We don’t normally pay too much attention to iPhone apps here at Nintendo Life for obvious reasons, but as Luc Bernard’s Mecho Wars is out now for download on iTunes we thought we would give it a mention. Under the banner of his new company Oyaji Games, Luc intends to release Mecho Wars on WiiWare or DSiWare eventually he tells us.
If you are not sure what to expect from Mecho Wars, think Advance Wars with a side ordering of gruesome looking art from the talented monsieur Luc. Of course there are numerous gameplay changes we are sure!
Here’s the official game blurb:
Jump into an exciting advanced war between the Winged Crusade and the Landians! Mecho Wars is a turn-based strategy game where you command your troops to expand control and conquer your enemies. Strategically position your troops because each type has its strengths and weaknesses.
Command your troops to conquer structures for your team's benefit. Capture factories to expand maximum army support. To pay for this large army, take-over cities to earn gold from the rich economic hubs. Finally, defeat the enemy by capturing their H.Q. structures.
Included in the game is a rich story-driven single player campaign, a special set of individual challenge maps, and remarkable multi-player support with a single device.
The single player campaign is a story about the rise of the Winged Crusade. The story takes place in a distant land known as the Divination Deserts. This is not your typical desert since there is plenty of water separating land masses. Mecho Wars features a unique day-night cycle where water will freeze overnight. Once inaccessible areas by land troops can be reached in the early hours of the morning.
The day-night cycle isn't used only in the single player campaign. Try facing off against a friend in multi-player. Be amused when you place your troops in the right spots for an overnight ambush!
Of course we are still waiting for Luc’s first project Eternity’s Child to hit WiiWare, but that is all in the hands of British based company, Alten8 now. The last we heard about this was in May – it looks like development is still going ahead, albeit slowly.
If you are a iPhone or iPod Touch gamer why not take a chance and download Mecho Wars and let us know what you think below?