Game Classification

War of the Worlds Gameloft S.A. (France), Gameloft S.A. (France), 2005  

Informations Analyses Serious Gaming





Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Licensed title


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

War of the Worlds In War of the Worlds, the film based on the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, the focus is on mankind in a struggle against a strange alien invasion. In this take on it, however, the events are turned around as you command a tripod in its quest to exterminate all humans. In the thirteen levels, set in Osaka, London, New Jersey and apocalyptic wastelands, you guide the alien through side-scrolling levels, destroying anything in sight.

You can move the tripod, as well as the main turret to target waves of enemies. Each level ends with a boss attack where you take on a giant tank, submarine or a flying bomber, or prevent a ferry from escaping with human passengers. Many events follow the movie, and the order of the locations is also kept intact. Although you will spend a lot of time fending off enemies, time is the most important factor. You are much stronger than your enemies, so they will often charge with kamikaze attacks to slow you down. Buildings will also prevent you from moving steadily, and these need to be removed as well.

Health is shown as a power bar in the bottom left corner. You can collect power-ups to recharge it, and these grant more powerful ammo at the same time. Your enemies include tanks, helicopters, jets, bombers and motorboats. The tripod can also hold a maximum of three bombs - these destroy anything on the screen. During the missions, CNN-like reports are shown with information on the humans' return attacks.

As the waves of multiple enemies increase, you no longer have the time to fight them one by one. Instead, certain formations' units are highlighted in red. If you destroy these first, they will cause a chain explosion taking out the entire wave. Another way to trigger this is by shooting mines that humans have deployed. These will jump up and cause damage in the air. As a tripod, you can grab units and mines from the ground and launch them at incoming enemies. You can also capture humans for bonus points using the same technique. Aside from providing massive points, chain explosions provide additional seconds to your time limit, to recover when you have been slowed down. [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Mobile (Java ME)