Similar-stick, top-down shooters on Xbox Live Arcade and the Indie Games function are a dime a dozen. Games similar to Geometry Wars have fix the bar high, making it hard for new games to stand out from the crowd. Coming in this crowded arena is Gatling Gears, a solid shooter with sufficient firepower to land it in the upper echelons of the XBLA library.
Gatling champions Max Brawley, an ace pilot who deserts a defective, war-hungry Empire with his high-powered fight mechanical in tow. Max can not hide out in quite forever, though, because finally the Empire arrives storming back in to ravage his quiet hamlet, pushing him back into the cockpit to assume down the Imperials once and for entire. Players known with the developer's last game, Greed Corp, will search many references to that game in both the content and the industrial-revolution-inspired world construct of Gatling Gears. Different the turn-based warfare of Greed Corp., however, Gatling Gears is entire action, entire the time.
Gatling Gears begins you off with a so brief tutorial to acquire you accustomed to the controls. The left stick proceeds Max's mech, when the right stick hopes the direction of the devices auto-firing Gatling gun. The left and right triggers are utilized to establish the more strong grenades and rockets, When the Y button detonates a single-utilize-per-stage smart bomb that ruins all onscreen.
The controls and the utilize of the weaponry at your disposal are so simple to grasp, and you will be merrily blasting constructing, stomping soldiers, and pumping against machinery completely of bullets in no time.
Although you trust on your standard-issue Gatling gun most of the time, it rapidly turns apparent that mastery of the other weapons is also important; the tougher tanks and robust sub-bosses require rockets to put a real dent in their armor, and the big blast radius of grenades can easily take out an army of irritating foot soldiers.