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 Post subject: WOTW Mobile Game Review
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:46 am 
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Martian War Lord

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The cavalcade of mobile games based on summer movies just keeps rolling across game decks -- the latest car on this crazy train is Gameloft's War of the Worlds. It is based on the upcoming movie directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Mr. Katie Holmes, but the game doesn't necessarily feature the film's hero. Rather, War of the Worlds smartly turns the tables and places the player in the role of the alien menace that seeks to destroy humanity.

At first sight of this role-reversal, I couldn't help but feel relief. It's getting hard to play side-scrolling actioners that just swap out main characters depending on the licensed property. Granted, War of the Worlds doesn't reach much farther beyond being a shooter, but at least it tries to be mildly different.

You pilot an alien "tripod," one of the ships that is used to tear the planet apart. The lumbering titan walks very deliberately across thirteen levels, dispensing liberal amounts of havoc and carnage. Using a laser cannon mounted to the tripod's head, you can shoot down earth defenses like stealth fighters or clear ground targets like buildings and tanks. War of the Worlds is not without a morbid sense of humor. Right away, you lay waste to school buses -- yellow school buses. These aliens are indiscriminate killers, apparently.


The tripod has more than a laser cannon. You can use special attacks, like reaching out with a tripod arm to squeeze earth forces or unload a screen-clearing lightning blast. During the first several levels, your tripod is just too overpowered. Blasting "enemies" with your lasers and extra gear is almost too easy. But as you keep decimating mankind's defenses, the puny earthlings start mounting better counter-attacks. More resistance appears on-screen. The action does get a little repetitive as you go -- after all, there is only so much you can do with this formula. But shooter fans will still get a good change out of the experience.

Although we all know the inevitable conclusion (after all, save for "Collateral," when has Tom Cruise died as the hero?), it's hard not to root for the tripod. After all, it has a pretty slick design, what with those spindly arms that offer an almost graceful balance to the beast's destructive nature.

War of the Worlds is a good-looking game. On test drives on both the Motorola Gameloft had at E3 and the bare-bones Sanyo 8200 used at the office, the game presented a great amount of detail. The tripod is well-animated and the backgrounds (which span five cities) are nicely drawn. Between levels a news broadcast advances the plot, complete with an anchorwoman. The game has both an appropriately dreadful opening dirge and some crunchy in-game explosions.

Closing Comments

War of the Worlds is a solid shooter that mercifully takes a different route than most summer movie games. Attacking earthlings as the towering tripod is fun -- even if the levels do get a little repetitive. Sorry I can't reveal the tripod design here just yet. You'll have to either wait until the movie bows or you pay the download fee for the game -- which I do recommend for shooter fans, or people who just cannot wait to feast their peepers on the tripod. War of the Worlds is not Gameloft's best, but it is quite good


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 5:09 pm 
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Anyone of you lot got this game?


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exodus2310 wrote:
Anyone of you lot got this game?


Yep. Good graphics. Ain't played it much. But its fun :D


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How much does it cost, and what phones is it compatable on?


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Sam wrote:
How much does it cost, and what phones is it compatable on?


Check it out here...

http://www.gameloft.com/waroftheworlds/


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Yay, its compatible with my phone! :)


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Let us know what it is like if you get it. Sounds etc...


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He will let us know on that, I'm definitely sure about that.


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He better. :twisted:


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What would you do if he didn't? :wink:


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Sorry children, I'm not getting it right now lol :a016:


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Loz wants to know how the Mobile game is...


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I know, but I havent got any money on my phone, or an Infared or anything to transfer the game from my computer to phone...


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That could be a problem... I use my mobile phone in emergency cases only...


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So its unlikely I'll be getting it anytime soon. Sorry guys!


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Lee has it but doesn't play it much.


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What's it like, Lee?


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Sam wrote:
I know, but I havent got any money on my phone, or an Infared or anything to transfer the game from my computer to phone...


They send it straight to your phone or supply you with a special WAP link to enter.

The graphics are great and you get to control a tripod and destroy people, buildings and buses lol

But with all mobile games I play, I tend to get bored quick, they are just quick bursts of fun.... but thats just me probably :a037:


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Nah, I agree, that happens to me too. I don't think I'll get it


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