Remember that terrible Tom Cruise movie, War of the Worlds? Did you ever find yourself rooting for the alien tripods to win? Well, I need not say more. Tripod Attack is exactly what the name of the game is. You play the evil alien tripod out to destroy all humanity, and I assure you that you’re going to have a ball doing it!
The game is fairly simple by all means. Use your mouse to aim and destroy all resistance. And resistance is tough! It’s like having the entire US Army on your behind, and that’s exactly what you need to have for some explosive fun with the ray. The game gets surprisingly difficult at times thanks to the weapon needing constant recharging along with your shield, turning the fairly simple task of blowing stuff up into a calculated start-stop attack, not forgetting to keep an eye on your armor. For once your armor is depleted that’s the end of the line for you.
Tripod Attack, allows you to upgrade your alien tripod after each level. Choose your upgrades very carefully, or you would be taking longer than normal to get past levels. The artwork in the game is good, not outstanding. But the different types of soldiers, vehicles, tanks, helicopters and jets keep the game interesting, adding a new level of difficulty on every stage. But i’m pretty sure you will need to go back a couple of levels to get credits to upgrade and progress.
Gameplay is smooth and keeps your mouse engaged at all times, although the game tends to get boring sometimes. I mean, not that Tripod Attack relies on any sort of realism, but that damn tripod just walks way too slow for its own good. The sounds have been ripped from the movie, and the loud eerie tripod roar has been replicated perfectly, although the sounds of the military vehicles exploding leave a lot to be desired. The soundtrack does a decent job at keeping the whole alien invasion theme alive.
Overall, just like War of the Worlds, Tripod Attack is a leave-your-brains-on-standby experience that offers hours of destructive fun by putting you in the bad guy’s seat, a refreshing change if you ask me. So get your horns on and your mouse buttons greased, you’r an evil alien tripod, have a good time giving humanity a run for its life.Tripod Attack,