After all those superhero movies lately, have you ever felt a weird emptiness in your life? Like your life is so boring and dull and normal, while theirs is awesome. Well, Johnny here felt the same way, till the day the fate of the world was entrusted in his mortal hands. Johnny Upgrade is a lovely little game that puts you in the shoes of Johnny, an everyday guy with absolutely no superpowers. But you’re going to change all that, while helping him save the world at the same time.
As the name suggests, the game requires you to collect coins and upgrade everything about Johnny, till you’re finally strong enough to take on the boss. Everything from time to energy has to be bought in this action packed game. All Johnny has is one gun that also needs ammo to be upgraded, and the power to be increased. You’ll encounter flying helicopter-like obstacles and mean looking monsters before you get to meet the boss, all the while scrounging for coins to buy your upgrades.
Remember to upgrade the Multiplier early on, else you’ll take forever upgrading to a level suitable to beat the boss. The boss isn’t too hard to beat himself, but he takes some time, patience, and a clear tactic of wait and attack. The controls are precise and responsive, a very important thing for a game like this.
The game’s design is wonderfully fresh and the character is hilarious, to say the least. The soundtrack is also really good and keeps a nice groove to all the jumping and shooting action. The only complaint with Johnny Upgrade is that it’s too darn short. But then again, the short length doesn’t let the game go stale at all. You’ll take a few plays before finally finishing the game and saving the world, but each time you step into Johnny’s shoes, rest assured you’re going to have a ball. Happy upgrading!Johnny Upgrade,