Mobile Online Battle Arena "AirMech" (2012)
Herzog Zwei may be a name familiar to RTS players in the 80s and 90s, but to some gamers, it was the first MOBA in the gaming industry. So it’d only make sense to give it the modern remake one day. AirMech has players piloting their transforming robots known as AirMechs, to capture bases, build units, and destroy the enemy’s fortress. While AirMech started as a simple modern rendition of a classic, it has gone above and beyond - adding new robots, game-modes, and even ports to modern consoles! Utilizing a much more condensed strategic gameplay, With continued support from the developer, Airmech will be kicking -or in this case, flying- on for a long time.
AirMech is a free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Carbon Games for Microsoft Windows with Android and VR version in the works. Originally released onto Steam's early access program in November 2012 as the game was fully released in March 2018 under the name AirMech Strike, and additionally released a version on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 under the name AirMech Arena.
Inspired by Technosoft's popular Herzog Zwei for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, AirMech puts the player in similar perspective of a giant transforming robot that can fly above the battle as well as land on the ground to aid units. The game revolves around the player controlling their AirMech directly and then building units to assist in achieving whatever the goal of the game mode is. The player can build units and pick them up and can place them down on the battlefield to take part in the battle. The main objective of the game is to destroy the other team's fortress and/or keep the player's fortress running. The fortress spawns creeps which are infantry units that can capture outposts. Outposts are buildings that can heal AirMechs and units if they are picked up.
Players can unlock units, pilots and AirMechs with ingame currency called kudos, which are earned after each match is completed. Players also gain persistent XP on completion of matches. The player can unlock various units as their level increases. Alternatively, players can purchase diamonds which can unlock units and cosmetics. Any pilot/unit/item/airmech/part that affects gameplay can be bought with kudos.
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