Parents' Guide to

Override: Mech City Brawl

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, flashy anime bot brawler with strategic fighting.

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Ever since Godzilla first stomped his way through downtown Tokyo, people have loved to watch giant creatures duke it out, leaving ruin in their wake. Override: Mech City Brawl adds an anime twist to that formula, putting players in control of towering mecha-styled fighters in epic last-bot-standing battles filled with mayhem and destruction. The game's got a fun and colorful presentation, filled with flashy effects and cool character designs, complete with unlockable alternate customizations. There's even an insane party game that challenges up to four players to work together as a team controlling a single robot in battle. It's all kinds of crazy sci-fi fighter fun, but beneath its shiny, metallic exterior lies a surprisingly intricate brawler.

Override: Mech City Brawl has a slightly slower pace than you might expect from a fighting game. Players control each of their bots' individual limbs in combat, tapping for quick attacks or charging for power hits. This opens up some interesting combos, such as throwing quick right jabs to keep an opponent at bay before unleashing a devastating charged kick to send the opponent flying. But each type of move (quick, charge, block) can be countered with some other move in a rock-paper-scissors sort of formula. As a result, simple button mashing won't get you very far and instead just leaves your bot overheated and vulnerable. This makes fights a bit more strategic in nature, but still packed with action. If you've ever imagined piloting your own massive anime mech, Override: Mech City Brawl is a dream come true.

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