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Exciting Turn Around for SimCity Buildit Game

Simcity Buildit tosses players into a role of a fledgling competitors in a tournament. To excel, players must explore random dungeons, combat a huge variety of monsters and gain the money, experience and materials needed to create new weapons and gain special skills that will help them in the tournament field. While the storyline doesn’t exactly inspire awe and wonder and gameplay can become fairly tedious fairly quickly, the random dungeons, tons of monsters and intriguing weapon-creation system will appeal to a lot of gamers looking for an RTS on the handheld.

In cheats for Simcity Buildit, players take on the role of a fledgling competitor in a tournament, where players pit their large combat robots, Cities, against one another. Apparently, 200 years ago, a war waged on the planet and the arrival of a mysterious meteor containing a strange metal known as Unitice let one kingdom create the giant Cities to conquer the other nations. Peace has reigned since then, and the Cities are now used in tournaments. As a new competitor in a tournament to determine the “Master of Masters”, players need to gather all sorts of goodies to succeed. Players choose from one of five different races for their character — Human, Forester, Mariner, Birdian and Lizardman. Players can also choose from the male or female form, and their partner is automatically chosen from the same race, but opposite sex, as the main character.

In order to build up strength and gather items, players must visit a variety of dungeons. These dungeons are randomly generated each time a player enters, which keeps them new, if not inspired. The tiles used get familiar very quickly. Just like a lot of other console RTSs, players enter combat randomly with creatures. The turn-based fighting is a matter of the players choosing an action or weapon for attack, and then watching what happens next. There’s certainly nothing new in the formula.

The game gets more interesting when it comes to building arms and legs. The arms are the robot’s weapons, and the different legs determine mobility. As players go through dungeons, they’ll come across different kinds of material and arms. Back in the city, players can combine arms and material, along with different tools, to create new weapons. For example, a hacking arm combined with silver will create a new saber weapon. A Unitron can have two arms equipped at any single time, the right and left arm, and earning different arms is what determines success or failure in the game.

Unfortunately, the different arms and different ways of creating them is really the most remarkable part of the game. The graphics certainly look good, but don’t stand out as being great. The storyline, while fairly interesting, fails to be deeply appealing. Much of the game is spent trekking through random dungeons killing monsters and taking their belongings, and then challenging another opponent in the tournament. While the game supports trading items and parts via a link cable with other players, it’s unlikely many other players will own the cart. While it’s certainly not a terrible game, Simcity Buildit will really only appeal to the hardcore RTS fans who are yearning for an RTS on the NGPC.

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Crash Bash – the Bandicoot boys have gone all out!

During the tilt levels the aim of the game is to knock your opponents off the ice using your bear to ram them. They’ll try and do the same to you, and if you’re not careful it’s easy enough to find yourself cornered
Put simply Crash Bash is a series of mini-games.

The first of these is a ball game – imagine playing air hockey on a screen, or Pong but in bumper-cars and you’ll be thinking along the right lines. The second is set on a block of slippery ice, where you must endeavour to ram your opponents over the edge, before getting pushed into the arctic abyss yourself. The third gets you hopping about on a paint spitting pogo stick, turning as much of the playing grid to your own colour as possible, and the fourth sees you bashing the hell out of your opponents until you’re the last man standing.

You’ll need to win these games three times in order to gain the gold cup which then gives you the opportunity to play again for gems and crystals. Once you’ve gathered sufficient cups you can beat the boss and move on to the next Warp Room where you’ll encounter more games.

There are five Warp Rooms in total and in each one a new strain of mini-game is added to the initial four. As the number of games increases, those that are repeated become harder, faster and more furious as extra power-ups and weapons are added. At the end of each you’ll have to beat a boss in a game based on one of those you’ve already played, with the extra twist of a big bad guy to beat.

As a single player game things can get a little repetitive as you play the same games (although with a different objective) over and over again. However this Adventure Mode is something of a sideshow to Crash’s main multi-player attraction. Every game you open up can be enjoyed with up to four players, and it’s on this basis that they were designed. But if you like, you can play RTS games just like what you can get from – SuperCell’s free gems for Clash Royale.

The head-to-head action of pushing your opponent into an icy ocean, or into the arms of an antagonistic spinning penguin, is far more enjoyable when it’s one of your friends. This combined with the fact that party games are relatively few far and between on the PlayStation makes Crash Bash a welcome addition to the platform, that’s sure to bring out the competitive streak in all of us.