Strategy games come in many different forms like Tower Defense games or the classic known as Risk. Then you have games like Guns’n’Glory WW2 from HandyGames. It’s not a Tower Defense game, and it’s definitely not Risk, but it does involve a whole lot of strategy. Guns’n’Glory WW2 is a World War 2 themed strategy game, and it’s the follow-up to the Western version of the popular game Guns’n’Glory. Is the new game as good as the previous one? Read on to find out…
You’ll basically have around three buildings to defend, and two buildings that will put out troops. As with most tower defense “style” games your enemies are going to come in waves, and when a wave starts you’ll see a red arrow pop up that lets you know where the enemies are coming from. Units can be moved by selecting a unit and tapping a location or manually by dragging. One nice feature of GNG is the fact you can target a specific enemy with all your nearby troops instead of letting them fire randomly. There are 8 waves per level, and they definitely get harder each time; especially when they’re coming from two directions. Enemies will drop coins randomly, and you’ll want to snag these to buy more troops with. There’s an x2 coin upgrade you can buy using gold coins, and I’d highly recommend you get it ASAP.
At the end of every level when your score is tallied you’ll have a chance to get Glory Coins and shop. The Glory Coins can be purchased through the in-app payment system or earned by leveling up based on your total score. These coins can be used to upgrade your soldiers, vehicles and special units. Speaking of units, you’ll get to deploy Tanks, Infantry, Bazooka Men, and Flamethrowers for the US, while the Germans get Tanks, Infantry, Medics, and Grenadiers. There are quite a few upgrades for your troops and they do vary a bit between the US & German sides. You can also buy Crates which allow you to use Air Strikes, Land Mines, Tools, First Aid, and Adrenaline. Sometimes these will appear randomly on a level, but it’s nice to be able to buy a few for backup. Guns’n’Glory WW2 has great depth of play as well with all the power-ups, 12 maps, and 3 levels of difficulty. You also have to add in the fact you can play as one faction, then go back and play with the other.
I’m a fan of the original Guns’n’Glory, so I was a little biased at first with the new game. It didn’t take long though before I was sucked in and going through wave after wave of bad guys. The graphics & soundtrack are great and really fit the game well while the gameplay itself is top-notch. Overall, the game was a blast to play, and I really dug the whole World War II theme. If you’re a fan of Strategy games, this is a game you should definitely check out. You can pick up Guns’n’Glory WW2 in the Android Market for free.