07
Nov
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Bulkypix's last game was a first-person shooter featuring zombies running amok on a spaceship. It wasn't the most original premise out there, but at least it was somewhat of a visual treat. Yet if that offering was just too mindless for your tastes, the team is at it again with Meltdown, a top-down shooter with a tad more creativity, much more charm, and even a semblance of depth.

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In Meltdown, players assume the role of a red headband-wearing blondie clad in bulky blue armor. This does little to dispel the initial first impression that the game will contain little more than top-down, gun-toting, robot-slaying goodness, but your very first steps will reveal otherwise. Players guide our hero around using intuitive point-and-click controls. He will automatically duck behind nearby cover, vault over it when necessary, and open fire on any enemies within range. There are optional virtual controls available for anyone looking for something more traditional, but that may just remove much of the charm.

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The game contains randomly generated levels, upgradeable weapons, and three classes to choose from - soldier, engineer, medic. Once you're ready, you can hop online to team up with up to three other players. The game is available for free, and there isn't an ad in sight. If there are IAPs, they're not immediately obvious, so don't let that possibility sway you from hitting up the widget below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • Francois Guillemette

    Looks interesting.
    Installing now, tyvm <3 AP.

    • juleeodx965

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      • Steve Blowjobs

        I patented making $87/hour on your laptop and $13017/month as well as working from home. I'm suing your friends mother in law.

  • Nelson Wasiuk

    This is a 3rd person shooter... :)

    • Matthew

      I believe it is an isometric shooter :P

      • Nelson Wasiuk

        LOL didn't know that name. What's the difference on 3rd. Person Shooter?

        • Matthew

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isometric_graphics_in_video_games_and_pixel_art

          Pretty much it's the 3/4 viewpoint. Used a lot back in the 80s and 90s before machines had enough power to truly push 3d, isometric gives a much better sense of 3d than traditional 2d art.

          • Nelson Wasiuk

            got it. 3rd. person its a fixed over the shoulder camera. thanks!

          • iDroiD

            It's Isometric shooter, AKA Bird's Eye 2.5D (Read: Diablo II)

  • david coffey

    Feels like the original PlayStation game ONE.

  • Stone Cold

    I couldn't find this in the play store.

  • APLES

    All I can see is a space marine from WH40K