Our Score: 8/10
In Kaiju Wars play out a Kaiju movie as the (hopelessly) outclassed military in this stylish 2D turn-based strategy game. Construct buildings and defend your city with cannon-fodder tanks, jets and more as the devastating kaiju grow in power with every attack.
You play as the mayor of Floatio City in Kaiju Wars. Your work as mayor is rather routine until the world abruptly changes. The arrival of the giant kaiju beasts begins, killing everything in their path. Their motivations appear strange, as they appear to be pursuing a goal of destruction. There are even humans who appear to be actively assisting them. You have to figure out why the amount of Kaiju attacks is increasing before it’s too late.
A tactical strategy game is perhaps the best way to explain Kaiju Wars. Missions are used to break up the game. The kaiju monsters are far too powerful to be defeated in the traditional sense. Instead, your best scientist has created a serum that will stop them, but it will take time to complete. In each assignment, your goal is to keep the monster at bay long enough for the serum to be developed.
In each stage, your main goal is to collect enough breakthroughs to finish the serum. You will receive science points from your labs and other sources each turn. And you will be able to unlock a breakthrough once you have accumulated enough scientific points. Also, You can get a breakthrough by lowering the kaiju’s health to 0 points. This will not kill them, but it will give you a breakthrough and remove them off the board for a few turns.
The Thinking Game
After seeing Kaiju Wars for the first time, I was curious to see how it would play. Despite my high expectations, the game managed to exceed them. The game isn’t flawless, but it’s still a fantastic tactical strategy game. Rather than attempting to defeat the kaijus, you must utilise your soldiers and strategy to stall them long enough for the serum to be completed. This results in a really engaging gameplay experience. Your strategy is quite important, and when it comes together, you get a sense of achievement. The level design is also rather outstanding. There are a few minor flaws in the game, the story isn’t excellent, and there is some luck involved. Kaiju Wars, on the other hand, is a fantastic game that I thoroughly enjoyed.
In my opinion, one of the game’s best qualities is the level design. The variation in how each task is played is actually rather astounding, despite the fact that the primary gameplay never changes. The gameplay could have been monotonous soon, but it doesn’t. Some missions have only one way to complete them, while others are far more open-ended. The fact that the missions may be constructed in so many different ways demonstrates how sophisticated the gameplay is.
Kaiju Wars is a unique strategy game where you aren’t trying to kill anything but stall for time. The game is cheesy and knows its theme well, not to mention the levels are really fun and cool.