Following up on the surprise-success of their hit “Monsters Ate My Condo”, Adult Swim Games recently released “Major Mayhem” onto Android and iOS platforms. A free-to-play, on-rails shooter, Major mayhem combines power-ups with running and gunning for a fast-paced, action-packed mobile game. Does it get promoted up the ranks, or is the Major destined to be a Private for the rest of his life?
Major Mayhem is the latest action game released by Adult Swim Games. You play Major Mayhem, on a mission to save the world, and his girlfriend in 45 levels on non-stop action. Controls are extremely simple, with the player being able to do one of three things at any giving time: jump, shoot and throw grenades. At any given time, you’re also able to select various power-ups that assist the major in his adventures. The game is extremely simple to pick-up and play, and once you figure out that you’re rewarded for each additional amount of damage and mayhem, you risk become instantly addicted to the style. You’ll fight ninjas, secret agents and other assorted terrorists. You might even fight a surprise enemy or two.
Major Mayhem is gorgeous. The environments are colorful and bright, and after a recent update, graphics move fluidly and crisp and there’s no lull in action regardless of how many bullets and projectiles are on-screen. The design of the game is really tough to beat. Controls are simple to pick up and fun to master, and each level is just long enough to make you wanting more, ready to pick up the next level in a never-ending, constantly addicting cycle. This game is a lot of fun, both to play and to look at, and should keep you enthralled with simple, fun gameplay. You’ll note that I’ve mentioned very little about the free-to-play, fee-to-win design choice. You don’t actually have to spend a dime to make Major Mayhem a lot of fun, and have a great experience out of it.
The sound design of Major Mayhem will make you feel as though you’ve been dropped right in the middle of Rambo, Saving Private Ryan or Platoon. Each bullet sounds great, and the background music is fun and easy to leave on and have on during gameplay. While probably not a game that I’d play wearing headphones (the bullets would get annoying) it was still a lot of fun to have playing. I frequently turn the volume down on most games, especially short-burst games like this, so I’m able to hear ambient sounds, but Major Mayhem’s sound is fun enough to leave up.
Major Mayhem is a lot of fun, and a definite pick-up for your mobile device. The levels are short enough to keep you entertained, and wanting to come back for more. Pick this game up and have a lot of fun with it!
Gameplay: 10/10 (A lot of fun and a solid run-and-gunner)
Graphics/Design 10/10 (Clean, fluid graphics and excellent design choices)
Sound: 9/10 (Not a game I’d wear headphones while playing, but good sound design)