This is my Boomstick!
I recently got back into playing computer games because I realized how XBox doesn’t have a variety of free games to play, but I also picked up my dad’s iPad to look for games on there, and that is how I came across the game Army of Darkness. Having the title of the cult movie got me intrigued to download it and try it out, and after the first couple of levels, I couldn’t put it down.
The game takes place in the high point of the movie Army of Darkness where Ash is helping a village eradicate the undead scourge trying to kill everyone. You actually have to fight the army wave by wave in the village, that’s the whole gameplay. The battle ground cheme is only from the top of the village walls to the bottom of the village in a castle, and the whole point is to stop the army from taking the Necronomicon. It’s much like tower defense meets RTS (Real Time Strategy for you people who didn’t know that). You have to purchase different units with iron that drops from enemies and from a blacksmith that hammers it out for you. Enemies also drop coins that you can use in between waves to upgrade Ash. Ash’s main weapons are his shotgun, his “Boomstick”, and his fist. He starts off with a fist at the beginning, but with a 4,000 coin upgrade, you can get his chainsaw hand. Also with the weapon upgrades you purchase for Ash, you can get spells. These spells are just different attacks and heals you can use for youself and other units and against enemies. A couple of spells are the Boomstick (shotgun blast), the Necronomicon (summons a random unit or heals you), the Death-o-coaster (an Oldsmobile with weapons attatched to it), and Volley (all archers shoot their arrows in fron of you). There are also various castle upgrades you can get like better shields, cannons, and walls. As you progress through the game, you unlock various units to call to your aid. Among said units are a warriors, villagers, spearmen, heavy warriors, archers, wizards, horsemen, Lancelot, and carriers. I’m only explaining the wizard, lancelot, and the carriers because the rest are self-explanatory. The wizard heals units while also shooting skeletons down with lightning. Lancelot rides his horse into battle and runs over skeletons while fighting by your side. Carriers run arrows and swords to the villagers you spawn. There are over 40 waves that try to steal the Necronomicon, so that means you can be playing for quite some time. As far as I know it’s free, but there is a paid version available. I have no idea if any extra content comes with the paid version, but I know it’s a good game to pick up if you’re looking for a time waster. Being a fan of the cheesy horror comedy, I was glad to see this game, and was even more glad to play that epic battle at the end. Even thought I can’t beat the last wave of enemies… With all that being said, I really do enjoy the game, and I will still be playing it when my dad isn’t checking Yahoo or Plentyoffish.com.