Military Madness: Neo Nectaris
By Hudson Entertainment
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Original Tactical Gameplay
The grand daddy of turn based strategy games stays true to its classic gameplay; rewarding players who protect their units effectively while also maintaining a strong offense.
Control your army like never before! Touch screen control enables you to zip across the screen and select units with ease.
A Newly Outfitted Platoon
The best looking and best sounding version of Military Madness: Neo Nectaris is on iPhone and iPod touch. Upgraded visuals and an all new musical score provide a high fidelity tactical gaming experience!
The Complete Package
48 levels of blistering tactical gameplay!
"WINNER" Enjoy the Madness!
I used to play Military Madness on the old TG-16 about 15 or so years ago. It was easily my favorite game on the platform, so when I saw this available on the App Store, it purchased it instantly. For those of you who are familiar with the game, the burning questions are probably 1) "Is this the Military Madness game we have been waiting for?" and 2) "Is it worth it?". Well my friends, the answer is YES - this IS the Military Madness game we have been waiting for. Let me immediately say that the benefits of having a touch interface on this game are PHENOMENAL. This is not another rehash of the original 32 stages from the first game. There are 48 stages in this one, and all of the ones I have seen so far are new. The game mechanics that made the original game so amazing are all in place (Terrain, surround, indirect attack, support bonuses etc..) but there are newer units to be found in the later stages as well. I have also found this one to be a bit more challenging, but I think that's a good thing. So to answer question 2 - It is absolutely worth every penny and then some! (At $5, it's less than 11 cents per stage) If you are a fan of the original, you shouldn't even be reading this far. Stop wasting your time reading - buy the game and spend your time playing!
Recognize. If you ever owned a TurboGrafx-16 system (I didn’t), you need this game. If you ever had a friend with a TurboGraphx-16 system (I did and I was so jealous of that rich mothe...), you need this game. If you are as old as Abe Vigoda, you need this game. If you don’t fit any of the above categories, but you want to see why the Advance Wars series even exists, you need this game.
The original Military Madness was a turn-based strategy game released in the late 80's that was well before it's time. In this lovingly-crafted conversion - unit composition, movement range, defense, firepower, and placement on underlying terrain actually matter. That and your own knowledge of the enemy troops and armor. These missions are no cakewalk, either, and if you go into thinking they are, you will get pwnd. It seems more difficult than I remember, but I loved this game as a kid and I love it now. It’s not polished really at all, but I actually think it plays better than the original, because the touch interface is much better than the broke-as-a-joke scrolling cursor.
BTW, this is not the Psone or PSP remake with the fancy-shmancy new cinematics; this is bare-bones 16-bit pixel goodness and I love it. If Herzog Zwei ever comes out for the iPhone, I will cry sparkly unicorn tears.
Challenging and compelling
I have been a Nectaris fan since the TG-16 and wrote the cover story for VG&CE. I am happy to see the NeoNectaris version (with its 48 levels and Biotech Mars units) on the iPhone and, UI aside, it plays similar to the originals. For those who say there is no strategy, they are 100% wrong, this game is all about strategy. I completed the entire campaign and it’s challenging and compelling…but not a game you can play for just a few minutes at a time and it requires more thought than most handheld games you are used to.
While it’s fun, certain areas could be improved in this version. The graphics are dated, the terrain tiles frequently mismatch, the animated battle scenes are inferior to the TG-16 NeoNectaris, the UI needs tweaking and one of the best game soundtracks ever has been mostly omitted (the Martian tracks in particular). But even with those caveats it’s one of my favorite iPhone games and you’ll easily get your money’s worth. I have over 300 paid apps and this is one that will remain on my iPhone.
- Category: Games
- Released: Feb 08, 2010
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 6.0 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Hudson Entertainment
- © 2010 Hudson Entertainment/2010 Hudson Soft
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.