Super Mutant Alien Assault is an arcade game with great pixelated colorful graphics that blends together and are very easy on the eye. How does Super Mutant Alien Assault fare on the PS4? Should you get this one right now or is it a game to avoid? Find out in this our Super Mutant Alien Assault review!
Upon booting up the game for the first time, a cutscene plays out setting up the story for this release: three spaceships escape after an attack on Earth, and they are carrying the only humans left in cryostasis. Not far behind them is a horde of aliens… but not just any kind of aliens: MUTATED aliens. The only hope the humans have to survive is a cute robot with a single mission: to protect the three ships at all cost!
Tasked with saving the last survivors of humanity… you start with absolutely nothing! No weapons, no perks, not even a penny to your name. Yes, that sounds like it could make this a very challenging game, and you would be correct. You will die a lot in Super Mutant Alien Assault, but as you progress you will unlock a multitude of weapons, abilities, and perks. It is a simple case of being patient and you will be rewarded you for your perseverance.
The levels are randomly generated – as are weapons – so you will definitely be kept on your toes. The weapon you unlock are plentiful, and there is a lot of variety thanks to grenades, side arms, and big guns like the rocket launcher. The level randomness is where the challenge lies since you can’t just learn your way out and pinpoint your enemies moves, thus forcing you to always be alert.
There are three galaxies, and each galaxy has four levels to play through, if you can survive for that long! You fight enemies and complete objective such as survive or transfer fuel from A to B, to name a few.
You start the game on Normal, which is the easiest option with the fewest enemies and bosses of the lot. The next difficulty will unlock after completing a playthrough on the lower one. Heroic will unlock after completing Normal difficulty, and for this one, you will get far less health, more enemies, and harder boss fights. The hardest difficulty should only be attempted by pros only because in Epic difficulty the bosses are tougher, you’ll face an onslaught of enemies, and you will have even less health. A challenge only for hardcore players!
The game only has 12 levels but because of the randomness of the levels, it will take you some time to get decent weapons, skills, and perks. It is highly unlikely you will just breeze through the game in one sitting!
The only niggles I had was the lack of room to move around since enemies can quickly outnumber you if you don’t dispatch them quickly. In some levels, you will have a bit more room to move up higher and use grenades to kill groups of enemies at once, so it is better when you are at a distance. There is a vending machine in every level that spits out a weapon when you press the Circle button, and the weapon you get is random.
If you have a buddy, you can play in the 2 players couch co-op mode, which sorta makes the game a bit easier if your partner can take the heat.
Super Mutant Alien Assault is a fun game with colorful graphics and a ton of stuff to unlock. It may sound lie a short game but there are definitely hours and hours of fun to be had with this release. Working on this Super Mutant Alien Assault review has definitely sold me on the game, so hopefully you end up adding this game to your collection!
|Hectic and fun gameplay.|
Lots of stuff to unlock.
|Room to maneuver is limited.|
This review is based on a PS4 copy of Super Mutant Alien Assault provided by Surprise Attack Games.
Written by: Tracey
- Contributing Editor