Monster Shooter is a fast-paced shooting game with fun graphics and interesting game play. Shooting games are always a challenge for me, since I never quite hit the right buttons — but this game seems to agree with my novice fingers, and I’m still playing it to this day.
The game’s rule is simple: kill or be killed. The hero has to defend himself (or itself) from a host of monsters coming from all sides, equipped with the most basic of weapons. The playing area is fixed, so the hero can only move around a limited area while shooting down monsters. One of the main things to do to avoid getting killed is to remember to maintain enough distance from the enemies and give the hero an escape route, no matter how small.
There are three game modes: story, survival, and lost levels. Story requires completing a progression of levels, while survival allows for unlimited playing time. The lost levels is available as an in-app purchase.
Within the confines of the war zone, power-ups and health regeneration items are neatly tucked away in a few corners. One has to wait for the right time to use these, as using them too early (or too late) can mean a world of difference. When some monsters are killed, they emit cash, which the hero should immediately grab otherwise it disappears. Dead monsters also emit orbs (little blue glowing lights) that the hero can collect to regenerate health.
Halfway into the game, a Perks icon pops up on the top left corner of the screen. When pressed, this pauses the game and gives the player several added hero powers including better health regeneration, faster reloading, and increased enemy damage. This is especially useful in the early stages of the game when the hero is not well-equipped with any added fire power.
Game controls are set in two modes: manual and auto aiming. Both have their own pros and cons, so it’s just a matter of preference. I find that auto aiming works better because I don’t have to navigate the hero too much for him to start shooting.
Weapons and other items are offered in the shop, but they’re pretty expensive and it will take time to buy any of them if one doesn’t purchase more monster cash from the Play Store. As an alternative, the app does offer cash when you download other apps.
Performance is quite okay with this game, although it seems to load slower when the device isn’t connected to the Internet. It’s possible this is caused by ads which load around the same time. This game is ad-supported, so be prepared to get banner pop-ups while navigating in and out the game menus.
Monster Shooter is not just any other shooting game. With its highly entertaining trailers and graphics, flexible game modes and controls, and helpful power-ups, it’s hard not to like it just because it has a few quirks. Anyone giving this a spin would agree that it’s definitely worth the download.
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