Let’s face it, there are almost innumerable apps on Google Play that come for free, offer ample addictive action, heaped helpings of humour and gratifyingly glorious graphics, yet ultimately deliver little more than a feckless freemium which tires like a narcoleptic on Night Nurse. This is, very truly, not one of those…
No matter what the likes of Kofi Annan might tell you, some scenarios can only be solved with a very big gun. Let’s look at two now: Scenario A) the President of the World has personally sent you to battle the Forces of Evil; you have an arsenal of arms, occasionally available armour, air strikes and your own acutely accurate aim – big guns are the order of the day. Scenario B) the same as A, but they’ve also got your girlfriend. It’s a no-brainer.
From the Tropics to the Metropolis to the Desert, across Classic, Timebomb, Arcade or Survival modes, Major Mayhem is an absolute, excellently animated, riot of fantastic fun for the whole family. Run, shoot and jump to avoid pits and the incoming artillery from standard tanks and jets and, of course, those piloted by the (literal) Dogs of War and a bothersome bear with a really sore head to complete missions, pick up supplies and cash in on coins to buy even more upgrades.
Yes, ‘coins’ – but while other free apps almost demand in-game purchases to progress, Major Mayhem offers it as an option but can still be played and completed without the need to spend a penny, with the action never slowing regardless of what’s in the kitty; rare indeed.
THE BOTTOM LINE
Completely free, brilliantly devised and utterly entertaining, gameplay is occasionally glitchy but otherwise good, which is why I played through all 45 levels in one epic go. The real Bottom Line here is: why this awesome app doesn’t cost cash is beyond me!
Current version: 1.0.1
Requires Android 2.0.1 and up