Wreckman: Rise of a Hero
WreckMan: Rise of a Hero is one of the best single-player adventure games featured with wacky humors, physics-based action and cinematic storytelling. In the game you play a born loser nicknamed WreckMan riding a giant magic wrecking ball and mastering its power to defeat the evil army bent on stealing this otherworldly artifact. You will take on all sorts of challenging tasks through six episodes. Not a hero material as you are, will you stick it to the end? And is all real or a dream?
Ride a giant wrecking ball and master its power to pound on enemies, wreck stuff or slide on-rails
Take on dozens of missions that throw you into different danger
Enter into 5 unique Acts having adventure in military base, deserts, river banks, canyons, etc.
A variety of power-ups, items and upgrades to empower your character
Impressive graphics, cinematic storytelling and rocking metal music tracks
The Big Ball Studio
May 7, 2014
A born hero achieving great deeds is history or mythology; and a wacky loser rising to be heroic is a story. WreckMan: Rise of a Hero is obviously the latter. This physics-based adventure game sees a boy nicknamed WreckMan on an epic quest of saving the world from its doom. A star was fallen down turned into a giant magical wrecking ball. An evil army came to steal the celestial artifact. But you, the WreckMan, are the chosen master and savoir. Under the guide of Armin, a talking rabbit and a herald, you ride the giant wrecking ball and harness its power to take down the evil.
WreckMan: Rise of a Hero is base on physics. While missions vary, the fundamental is to control your character riding the ball to swing in all possible directions whether it is to knock over enemies around, smash things into pieces, or dodge fatal weapons or obstacles. And in-game control is simple and has two options: tilt or swipe. You can choose your handy type before every challenge, but tilting in this game is more responsive, especially when you are in the obstacle racing-style scenarios.
You will enter a few different types of game play. One major type is the “pendulum” where the chain of the wrecking ball is pinned and waves of bad guys approach to get you. You swing to give momentum to the ball so as to knock over all foes within reach before they climb up, burn you with flamethrower or release chemical gas-ball. As you proceed, you will run into more dangerous and better-armed enemies or the strengthened with shield. So based on every unit’s behavior and attack type, you need to pound on them in the right angel like backward or sideway to avoid harm.
Compared to the pendulum game, the on-the-go mode – imagine the ball is hooked to a helicopter – is more dynamic and action-oriented. In scenarios like this you ride the ball to pound on any enemy soldiers flanking you around your moving track, destroy environmental objects like TNT or walls that may work to your end (nearby enemies will die in explosion, for instance) and survive couples of zones towards completion. That is move-slow-and-fight type. In addition to that, you have the racing-based challenge, too. You can have some speedy fun as you navigate the desert, canyon, river banks and more avoiding cacti, rocks, electrified barriers, etc. while collecting the goodies like extra lives, platinum coins and temporary turbo.
Different missions may thrust you into varied challenges but they are coherently connected in the story. From the desert where the wrecking ball lands to the enemy’s military base and beyond, the 5-Act story unfolds one scenario after another, immersing you into the right game mode. And every scenario has three specific tasks such as overkill, collection of all platinum coins or using shield power-ups. If you reach these goals, you get extra coins and badges.
With coins you can increase your maximum of life or the power of the ball (movement speed, actually) and purchase 8 different power-up items from engulfing fire to earthquakes. Also you can pay to bring Armin who will aid you by shooting enemies. Besides, coins are also the key to unlock new Act. So you can play WreckMan completely for free if you are willing to earn coins slowly by play and re-play. Due to the fun and addictive missions, it doesn’t have the grinding problem. And if you want to support the team and the game, you can spend some cash – buy coins, the only thing you can purchase.
WreckMan: Rise of a Hero is simply great. it strikes you like a short adventure movie with a good story, wacky characters full of personality and some action all there, if you take a distant look at it. But you don’t think it that way while playing, because it immerses you quickly. [Download]
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