|Armed Strike takes it the battle from the air to land and even water. Armed Strike is an arcade styled, World War II combat game for your Windows Phone. You battle the Axis powers by air and sea, piloting a wide variety of aircraft and ships.|
Here is a new fun war game for your Windows Phone. Armed Strike takes it the battle from the air to land and even water. Armed Strike is an arcade styled, World War II combat game for your Windows Phone. You battle the Axis powers by air and sea, piloting a wide variety of aircraft and ships. Armed Strike has ten missions in a campaign mode, each with its own unique boss to defeat. Each mission can be replayed so you can try to better your score. The game also has OpenXLive support where you can log in and view an online leaderboard or access your OpenXLive Game Center.
Graphics are nice, game play challenging and if you like arcade styled combat games, Armed Strike is worth a try.
When you first launch Armed Strike, you'll be presented with the OpenXLive menu. You can log into your account, create an account or simply choose "Continue" to jump into the game. It's a little bit of a pain and it would be nice to disable this in the game's option.
Nonetheless, from there you hit the main menu for Armed Strike with options to Start a new campaign, Resume a campaign, Replay a mission, access the help screens, view your options (sound/music settings) view your achievements and access the online highscore.
The game screen for Armed Strike has your health and vitals running across the top of the screen. You begin each mission with three lives and your health is the colored bar running across the top of the screen. Your score and the pause button are in the upper right of the screen.
In the bottom left corner of the screen is the virtual joystick to guide your aircraft/boat, a small map showing your progress runs the bottom of the screen and a missile/special weapons button sits in the right corner. You do have a naval mission where you pilot torpedo boats but most of Armed Strike is air combat oriented.
Armed Strike is a challenging game and graphics are nice. I'm not a big fan of the cloud cover scenes though. The clouds tend to hide enemy craft and the bonus bubbles at times. It adds to the challenge but can be a little on the frustrating side at times. Another nit is that with Armed Strike is that everything takes multiple hits to take out. From the smallest of enemy ships to the bonus balloons. It would be nice if the game threw you a break and offered a few easy targets from time to time.
Don't get me wrong, Armed Strike is a nice game for your Windows Phone. Graphics are nice, game play plenty challenging, controls simple and straight forward and with ten, re-playable missions there's plenty of game time. Many will find Armed Strike a welcomed addition to their Windows Phone gaming library.