Have you ever wondered why robots are attacking you while a volcano is erupting? Exactly. You probably haven’t, but in Volcanoids – you are going to need to think about these things.
Volcanoids is a great game to play alone or with a friend. It is a first person, Steampunk based building survival game (that was a mouthful) that has you trying to figure out why a volcano is erupting. You will also be attacked, a lot, by a plethora of robots.
You are armed with a drill ship and a lot of customizations. The game has progressed incredibly over the last year, and it is really fun. You get a mobile base (drill ship) where you can dig underground to find some resources. The deeper you dig, the harder the enemies get.
While you are upgrading your ship – the robots are doing the same. Robots can also try to raid your drill ship, and sometimes they come in massive numbers – so be ready.
The volcano tends to erupt every 20 or so minutes, and you have to go underground during an eruption. Once you come back to the surface, you’ll notice the ground is really messed up. You will also see the island grow back to a lushly scenic view.
Upgrading your ship is a big part of the game. If you want to upgrade your stuff, go and raid the enemies and it will help you out. The recent update, the combat update, is awesome.
There appear to be 3 or 4 levels at the moment, and they will be adding more soon. It is going to get harder as you go deeper. The game is fun both as a single player and with a friend. Amazing fun.
Lastly, I should note that the Developers have been keeping their promises and adhering to their roadmap. The game is just an outright blast – you really owe it to yourself to give it a try!