- System: Steam, Mac
- Publisher: Mokomoto
- Developer: Mokomoto
- Release Date: March 22, 2017
- Pricing:Action, Indie, Platformer, Shooter
- Players: Single Player
- Official Website: http://store.steampowered.com/app/602120/
Molemen Must Die! Launch Trailer
Who it Caters to
What to Expect
Bullets and Moles Flying Everywhere! Bullet Mole Hell!
It’s so easy to flounder in Molemen Must Die! because most of the time your attention is so focused on not trying to get whacked by a mole, that you actually do get whacked by them predominantly. The minute you think there’s a chance, a group of moles appear out of the blue and surround you without warning. Of course, you’re able to hop and evade any incoming enemies, but that can sometimes be a daunting task since you’re also trying not to fall to your death. We might as well give you a little taste of what to expect for weapons, as you’ll be running into them quite often as they drop down via crates. The first tool in your bag and is essentially your default tool is the regular gun. You’ll need to warm up your thumb for this one because you’ll be tapping it a lot, especially when RNG comes along and throws more moles at you.
Unlike in other shooters where you could hold down the button and have infinite shots with your default gun, Molemen Must Die! doesn’t allow that. You can, however, hold the button down for other guns such as the powerful machine gun, minigun, among many others. There are a plethora of weapons that pop up on screen for you to use, so it becomes a strategy of whether or not to even use the dropped weapons or not.
Some are so useless that oftentimes it puts you under more pressure to survive than if you had just stuck with your regular gun. Other times, of course, you’ll be laughing to the bank, for example with the shotgun and bounce shot perk which we’ll get into shortly. Some of our favorite guns to use are the tried and true machine gun along with the rocket launcher that does a ton of damage over time. Now, let us talk a little bit about the perks that are always randomly generated each time you play through the game. You’ll want to be paying attention to these perks as well because much like your weapons, there may be some that are entirely useless to your adventure and put you in turmoil.
One prime example, of course, is when the perk becomes “Twice more moles” or “explosive enemies” and so now your way of approach will either need to be slow and careful or fast and furious. You have up to 3 perks each time you play, with each new one taking the old slot of the previous perk. Perhaps the best perk that gives you the best XP and multi-point output definitely have to be the bounce shot perk, because each time you shoot any weapon whether it be your default or say the shotgun, every bullet will bounce off the wall which helps so much when you’re being bombarded. Watch as your high score skyrockets because enemies can’t keep up with all the bullets on screen, while you laugh all the way down collecting armor and more weapons to satisfy your needs. Unfortunately, there’s no weapon holster meaning that you’re only able to equip one weapon at a time so as we mentioned earlier, make sure that the weapon you decide to use is actually going to benefit you or not.
As a heads up, those geckos we speak of are some truly annoying creatures because they take so long to die and they’re so relentless. They don’t care what weapon you have or how godly you are with reactions, these geckos will simply hop at you with the intent to kill and crush whatever’s left of your soul towards the end. Patience is really the key to racking up massive points because the more you wait for the right perks to roll around, the more fun it becomes. You could be spending a good 15 minutes playing with unsuccessful attempts then suddenly RN Jesus pops up to bless your tormented soul with 3 perfect perks to assist you on getting above 1 million.
Sadly we only managed to get around 800,000 before we wrote this review, but we’ll certainly keep trying until we can amass more than at least 2 million.
Honey's Gameplay Consensus:
Multiplayer in this game would honestly be a complete mess because single player alone is already wild and frantic. The moment someone else were to hop into the fray you’d probably find yourself dying more frequently due to the excessive bullets flying around. It would be an interesting concept though if say each player would receive different perks each time to keep things fresh. Be that as it may, the single player experience is truly an exciting one and we honestly suggest that you try it out just to see how much of a blast it is.
- Wild and frantic gameplay.
- The randomly chosen perks are such a fun way to keep the game feeling fresh and invigorating, without taking too much out of the player.
- Levels are always randomly generated as well.
- It’s cheap on Steam now! BUY IT!
- Just more weapons would be nice.
Honey's Final Verdict:
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