The Anomaly games have been available for Android and iOS for a while now. Interestingly enough, they’re also available on PC. I happen to own the first game for PC, Anomaly Warzone Earth, and I can’t seem to get enough of it. Luckily, there’s a sequel to the first game, called Anomaly Korea, which I will pick up as soon as I beat the other one.
The games are essentially tower defense at their core, with some fascinating concepts and gameplay elements added in. Instead of placing towers to defend against an oncoming enemy, you are the invading enemy.
You control a group of military vehicles, each outfitted with a custom design and selection of weapons and enhancements. You must properly manage the vehicles as they travel along a pre-defined path, by helping them avoiding obstacles and enemy units alike. Along the way, there are several different routes you can take, so you’re tasked with making split second decisions about where to send your units. Various conditions and events often cause you to redirect units along a different route. For example, debris may stumble across your intended route, whereupon you have to choose another.
While your vehicles are traveling, you maintain control of a head unit that can utilize various power-ups and utilities in the heat of battle. The initial ‘care package’ or power-up you can use is related to health. When used, the power-up will affect a spherical area, healing all units that pass through the area. It’s perfect for last minute heals, when enemies are about to wreak havoc on one of your damaged vehicles.
As you progress through the game, more care packages are unlocked, of course. I won’t spoil the fun by telling you what they are or what they do, you’ll just have to play the game for that. It is worth noting that you don’t have an endless supply of power-ups, so you will have to use them sparingly during your playthrough.
Of course, I wouldn’t be telling you all this on Blackberry Rocks if the games weren’t available for Blackberry 10. You can find both games, Anomaly Warzone Earth and the sequel Anomaly Korea in Blackberry World. They were specifically developed for the Blackberry Z10, which is certainly good to hear.
Productivity apps and various utilities are great to have when it comes to a mobile platform, but it’s no secret that most folks use their smartphone to kill some time. Games are certainly welcomed on the Blackberry platform, especially if they’re as top notch as these ones.
Anomaly Warzone Earth is $3.99, and Anomaly Korea is the same price. All in all, it’s not a terrible price to pay for such a revered game. I highly recommend giving them a try if you have your Z10!
Anomaly Korea, by the way, uses the same gameplay formula, yet changes it up with new maps and new units. If you enjoy the first one, then you’ll surely appreciate the sequel. Also, in terms of story, it doesn’t actually matter which game you decide to play first.
Have at em’ Blackberry lovers!
Anomaly Warzone Earth