April 1, 2009 // 5:54 pm
- Pelfast President John Bates
has announced that Comet Crash is hitting Sony's PlayStation Network tomorrow. To quote:
The inspiration for Comet Crash
comes from traditional tower defense games, but we think it's time for some exciting twists.
Generally in tower defense games, you build up weapons to protect your base from oncoming rushes of enemies. Killing enemy swarms is a lot of fun, but isn't it time to take out the nest? In Comet Crash, you use a variety of weapons to defend against enemy rushes, and you get the chance to fight back. The real objective is to rush the enemy base with your own offensive army!
In the Campaign, your goal is to take control of four different comets that alien forces have sent to wreak havoc on your home planet. To save your planet, you'll have to capture and secure each comet.
The alien civilization has advanced technologies that you gain access to as you defeat them. The Campaign supports up to 3 players for offline co-op play and offers three difficulty levels: Beginner, Casual, and Ranked. Between collecting resources, building up armies, defending your base, and determining your winning strategy, there is never a dull moment!
To build structures, you need a resource called Thorium, which is found in the rocks that orbit the comets. Your ship can grab these rocks and drag them over to your weapons to smash them and collect the Thorium. We have a blast fighting over these rocks in co-op and battle modes.
Battle mode let's you play against your friends, supporting 2 to 4 players offline. Teams can be configured however you want. There are 12 different maps to choose from. Fight over resources, build up defenses, and attack each other with massive armies.
Eager to meet some of the cast members of Comet Crash? Let us whet your appetite...
There are four distinct weapons to choose from. Some can be used only against ground units, others against air, and some can be used against both ground and air. The weapons vary in cost and strength and you can upgrade to make them more powerful.
One of the ground/air weapons is the Bomber. It shoots guided bombs that will attack and follow any enemy within its range. Enemy ships, units and structures...you name it, the Bomber can take it down. Bombers can cause some exciting scenarios! You can form a hovering mass of bombs by circling your ship around enemy Bombers. Once they're chasing your ship, you might want to ditch them somewhere away from friendly territory.
There are four basic units for both ground and air that vary in speed and health. These are the units that you will usually be attacking with and defending your base against.
In addition to weapons and basic units, specialized units can be used for both defensive and offensive purposes. Here is a sneak peak at some of the special units you can master.
The Thief steals units from the enemy team and converts them to its own team. If your army runs into a gang of enemy Thieves, it could be bad news for you. Sending out Thieves is a great way to supplement your defensive weapons, because it reduces the enemy armies.
This unit can pack a punch. The Carrier allows up to 20 basic ground units to take a ride through the air toward the enemy base. If you can get a fully loaded Carrier to the enemy base you will cause major destruction. On the flip side, don't let these behemoths get too close to your territory.
The Gateway allows friendly units to pass through it while blocking enemy units. This innovative structure can be used to manipulate the path. In the Campaign you'll find some fun and challenging puzzle levels where the Gateway really comes into play.
Campaign with 28 stages, including some puzzle-like challenges!
Training stage that introduces essential gameplay and tactics.
Offline Co-op: Up to 3 players can fight through the Campaign together.
• Offline Battle: Up to 4 player battles with configurable teams.
â€¢ 4 basic mobile units with varying behavior, speed, and health.
â€¢ 4 additional specialized mobile units with extra abilities.
â€¢ 8 structures including weapons, factories, and others with special purposes.
â€¢ Defend your base and rush the enemy with your own army.
â€¢ Intuitive and powerful UI for building and attacking.
â€¢ Highly optimized for PS3 with thousands of AI-controlled units.
â€¢ 12 trophies.
â€¢ 3 difficulty settings.
â€¢ Online scoreboards.
â€¢ Supports 1080p.
â€¢ Supports BGM (XMB background music).
Comet Crash is available on PSN tomorrow for $9.99.