer and the tap option lets the player move it with a tap and drag motion. After you have defeated the swarm of aliens in front of you, you’ll need to move the environment to center on the next alien swarm indicated on your radar.
As I indicated at the beginning of my review, Heavy Gunner is a simple yet enthralling and complex game that will captivate you for hours. The graphics are beautiful and the ambient sound effects are well done. You really get the feel for defending Earth and repelling the alien hordes. For all of you social gamers, Heavy Gunner implements a local and global high score system so you can compete against friends and foes alike.
Heavy Gunner is an excellent, well executed game that will keep you coming back for more. Pick this game up today, you won’t regret it.
- Immersive environment
- Well executed game controls
- Great graphics and sound effects
The Not So Good:
- Achievements would be a nice addition to the social gaming aspects of Heavy Gunner
Reviewed By: Erin Peterson