Plenty of games exist about mutilating zombies, vampires, and other terrifying creatures. It’s always assumed that these “monsters” are bad, eating brains, destroying cities, and so on. However, what if monsters are just trying to survive like the rest of us and not out for conquest? Whether that’s the situation or not, it’s time to stand up for these misunderstood extraterrestrials.
Welcome to Monster Takedown, where your mission is to defend one of five monsters as long as possible. With the creature towering above the city skyline in the middle of the screen, tap on the approaching helicopters and missiles to destroy them. Obviously, missiles move along quickly, whereas helicopters won’t begin firing rounds until they get close enough to cause damage.
What’s difficult about that? The attack starts out minimal, but rapidly increases to a full scale onslaught; helicopters are of different sizes, some even tiny enough to be unnoticed; and the military will occasionally drop a nuclear warhead, which you’ll need to knock away with a swipe of your finger.
There is one more problem, daylight, or lack thereof. The game takes place over a period of accelerated days. So, the sun will move across the sky until it sets, leaving only moonlight, aircraft navigation lights, and the streaks from the missile’s propulsion to aid you. If you survive the night, the cycle continues, though with greater intensity.
Thankfully, two power-ups are at your disposal. Refilled each day, you have one slow mo and one bomb. The bomb destroys all helicopters and missiles, but causes no harm to the monster. Slow mo is exactly what you’d guess, a temporary slowing of gameplay.
If you’re still wondering about the scoring system, it deals with time. While the game displays time in a standard clock format, simply fast-forwarded, your scored on actual time survived. Meaning, if you last one minute, that’s the score posted to the Game Center leaderboard.
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