Mighty Doom is a top-down shooter for cellular that makes murdering demons completely cute – and it is shocking me most of all as a result of I feel I’d truly be excited for it.
The sport takes place within the toy manufacturing unit the place the little motion figures you accumulate within the trendy Doom video games are manufactured. You management the Mini Slayer via top-down shooter ranges, contending in opposition to equally cute-ified variations of acquainted Doom demons like Imps and Pinkies. Bigger enemies like Arachnotrons additionally seem as bosses.
All of it seems a bit like a modernized model of a basic arcade shooter like Ikari Warriors or Capcom’s Commando – which I am abruptly realizing with some horror are too outdated to be significant reference factors for a lot of avid gamers at present. The linear top-down shooter would not get as a lot consideration nowadays as numerous different retro genres, and I am intrigued to see it utilized to a cutesy Doom aesthetic.
Mighty Doom is a roguelike – or roguelite, in the event you’re a style pedant – and can characteristic upgradeable weapons and equipment to maintain you progressively powering up for better challenges. Here is the place I really feel some trepidation, as I might see the gating for these things and upgrades being constructed to funnel you towards microtransactions – that is typically how cellular video games make their cash, in any case.
The official launch date for Mighty Doom is March 21 throughout iOS and Android, although technically some folks have already been taking part in it for some time. The sport’s been obtainable in a restricted take a look at launch on Android since 2022. Here is hoping all that testing time has smoothed out no matter points Mighty Doom might have had alongside the best way.
For those who’re curious, Alpha Canine Video games is main improvement right here. It is a mobile-focused studio that was acquired by Bethesda dad or mum ZeniMax in 2019, and is thus now underneath the Microsoft umbrella.
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