While most strategic battle games require intelligence and careful planning, this cute, cartoony tactical battle game keeps things simple ... and adorable. In The Battle Cats, you have to help your furry friends take over the world, while deflecting incoming attacks from dogs, snakes, and stick figure people. To do this, you simply have to wait until your money meter fills up and the time meter runs down, so you can send an attack cat into battle. Once deployed, they automatically fight any incoming enemies and their bases until one side is destroyed. When you have the money, you can also upgrade your troops or, by waiting for the right moment, use one of your base's weapons.
All of this plays out in the kind of cute and cartoony glory you'd expect from a game where you send cats to do your bidding. The thing is, if you're looking for a true test of your strategic abilities -- you know, in preparation for the cat-pocalypse we all know is coming -- this game won't turn you into General Mills, let alone General MacArthur. It's not that deep or tactical. It's also odd that, after you've played a while, you can get some rather racy cats that aren't kid-friendly, including a couple who enjoy being tied up, bondage-style. To be honest, they don't add much in terms of the gameplay; they're odd visual or character quirks that don't impact the on-screen action. But if you love cute, cartoony cats, and want them to take over the world, The Battle Cats should keep you entertained.