Mechabellum Preview (Steam Early Access)

For our Mechabellum Preview, We check out this epic auto-battler taking place on the newly colonized planet of Far-Away. You’re the Commander of an army of mechs fighting it out in massive PvP battles. Customize and level up your units, strategically place them on the battlefield and watch them destroy your enemies.

Mechabellum Preview Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 5.98GB Download size.
  • Graphics settings – fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, frame rate, base settings, graphics preset, show unit wreckage, show trees, show interface blur, anisotropic filtering, show small unit animations, show smoke and dust when units move.
  • Custom graphics settings – anti-aliasing, texture quality, shadows, shadow resolution, and building display.
  • Auto Battler gameplay.
  • Mech-based combat.
  • Commander Academy serves as a tutorial with a series of stages.
  • Community challenges – play user-created challenges.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Practice mode lets you pick game difficulty, and location along with starting setup (leader).
  • Four leaders to choose from and each has a pre-made load out of two initial units, type of ability, and starting health.
  • Four difficulties – Easy, normal, hard, and insane.
  • Testing Grounds is where you set up everything yourself and try out unit fights and formations.
  • wiki link is a more in-depth help and tutorial section.
  • The help section is a basic grasp of the rules.
  • Satisfying gameplay.
  • The game plays out on a round-by-round basis and ends when one side is either wiped out or when their two towers are destroyed.
  • Each round you get credits to spend on buying or upgrading units.
  • Every round you get to choose one of four random abilities. A fifth option is you skip it and get credits.
  • when placed on the battlefield you can freely move them around your side, A line will appear to show who you are aimed at.
  • Survival mode is where you keep playing until you lose all your health and offers a fifth very easy game difficulty.
  • Winning is done by clearing out the enemy’s health bar. Each round that you have units left alive, do damage to them.
  • Simple controls.
  • You can get away with doing most of the game with just the mouse.
  • The game looks incredible from the sheer scale of battle to the lasers, explosions, and destruction.
  • You have no control over your team at all once you click end deployment.
  • 16 units each covering a particular part like air or ground.
  • Save and rewatch game replays.
  • Unit modification – here you select what upgrades are available to that unit in battle.
  • The Survival mode supports Co-op play.
  • Three locations – Railway Town, Training base, and Forest Eye.
  • Camera control allows you to pan around, zoom in and out, and unlock the camera for free roam.
  • Formations are a quick way to relocate and place units. You can see a preview and change your mind at any time.
  • Time limit each round.
  • Highly detailed assets and world.
  • Pay (in-game credits) and choose your own units to make them available.
  • You have to place the strong power abilities during the round end.
  • Very addictive.
  • The game speed is fine, especially with how long the round plays out.
  • Earn EXP by playing and leveling up to get tech points.
  • Tech points are used to unlock new abilities for troops to have.
  • A full 3D viewer of each unit.
  • Units can have up to four abilities equipped.
  • The tournament mode has a selection of upcoming tournaments.

Mechabellum Preview Cons:

  • No graphics benchmark test.
  • Foreign language on some of the menus.
  • Railway town shows up many times in the location choices.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • You can only place units when you first buy them.
  • No Steam achievements.
  • The round-timer is so long it’s almost redundant.
  • No controls like fast forward or anything.
  • Doesn’t support controllers.
  • Takes a while to get your head around each unit and all the abilities and bonuses.
  • There is no default camera to see the whole Battlefield.

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Official website.

Developer: Game River

Publisher: Paradox Arc – Paradox Interactive

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Steam Early Access

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!