Get into the pixelated world of Mad GunZ and fight with or against other players.
Use a variety of weapons to take down opponents, ranging from fellow players to mindless zombies.
Try out a variety of game modes and experience a quirky side to first-person shooters.
Mad GunZ is mad lit considering that it’s like Minecraft with guns without the building. It features the much-loved pixelated block-based graphics and a variety of game modes. The game features an incredibly quirky and funny story paired along with ridiculously out of this world characters and hilarious dialogue. So, should you give this game a shot, or are you better off spending time on other games? Let’s find out what it brings and whether it’s a game you would want to have on your device.
The game starts with a short tutorial on movement and shooting, launching with a short sequence of your character moving around your home, feeding your cat. Right off the bat, you will be exposed to the game’s funny dialogue which is sure to make you grin a little. After which, you open the fridge to get the cat’s food when a black hole appears inside (apparently due to the lack of food inside) which sucks you and your cat inside and brings you to a whole new dimension. After which, you’re greeted by two people: a soldier who tells you to suit up and trains you how to use weapons, and second, his brother who is somehow wearing a pink tutu. From there, you’ll gain access to the game modes and learn the game’s numerous intricacies.
Movement in Mad GunZ is done by dragging your finger on the bottom left side of the screen, while doing the same thing on the right side enables you to aim. In addition, the jump, shoot, and reload buttons are on the ride side of the screen. Shooting is fairly simple: simply aim your weapon at an enemy and it will automatically fire. The same can be done when wielding melee weapons like knives. The learning curve is minimal, so you will can immediately jump into the fray without any difficulty.
There are several game modes in Mad GunZ. You can go through the quirky story with the protagonist’s cat in the Adventure mode, fight other players in the PvP multiplayer mode, engage in combat against zombies (that somehow look like Joker in Batman) in Arena, the Challenge mode, and finally, the work-in-progress Battle Royale mode. So far, only the Arena functions perfectly, with the others being a work in progress. The Battle Royale in particular needs more players since there were only six players in the battlefield no matter how many times we entered.
Mad GunZ is a little reliant on microtransactions with a shop and premium currency mechanic. You will need gold and diamonds to upgrade your weapons or avail new ones. If you fail to do so, you might find it hard to compete in the PvP modes or even get through the first wave in the Arena mode. Nevertheless, you can grind regardless of the mode you pick.
Overall, Mad GunZ is a rough diamond and a little refinement would surely propel it to the top of the app leaderboards. The multiple modes lead to various experiences, and you’re sure to enjoy each and every one of them. The gameplay is considerably easy to learn, making it a title you can easily drop into. Though the pixelated, Minecraft-like graphics may put you off, the game is definitely worth a playthrough.