Great Little War Game is an app which does exactly what it says on the tin. A top turn-based strategy game for Android which puts its players’ brain cells to the test in the heart of the battlefield. Think of GLWG as Advance Wars with a graphical makeover and enough variation to make for a pretty original title.
When we moan about the lack of ambition in tower defence games, we’re really wishing developers had the gusto to create something a little more like GLWG. Sure there’s not much difference between the two variations of strategy app; your ultimate goal is still to make the most efficient use of the map possible and destroy all enemies who come your way.
The differences are pronounced however, as GLWG is a much more flexible experience and plays all the better for it. The ability to actually move your troops adds an extra layer of tactics into the app meaning you can go forth and conquer instead of sitting back and hoping for the best. Including 30 missions there’s also plenty to stick your teeth into with extra layers of difficulty and more sprawling terrain routinely added as you move through the app.
In addition to the single player Campaign version of the game, users can also test their wits against a friend in Pass & Play mode and the computer on a custom map in Skirmish. There’s no online mode but we can see this might be a bit of a stretch for an app featuring some pretty in-depth gameplay and slick 3D-ish graphics.
If we’ve one complaint about GLWG, it’s that a lack of any tutorial mode makes for some initial confusion. Little pop-ups are there to guide you through the game but these are used too sparingly for our liking. One instance of cluelessness saw us spending 10 minutes figuring out the best way to convert an enemy base.
In pretty every other department, this is an app which blasts through the competition and for just £1.91 shouldn’t be missing from any Life Of Android reader’s handset. Seriously good stuff.
The Bottom Line
A fantastic turn-based strategy app for Android. Download this now! Additional Info
Requires Android 2.2 or higher