Jungle Strike meets Iron Soldier, and guess what? The result is kind of fun. The two-player variation adds a challenging twist.
ProTip: Leave coolant where you find it unless you really need it. You can always retrieve it later.
MechWarrior 3050 is a thinking gamer's destruction derby. Strategy, patience, and accurate shooting are the minimum requirements. You pilot a mech: a mammoth, walking, gun-toting tank.
You start each level by selecting your weapons, then complete mission objectives like destroying enemy hangars and attacking an enemy base. Many of the missions are long, complex, and riddled with hazards -- this game is no walk in the park.
The two-player option is a little unsettling at first. One player guides the gun turret while another walks the mech. If the two players aren't in perfect synch, there'll be lots of bad mech blood between them.
The graphics are small and undetailed, much like those in Jungle Strike. Your enemies, which include hostile mechs and tiny bazooka-wielding soldiers, advance and fire with slow, choppy animation.
The sounds are decent but extremely limited, ranging from basic gunfire to basic explosions. That's about it. Having mission control scream in your ear would be preferable to virtual silence.
MechWarrior 3050 is just the thing for Jungle Strike fans. And if you're looking for something more challenging than a droid sortie, the two- player mode will definitely singe your armor.
- Skip the first stage with this password: 65C816
- If you receive an enemy- mech signal when you're burning up, hightail it out of the area.