Nov 25, 2016
Strap in. Battleship Lonewolf: Space TD is a hard ride, and being a hero is never short journey.
Queen Rucca and the Flenarrets are the aggressor, and its up to you, as the captain of Lonewolf, to stave them off.
Graphically, it’s easy to enjoy. The battle scenes highlight some engaging graphics, and the outer space motif is mostly well done; blended simulated lights and great use of color are present throughout. Superimposed on this are the primary graphics: ships here and there, projectiles, explosion remnants along with delightfully smooth animations.
The sound pops as well, giving the game a futuristic feel while helping create a battlefield experience.
It all comes together as a battle against waves and waves — and bigger, scarier waves — of opponents. The hands-on tutorial helps one to understand the basics, which consists of prepping the ship for battle using a selection of weapons available, and proceeding to the mission on hand.
The ship is controlled by finger gesture; it perpetually goes forward, and the player can turn it on its axis to guide its general direction. A radar system of sorts tells players of incoming enemies and shows them where they are coming from, and the player can then direct the automatic turrets in their direction, and, with some maneuvering, duck incoming fire. All combatants (including the player) have life bars; of course, the idea is to empty theirs before they empty yours.
Destroyed enemies leave behind valuable materials, so the player can look to collect these orbs. The action usually continues until a boss vessel appears. This final one usually has a special ability that makes it tough to beat. And, by the way, there is a time limit.
Success opens subsequent levels.
One aspect of this game that is commendable is its simplicity. There isn’t any convoluted upgrade mechanism involving multiple types of currency; in this, you complete the missions, and get more stuff unlocked. You can also upgrade ship attributes at your own pace, and failed missions can be repeated.
It might feel a bit monotonous, but for the most part it does wave battling quite well.
Being a futuristic champion of the people is not easy, Captain.