In Zone's Land of free games, we encounter lots of oddball titles. Some are good, some average and some mind-bogglingly terrible in their cack-handed execution. Fortunately, Walkie Tonky stomps into the first category, although it isn't without a couple of niggles.
Basically, you're cast in the role of a gargantuan robot with long spindly legs, comic Mickey Mouse gloves, and a Bender-style rounded robot head (with customary phallic antenna). Your job (kind of like Bender's) is to make humanity suffer, destroying their cities, killing their people and just generally spreading perturbation and despair across the globe. To do this, you can use your spindly legs to kick down structures or stomp on ground level objects. Your arms can be used for picking up debris or other objects and hurling them at air-based entities or taller structures. All of this is played out over an engagingly lavish visual backdrop, with satisfying audio to boot.
As you go about spreading your wave of destruction, the humans won't be relaxing and watching the carnage. They'll be doing their utmost to knock you down and prevent you from fulfilling your robotic destiny. As they send rockets and other things to stop you, you can defend yourself by grabbing them out of mid-air and throwing them back from whence they came, if you're nimble enough with the controls.
This is all good fun and you're certain to have a ball when playing Walkie Tonky for the first time. However, and let's remember this isn't a finished product the questions of repetition and novelty value rear their relatively ugly heads. We're always more forgiving of these things in an independent release, but Walkie Tonky is definitely afflicted by it more than you might imagine.
While destroying the environment is great fun, it does tend to grind a bit the further you go. It is also relatively easy to remain upright and defend yourself against attack, so the one-more-go challenge factor isn't readily forthcoming.
Nevertheless, Walkie Tonky shows a hell of a lot of potential for a beta-stage freeware project. With a bit more variety and an extra lick of paint this could become one of your favourite desktop time-wasters.
Download Walkie Tonky
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP