Colossatron: Massive World Threat is all about controlling a giant, space faring robot creature, bristling with guns as he destroys everything in sight. How could it not be awesome?
Colossatron crash lands at a new city every level, which must be completely levelled to win the game. As he thunders around, smashing down buildings and causing havoc, the military responds with legions of tanks and choppers, dropships full of infantry and bombers. Most cities also have a boss of sorts like a massive, tough to kill plane or tank at the end. When a city is destroyed money is earned that can be used to upgrade or repair Colossatron. Premium currency can be picked up during games as well, which can be used to upgrade amour and unlock new weapons.
While Colossatron:MWT may look like an action game and in some ways it is, the crux of the game is more akin to puzzle games. As Colossatron rampages thought the city, different coloured pieces of his body float in from the sides of the screen at random. Each colour is a different weapon and they are dragged and dropped onto Colossatron. The idea is to drag pieces so they are in groups of three on Colossatron. When three pieces are arranged, they merge into one more powerful weapon. Some pieces will change colour when they are placed alongside others, such as blue and red which make purple. This is the only way to create some weapons.
Weapons are very satisfying in Colossatron:MTW and range from missiles to lasers and railguns and even flamethrowers. When Colossatron has a lot of weapons it’s easy to just gawk at the sheer number of bullets and lasers on screen as he slices his way through entire tank battalions in seconds. Soon into the game the player gains the ability to focus Colossatron’s fire and it is great fun to drag the crosshair over a massive squadron of bombers and watch them get torn into bits but Colossatron’s arsenal.