Review: Mini-Mech Mayhem (PlayStation VR)

Mini-Mech Mayhem

Mini-Mech Mayhem has a highly accessible strategy component with deeper underlying mechanics and heart-warming humor at its core.

Pros:

  • Amazing cartoon graphics.
  • 1.58gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • A tutorial that is repeatable.
  • Strategy gameplay.
  • Table-top game board, you face off against opponents by setting 3 actions and watching it play out. The goal is to the first to collect 3 victory coins.
  • Mech and avatar customization area and you can change everything and change the colors.
  • Controls–ds4 or move controllers.
  • Comfort settings-avatar height slider, board distance, and panel angle.
  • Actions-move and shoot. Goes deeper by allowing you set direction, move length and what body part to shoot at.
  • Each character has 3 hearts, once gone they respawn at their starting square.
  • Rounds-once everyone puts their 3 action in the round plays the commands out.
  • Frozen Synapse feels.
  • Powerups/pickups on the game board.
  • Earn EXP and level up to unlock new clothing options.
  • Easy controls, all done via the panels and very straight forward.
  • Emotes to use as well as a dance button.
  • Cutesy animations and interactions.
  • A lot of Replayability.
  • Online play-search and host options including private invite only lobby.
  • 4 player support.
  • Ai difficulties-easy, normal and hard.
  • Single player is just pick how many Ai to face and set the difficulty.

Mini-Mech Mayhem

Cons:

  • No fast forward button for ai/opponent turns.
  • Only the one game board.
  • 1v1 is not fun and can go on for ages.
  • Ai can be very sporadic with tactics.
  • Can’t assign emotes or shortcuts to the buttons.

Mini-Mech Mayhem

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10
8.6/10

Summary

Mini Mech Mayhem is an absolute blast of a strategy game. You and up to 3 other players (online or Ai) play on a square game board, putting in 3 actions and watching it play out round after round. First to collect 3 victory coins wins! I love the animations and overall look of every Mech, powerful editor helps everyone create their own unique Mech but also an avatar. Watching people pick moves is just fascinating, I like how all the controls are clear and using it on a panel means little explanation is needed. Aside from a possible card game, mi I Mech is a must play strategy game that is inviting and accessible to all players. I would like more boards but for what it is its so much fun! Yet another must-own psvr game.

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!

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