Saving Moo HD is a bizarre defense game released by Clickgamer.com.
“It’s a well-known fact that a farmer’s greatest fear is bunch of alien invaders stealing their cows. In Saving Moo, it’s up to you to prevent that from happening.”
This game really has a bizzare story line, with a farmer who has been kidnapped in the past by aliens and getting psychic powers and now is defending his herd of cows by strapping strange weapons to their backs to fight off the advancing alien fleet.
Gameplay wise, you are able to purchase things with “moo sacks”, bags that are dropped by your cows as they eat grass. Think along the lines of the sunflowers in plants vs zombies, but a bit more smelly.
With these moo sacks you can purchase weapons, like egg launchers and arm up your cows to defend themselves. Alien ships will approach and the moos need to have enough fire power to blow up the alien ship before they are pulled up onboard.
The game has you trying to balance having enough cows to produce the moo sacks and enough fire power available to defend them.
There is a campaign mode, that has you unlocking new weapons and abilities every level to protect your herd. These include a large bull (able to carry the heavy weapons), a de-cows (decoys), chicken launchers and a few others.
There is a survival mode, which has you surviving as long as possible with the weapons and abilities you have unlocked so far in the campaign.
Needless to say as the game progresses larger and stronger alien ships will appear and you will have to very strategic in your use of bulls and cows along with their weapons.
Another issues is that if your decoys or cows are dropped too far from the alien ship, then the decoy is blown up or their cow loses its weapon.
The graphics and sound are both very good, with the graphics having a nice cartoon style.
On the upside:
- A very different type of defense game.
- Tough to get the tactics right, so tests your defensive skills.
- Fun to play.
On the downside:
- Repetitive game play.
- Lose one cow, and you will more than likely game over a few moments later, no way to rescue the level.
- Not universal (iPhone version can be purchased for £0.69)
Overall, this is a fun defense game to play and has some humour thrown it. I cannot help by feel the likeness to plants vs. zombies on this one, even though the gameplay is very different. The game is a bit too tough at times with several alien ships appearing in the sky at once and you are limited to only five cows. If this game has some difficulty setting and a larger campaign mode it would be greatly improved. As it stands, defense game lovers should take a look if they are looking for something a bit different and a few laughs along the way.
Size: 32.3 MB
Price (at time of review): £1.49