Captain strike

Trying to lớn figure out everything in Captain Strike is a bit lượt thích being asked for a secret password to lớn get inkhổng lồ a special club. The promise of something enjoyable is within reach, apparently, but only to lớn those in the know.

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A free-to-play online-only third-person shooter that allows iOS & Android players lớn shoot one another, Captain Strike is, as you"d rightly imagine, all about running, gunning, và grinding towards increasingly useful gear with which to lớn repeat the endless cycle.

A very brief tutorial ensures that you know enough about the controls that you"ll have sầu a chance against other players, before you"re tasked with heading off inlớn one of nine arenas to lớn go và shoot some strangers. No story, no context - just, "here"s a gun, good luck".

Stiông xã to lớn your gunsFrom there, things are fairly standard. Kill an opponent and an on-screen Hotline of Duty-esque pop-up will display, showing how many experience points your act of violence just earned you.

The usual bonuses are acquired for performing minor feats, such as racking up a decent killstreak, or exacting revenge on someone who shot you down earlier in a match.

By và large, the controls are just about up to the task. A left virtual stiông xã controls movement, swiping around the screen aims, & a button khổng lồ the lower-right shoots.

Where things get fiddly is when an opponent gets too cthua. Want khổng lồ wallop someone stood in front of you? In Captain Strike you"ll need lớn swipe an on-screen inhỏ a couple of times, cycling from your primary weapon to your secondary shooter, before finally arriving at your melee option -assuming you survive that long, of course.

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Lone wolves can jump straight in to free-for-all bouts against up lớn nine other players. Team battles are also available, where you can even phối up clans, should that tickle your pickle.

Jump the gun

For those who are feeling really confident, though, there"s the option of betting some of your hard-earned in-game gold against your performance, with kills here netting you precious gold on top of your experience points. Or, at least, that"s how it works as far as I can tell.

It"s with this gold that you"re able to lớn buy a plethora of goodies, from superior weapons (all of which appear lớn be level-locked for fairness) lớn cosmetic upgrades, which is essential should you wish your avatar khổng lồ not look like a bemused Daniel Craig impersonator.

Annoyingly (và you may notice a pattern emerging), there"s no real way of knowing what benefits these items might bestow. Yes, there are small icons with numbers next to lớn them, but no explanation lớn go with them.

Son of a gun

Likewise, there seems to be a menu-based crafting system in the game, but how this works is anyone"s guess.

All-in-all, Captain Strike is a bit lượt thích its graphics - in no way noteworthy, but good enough. Its audio thiết kế is wisely minimal during gameplay, with positional audio giving anyone wearing headphones decent warning when their foes are nearby.

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But for groups of friends with differing tastes in devices và a willingness to lớn give a free game a shot, that could be the deal-maker in an otherwise tepid blover of predictable genre tropes.


If you"ve always wanted lớn pit iOS-owning friends against Android evangelists, you may find some mileage in Captain Strike, though there"s little that"ll make you stichồng around

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