May 18, 2021

Malevolent Machines is an endless runner for shoot-em-up fans

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Do you like your endless runners with a dose of run-and-gun action, a sprinkle of old world steampunk style, and a whole lot of pixel-art charm?

If so, you’ll probably get a kick out of Malevolent Machines, a new auto-runner game from Goodnight Games, which promises to take gamers of a certain age back to their misspent youths playing Metal Slug and Altered Beast — and to drag younger players along for the ride, too.

I haven’t yet had the chance to properly dive into Malevolent Machines, but it certainly looks a lot of fun. Offering a bevy of super-powered weapons, including nuclear lasers and a blaster cannon, and some impressively epic boss battles, this is an endless runner for anyone who thinks Super Mario Run would’ve been all the better for a bit of the old ultraviolence.

The storyline concerns one Dr. Leyla Green and a laboratory disaster which spews “hordes of her malformed creatures” out onto the streets. From there, she hops into her “giant robotic war machine,” the Juggernaut, and proceeds to blast her way through wave after wave of baddie. As any good scientist/medical professional would do.

You can download Malevolent Machines for $1.99 from the App Store. Provided it lives up to expectations, expect to see a more detailed appraisal of the game later this week!

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