Cannon Brawl is an interesting mix of real time strategy and explosive artillery, will it go out with a bang! Read our review below to find out!
Cannon Brawl’s gameplay is real time, as you’re building up your defenses and artillery your opponent be it AI or another player online will be building up a base to defeat you, it’s like a battle of wits, who can attack and defend the best to become the victor. In the starting levels you’ll get the basics, a territory balloon, mining camp and cannon, with these three buildings you can take control of a larger area, mine more of the gold deposits and attack the enemies defense and finally Headquarters to win the match, the buildings advance as time goes on, you’ll develop lasers, flamethrowers and mining drills. When playing through the campaign you’ll see the difficulty level ramp up as your enemy constantly has the upper hand with new defenses and special buildings, such as the bank which can be placed anywhere, it can also bribe the opponents buildings in to switching sides.
With all of that it makes for an interesting campaign, it isn’t repetitive like i originally thought it would be, the gameplay constantly changes with new pilots also being introduced with unique abilities, you start off with the princess who reduces the cool down rate on your buildings by 15%, in the early stages this is a decent advantage but later on you will need to use a selection of the other pilots you unlock throughout the campaign, whilst playing the campaign you have your standard levels which are highlighted in blue, you also have puzzle levels which are highlighted in purple, you gain XP from the puzzle levels which can be used to buy extra buildings and pilots, after completion you will also unlock “Nightmare Mode” where you play the campaign again although this time things are much more difficult, all in all thats 20 levels on the campaign with an extra 10 puzzle levels then 20 nightmare mode levels to play through, with the three medal scoring system you’ll be adapting your play style to complete each level, I do wish the campaign was longer, with it being so short makes it a game that can be completed in a night or two and thats with the additional nightmare modes
Graphically as you can expect it’s a cartoon styled game with various characters all portrait-ed in an almost comedic style, you wouldn’t really want anything different in this fun filled game just like the audio which is of an orchestral battle music theme, this can be quite annoying as it’s repeated over and over on the menu’s but suits the game well, i can’t imagine heavy metal music would go down well whilst playing as a prince or princess destroying buildings and artillery!