Published on November 2nd, 2011 | by G. Bargas, Managing Editor
It’s Okay to be Small in these Nano Assault Screens
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: November 22, 2011
SRP: USD 29.99
The cell. The smallest form of basic life. Whether it’s the life of a human beginning from this basic structure, or meeting its demise based on survival of the fittest. Ah, and there enters the comfort of Mother Nature. This is the premise behind one of the newest Nintendo 3DS titles to make its way to launch on the 3D handheld.
In the case of Nano Assault, we venture on to take out this viral onslaught from contaminating the human race and be home in time for dinner. The Nanostray virus is on the verge of making the entire world its breeding ground.
After being spotted at E3 2011, the game has been held to such heights as being “…one of the best-looking 3DS games at E3.” It is great that more companies are starting to develop games tailored more towards the Nintendo 3DS design and not just create a DS game that can be played in 3D.
Players take on the role of captain of the Nanite vessel and shoot down the virus at it’s roots in over 32 different levels. Take to the microscope slide of things and destroy enemies such as the Black Nucleus, Hyper Blobs and Spore Plants. There are also many assault weapons to unlock as the journey continues. Some secondary weapons include lightning chains, electric flashes and the laser are just some of the weaponry this little vessel is housing.
If you think that stretching that single life to achieve that mega huge score will go unnoticed, the online leaderboards should lend some satisfaction. There are also a few other modes, such as an arcade time-attack style portion, to further showcase your skills. There is also a “Boss-Rush” mode to take on the Big Papa’s of the game in back-to-back battles.
One thing players will be interested to know is that the game has an adaptive A.I. system. This means that the landscape and difficulty of the game will change based on how you play. Just when you thought it was safe to enter that amoeba, the scenery changes, and you’ve got a whole lot of Entamoeba histolytica on your hands. Well, hopefully not literally on your hands.
If you are a science nerd, or just the Pew! Pew! Pew! kind, be on the lookout for Nano Assault later this month.