Take one part history, two parts space invaders, a good dash of lightning reflexes, a heaping helping of of smoke and explosions, and add heroism to taste. Sprint, jump, and dodge til it starts to smell a lot like napalm in the morning. No way to stick a toothpick into TheSecretLocation’s The Great Martian War and have it come out anything less than besmirched with gunpowder and alien guts.
Fearless soldier Gus Lafonde sprints through the fields and trenches at your command, swerving round tanks and sliding beneath towering alien menaces in exceedingly close calls. Constantly falling artillery makes it seem like the world’s on fire; avoid the attacks and pick up rations and living metal alien tech on your way.
The well-rendered 3D levels are randomly generated, so it’s a new experience every time you hit the ground running. Constantly updated challenges plus WWI-themed power-ups keep gameplay fresh.
The near-constant blasts add realism, but are also the one complaint I have. The levels seem to be off such that the peaks of the effect get cut, causing a strange audio effect.