Mayan Death Robots Preview
Mayan Death Robots from Sileni Studios has been described as Scorched Earth meets Worms, a perfect blend of action and strategy. The Gamer’s Lounge got a chance to check out a preview of the game and the buzz out of PAX East 2015 was right. This game is a lot of fun.
I played for a few hours and this is what I like so far. There is a decent amount of Gods to pick from. Each has their own theme and weapons. While there is no wind in Mayan Death Robots, it does have a fast moving timer. Players have to select what they want to use and where they want to aim pretty quickly.
The ability to jump and place Tetris-like blocks also makes for some interesting planning. Do you block your totem in or try to box in an opponent? The Gods are colorful and have interesting names such as Akna, Hun-Batz, Chac, and AH-Punch. Personally I have been using Chac who is Howler Monkey God, he throws bananas and rocks.
Most of the time, players will spend time trying to blast each other’ Totems vs. trying to kill each other. My wife picked up my wired 360 controller and mentioned that the game looked fun. We attempted to destroy each other in a few rounds. She picked up the game quickly and mentioned she really enjoyed what she played so far. That is a good sign and points out Mayan Death Robots could have a wide appeal to a large audience.
I dabbled in the campaign a little, which includes battling your friends and destroying certain objectives. The campaign also features 2 players vs. a Boss. This is a neat twist on the game. I really enjoyed the quick matchups. So far, I have had a lot of fun with Mayan Death Robots. The game looks good so far and there seems to be plenty of options for players looking to try different modes.
The preview made me think that a game like this would be perfect for a Steambox, or if it had networked multiplayer. I’ll be keeping an eye on the site and their twitter feed for updates and be sure to check back in with The Gamer’s Lounge to see our thoughts on the full game when it is released. If you are interested in seeing more about the game, check out this trailer. There is also info on the game’s website.
Mayan Death Robots will be available on the PC next year. The preview code was provided by Calico Media.