Vector Conflict: The Siege
Vector Conflict: The Siege, from Dig Your Own Grave, takes you back to the early days of arcade games, back when games like Tempest and Omega Race were the new guys on the block. With its glorious vector graphics, Vector Conflict looks like the brother of the classic tank combat game Battlezone, and plays like a cross between that and a turret defense game.
Your turret sits in the center of a battlefield, with vehicles streaming in from all directions, even from the air. Defend your position until you last ounce of shield power has been drained. Aiming is accomplished with the mouse, while [A] and [D] rotate your turret 90 degrees to the left or right, and [S] performs a quick turn. Fire you main weapon with the mouse button, or launch a missile at your target with [spacebar].
As you destroy enemies, you collect resources. These resources can be used between levels to purchase upgrades to your weapon, more missiles, shield batteries, and mining equipment to gain resources quicker during the level. You can also replenish EMP pulses and nuclear weapons with your resources, giving you constant access to these devices of destruction throughout the game.
Vector Conflict brings some of the charm of classic gaming back, while adding a touch of modern with the upgrade system. Early levels start out easy to give you a chance to get used to the idea of watching your radar and rotating to face your foe. Certain enemies can be taken out quickly and can be briefly ignored in order to take out a larger, more destructive enemy first. Smaller ground units will attack from both the ground and air in a kamikaze style, tanks will move up and shoot at you until you take them out, while air units will take runs at you with either guns or bombs. The wide variety of enemy units keeps the game interesting, and the slow introduction gives the game length.
Take control of your weapon, and start defending the planet from invaders with Vector Conflict: The Siege. The game is perfect for bite-sized sessions of 3D combat, or longer sessions of retro-styled battle. And no quarters are required!