Arcade games are being reinvented in the smartphones. Guerrilla Bob is an example of how this game genre can be boosted.
Guerrilla Bob is an Arcade game 3D-based graphics in which you’re a guerrilla called Bob whose aim is to survive lots of enemies that want to see him dead. The only way to achieve it is by killing them using different weapons: machine gun, timed bombs, molotov cocktail, grenade launcher… and many other. You will have to collect money from the dead enemies and use it to buy weaponry in the shop. There are different game modes: Story Campaign, split into Arcade mode, where Bob fights for fame and Mercenary mode , where Bob fights for fortune. The Classic Survival Mode is the endless enemies one. In Wave Attack Mode you fight against waves of baddies and Bob can access the shop to purchase weaponry.
Until this, it could seem this is a classic Arcade game, but it isn’t. It has some specific features that makes it a new generation arcade game:
- First, it has been developed to be played on a mobile phone. So the gameplay is a bit different, especially regarding the controls. It includes an invisible screen-joypad that uses both screen-sides: left-side to move and the right-side to aim and shoot.
- Second, the online multiplayer mode. There are single and CO-OP multiplayer mode in the most of the classic arcades. Thanks to the smartphones, the online multiplayer mode has been included in the new arcades. Now, we can play against our friends, no matter if they’re Android or iOS. This is one of the main reasons of the revival of this kind of games.
- Finally, even though it’s a game developed to be played on mobile phones, it’s not based just on run and tap on the screen. That’s it, it’s a very complete game. There are different game modes, weaponry store, 3D graphics and many other features that space it out from the simple games.
We are glad to see that these new features are giving a boost to the Arcades. They’ve been forgotten too long.