Steampunk with Legos by Whitney Markee
So what can one do with a steam tank, lego like blocks, guns, and cannons in a war wrecked Europe? Build steam tanks and fight pirates of course. Become a mercenary tank commander and defend villages, the royal family, and scavenge for parts for your steam tank in the New Britannia.
One of the nice things about the game is that the tank is completely customizable. You can arrange your blocks around the steam room however you wish. The blocks come in different sizes and are made of different materials. The blocks should be strategically arranged to protect the driver, cargo, and passengers. The blocks can even be rearranged mid battle with little difficulty. This comes in handy when you fail to miss a weak spot. In addition, a big part of the game is placing the guns and cannons on the steam tank. Some of them need steam power to work; so there are limitations on where they can be placed. Some types of guns are also more effective if placed in specific locations and not randomly scattered around. Guns and blocks can be picked up as the tank goes through the level. Some are just lying around, while others fall from destroyed enemy tanks. There are also opportunities to repair the tank between battles. If you get stuck on a particular level, the game allows you to skip it and go back to it later.
There are a few downsides to the game. One of them is the controls. The game does a good job describing the controls and giving the player hints. Moving the tank forward and reversing isn't so bad once you get the hang of it. The tricky part is firing the guns. The controls are less than desirable and it is difficult to get all the guns to fire in unison. Also, while the guns are firing, the driver cannot fix the tank or throw coal.
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