3000 AD


  • Currently 3.5/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 3.5/5 (48 votes)
| Comments (12) | Views (548)

Psychotronic3000AD3000 AD, from Sloth Productions, is a mech-battle game shown from a top-down perspective. Control the movement of your walking war machine with [WASD], aim and fire with the mouse, fire your shoulder rockets with [space]. The pacing is much less arcade-oriented than Rock Solid Arcade's similar Robokill. 3000 AD is a more stomping, creaking affair, much like classic tales of tall machines like Mech Warrior. Here your steel chassis will absorb gunfire, and lots of it. Your job is to dish it out faster than you take it.

In between missions, you need to balance the weight of your armament with the power of your engine, if you don't want to be nearly immobile. You can hold [shift] to vent exhaust during play, which speeds you up significantly (also good for frying nearby infantry), but also superheats your core temperature. Keeping your cooling system upgraded lets you use both your venting and your weaponry more often.

The graphics are a curious combination of sophisticated and hideous. Marvel at all the fog, water, and explosion effects, even as you squint to understand what might be shooting at you. The initial effect of the extremely low resolution may put you off, but as I grew used to it, I felt that the style gave it a stately feeling. It's almost like a story of olden times, when pilots were bearded, pixels were gigantic, and mechs were huge and clunky, not like these modern mechs with their hyper-skates and their glitch-core bina-rave parties.

Play 3000 AD

12 Comments

I couldn't get past the first 30 seconds. It's impossible to identify enemies against the terrain.

Reply
Alex Kantal February 16, 2009 9:48 PM

I found this game very fun, despite the graphics. In the end, I had the strongest equipment, all techs, all upgrades, and I was constantly overheating (I also forgot about the venting), yet I still beat it. I like these top down shooters: Robokill, ect.

Reply

Very fun, but overall, a bit short on strategy. The upgrading is a bit slapdash, as you get enough money early on to buy most upgrades pretty quickly, and skip straight to some of the later weapons, giving you a massive edge. The only particularly difficult part of the whole game is the last level.

Reply

I just noticed that you'll want to turn your AdBlock off before playing this.

[Edit: We've switched our links to a copy of the game on Kongregate, partly for this reason. It shouldn't be a problem now. -Psychotronic]

Reply

Alright, mechwarrior 3050, but much easier and lower rez than the old SNES. I wish they would remake Mechwarrior 3050 for the Xbox 360...

Reply

I cant seem to get past the first level. Am I supposed to cross the river? When I kill all the enemies and destroy the two buildings, if I try to cross the river it looks like theres a glitch with the sprite and the legs keep walking and the top of the mech stays on the opposite bank and I can't control anything anymore.

Reply

Ugh, I can hardly see whats going on. I really don't mind simple or retro graphics, but this is just plain awful. :/

Reply

The water is shallow (well, at least compared to how tall your mech is), so you can easily walk across it. In fact, standing in water gives you a major cooldown bonus, so if you stick to the wet places while boosting around and shooting, you'll have a big advantage over your enemies.

Reply

This game seems pretty easy so far (on level 4). A good set of LRMs and lasers with a gyro (to get your missiles on target faster) and sensor jammer (because enemy missiles hurt a lot!) will let you take out mechs and tanks in just 1 or 2 salvos. If you camp out in the water you can run exhaust and fire all of your weapons full speed, and it'll *still* take forever to overheat.

Reply

A bit too easy, missions usually finish with a "what, already?" feeling. It would have been nice to change the hull shape, e.g. start with a tank with just one turret and buy your way up to the megamech.

Reply

Don't like this one.

I'm usually a sucker for this overhead WASD/mouse shooters but in this game the designer got everything wrong - smudgy graphics, game balance, overall gameplay.. I couldn't stand playing it for more then a few levels.

Too bad - I really dig the overheating concept, upgrading your mech and so on, but the ugly execution with eyesore graphics is awful. And I really DON'T need great graphics in games, but being able to discern any object from the background is unforgiving.

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
2,730 Views
0 Comments
Nambers> Dora To win this sleek little puzzle game, just match the grid up top to the one on the bottom by linking and adjusting the values of different cells. It sounds easy, but with limited moves, it's trickier than you think. Also free for Android!  ...
2,146 Views
1 Comment
Guns, Gore, and Cannoli> Tricky In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!  ...
1,811 Views
0 Comments
WonderCat Adventures> Lori.h WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.  ...
3,458 Views
0 Comments
The Hollow> Lori.h After losing his Wife to illness the Huntsman's daughter has gone off into the forbidden woods filled with tricksters as well as The Hollow Queen. Now the Huntsman must venture in himself and face the unknown to find what took his daughter in this free indie visual novel.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Phantasmat: The Dread of Oakville

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!