You look through the viewport of your vehicle and see enemy forces flashing into the sector. Support ships come under fire as you watch the darkness of space turn into a wash of firefights. There are explosions so close that they rock you back and forth in your seat. Igniting your engines, you begin your flight into the battle and right at the closest enemy ships taking a few hits as you go. Rockets are launched and hit their targets with huge explosions. This is our review of War Tech Fighters.
From Developer Drakkar Dev and Publisher, Green Man Gaming comes the next game wanting to capitalize on a Gundam Wing type game. Now don’t get me wrong, this is definitely not a Gundam Wing title, and companies trying to mimic that style is fine with me as long as they do it right. War Tech Fighters is a game based in space, and you are fighting for the rebel colonies of Hebos and Ares against the Zatros Empire. You are destined to become the greatest War Tech pilot in the galaxy.
Equipped with a giant War Tech, you will fly into each battle equipped with the best gear you can afford. Your mech is upgradeable and expandable. With each piece of new armor from your legs, to your arms, your head, and your body, your mech will grow bigger and more powerful. You are able to equip better weapons as you go as well. There are single rockets, to quad rockets, small cannons to bigger higher caliber weapons. You truly become a force to be reckoned with.
You begin your mission onboard your command carrier inside of the hanger. The hanger bay is where you can equip new weapons and armor, you can learn about other parts of the game in a library of sorts. There is a mission platform where you can choose your missions, whether you want to play a new mission or replay an old mission for more points and to find any extras that are placed in the map. This is one of the better setups for a mech type game that I have seen in a while. It is clear and to the point so that you know what you are expecting to do.
The enemy forces come at you in waves with small fighters, larger attack vessels, and finally their own War Tech machines. The fighters are easy to take care of. After you weaken them you can use a special finisher move to stomp them, slash them, or smash them into oblivion. The larger vessels will take a little bit more time and love to destroy, and finally, the War Techs themselves are the hardest to take down. When you get to a certain point in a War Tech battle, you are able to lock up with them in hand to hand combat and complete finishers on them as well. It is very in depth as far as mech combat is concerned.
Note: Our copy was reviewed on Nintendo Switch with a code provided by PR.