McDROID is a tower defence game, developed by the innovative team at Elefantopia
“In McDROID you take control of the titular cute little robot who crash-lands on a lush planet infested with alien scum. In order to repair your ship and to heal the planet, you will have to show the aliens some really close encounters of the lethal kind. McDROID will be tasked with building a base and defences, harvesting resources and discovering numerous crazy sci-fi weapons, as swarms of alien enemies try to take the brave ‘bot down. You can leave the dirty work to your automatic turrets, or you can join the fight yourself. McDROID is a game for players of all ages who are looking to test their wits and flex their trigger fingers.”
Above is the press release i received back in December explaining what McDroid was like as a game, after playing for multiple hours i can’t 100% agree with it but i did find a decent tower defence game!
As stated above you take control of a little robot which is named Droid the main aim is to defend your shuttle and destroy any enemies that are attacking you (basic tower defense) to build turrets you have to grow strawberry crops which can be time consuming! I’ve no idea why they have used strawberries as the item for buying weapons it also doesn’t make much sense i’m assuming it’s as they need planted to justify the lengthy growing time, this caught me off guard with the game being advertised as a fast paced game none the less the experience was enjoyable, after playing through a few missions i noticed the difficulty level goes from easy to hard in the space of 3 missions this ramp up may put off some less experienced tower defense gamers! You can upgrade weapons etc by collecting green orbs and diamonds which spawn once enemies are defeated, this obviously helps with the difficulty level but again it’s all down to experience, even though this is advertised for all types of gamers i imagine some may struggle.
The graphics were beautiful, i’ve always loved cel-shaded styling it’s made the game look great! Although the audio was a little annoying, Droid only makes robot beeping noises where as the shuttle does all the talking, it’s very tongue and cheek, i found this annoying after a while as a lot of it didn’t really make much sense and in with saying that either did the storyline! I felt a little lost, i couldn’t really find many answers to what was going on! If you ignore these factors and just play the game it can be quite enjoyable even with its repetitive nature and confusing dialog/storyline