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  • Summary: Battle against massive bosses, jump and climb onto them to find their weakspots and blow them to kingdom come in this action packed platforming boss rush, from the creator of the Gunman Clive series. When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers areBattle against massive bosses, jump and climb onto them to find their weakspots and blow them to kingdom come in this action packed platforming boss rush, from the creator of the Gunman Clive series. When the MegaMechs have taken control of the world, one small group of brave soldiers are still fighting for humanity's independence. Join them and lead the charge against the mechanical menace. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Apr 29, 2019
    90
    Get Mechstermation Force, get a partner if you can, and get ready to save the world. You’re going to frequently die trying, but the process will be a blast.
  2. Apr 8, 2019
    85
    Those small bumps aside, Mechstermination Force is absolutely wonderful. It presents a top-notch boss rush experience with fights that are exciting and memorable, the difficulty feels perfect, it doesn’t punish the player or feel mean-spirited, and it wraps up before it runs out of juice. Well done, Horberg Productions – this is absolutely superb stuff.
  3. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    With Cuphead just around the corner, we can’t help feeling sorry for Mechstermination Force. It's certainly less of a head-turner, but it's a more approachable take on boss rush platforming, with less of an emphasis on twitch-based, pixel-perfect precision. It's peppered with ingenious design and amusing writing and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with it. We'd recommend it as a more accessible alternative to (or appetiser for) Studio MDHR’s upcoming game. If you enjoyed Gunman Clive, this is a great expansion on the concept and well worth investigating.
  4. Apr 4, 2019
    80
    Mechstermination Force isn't a game for those easily frustrated; it requires a lot of patience. But beating a boss on the first try would never be fun. Only after losing again and again and nearly giving up but then whispering to yourself "one more go," should the boss's patterns be fully revealed.
  5. Jan 30, 2020
    80
    Mechstermination Force is a terrific boss-rush adventure that grants a few hours of undisputed, frenetic, and fast-paced gunplay against gargantuan robotic titans. Climb up the legs and torsos of these mighty beasts and take back Earth. Up to two heroes can blast away these monsters to the backdrop of fantastic audio tracks, while using a plethora of the biggest and most damaging guns. The visuals look neat, and the action-heavy fights are pretty to look at. If one downside had to be mentioned, it's that this experience can be over pretty quick as there aren't a lot of MegaMechs to battle, and the three-star system used to replay previous battles doesn't feature any further incentive other than bragging rights.
  6. May 1, 2019
    75
    My complaints with Mechstermination Force are straightforward because that's really what the game is, a boss rush shoot-fest. If the stars align and you can find someone who really enjoys 2D shooters, give the game a go: even its fleeting joy is worth the entry ticket. Hell, it's worth it if you go alone, so long as your expectations are in check.
  7. Apr 5, 2019
    60
    Fun, creative, and challenging boss battles dampened by outdated controls. Frustrating fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. May 16, 2019
    9
    Incredibly fun. The mechs are varied and inventive. Blasting off their armored parts and bashing their "cores" feels good--like you're reallyIncredibly fun. The mechs are varied and inventive. Blasting off their armored parts and bashing their "cores" feels good--like you're really damaging these giant things. Being able to climb the mechs Shadow of Colossus-style is what really makes you feel like a boss.

    Good difficulty. Hard, but not rage-inducing. (Well, the snake boss is frustrating near the end.)

    Minor complaints: repetitive, forgettable music; ugly hub world; difficulty ramp-up was a little uneven (some later bosses were easier than earlier ones).
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  2. Jan 8, 2020
    8
    Super challenging but also super fun game. you will battle against giant robots. controls are good and very few times you die because of theSuper challenging but also super fun game. you will battle against giant robots. controls are good and very few times you die because of the game mistake. is most of the time your own fault. Ive been playing coop only and its great to share the hard levels with someone. I think for single player must be very difficult. Great price for the quality of the game. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2019
    8
    I am only on the 2nd boss battle (level) but am really enjoying this game, despite how bad i apparently am at it. It is challenging, but itsI am only on the 2nd boss battle (level) but am really enjoying this game, despite how bad i apparently am at it. It is challenging, but its not cheap. you can figure out what you need to do, and how to do it fairly easily. The thing that i feel keeps this from being an excellent game is the controls. It controls fine, and is a throwback to the standard Contra or Metal Slug controls, but it could have been better if it incorporated a twin stick approach like something like Hive Jump did. It takes a while to get used to moving and aiming with the same stick, and it never really allows you to be deadly accurate. The game is well designed, runs perfect on Switch, and for the money has a ton of value packed in. Pick it up if you have an itch for a good shooter/boss rush game. Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2020
    8
    Поиграл, бомбонул, пошёл расслабляться dark souls 3.
  5. Apr 9, 2019
    7
    Contra meets Shadow of The Colossus.

    + Challenging yet rewarding when you finally figure out how to take each Mech down. + Requires
    Contra meets Shadow of The Colossus.

    + Challenging yet rewarding when you finally figure out how to take each Mech down.
    + Requires patience and a willingness to experiment and learn from each new death.
    + Focused design makes a welcome change from sprawling open world epics.
    + Addictive "one more go" arcade action

    - Character can feel "floaty" and imprecise - probably intentional, but hope the devs will tighten this up through updates
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  6. Apr 6, 2019
    5
    Insanely disappointing game. Just stick with Gunman Clive. Feels very unpolished and has very clunky controls. Wait for a deep deep sale orInsanely disappointing game. Just stick with Gunman Clive. Feels very unpolished and has very clunky controls. Wait for a deep deep sale or just skip all together, it's just mediocre as mediocre gets. Expand
  7. Apr 10, 2020
    4
    Mechstermination Force is extremely dissapointing. In this review, I will compare it to Cuphead quite a bit because they are in the sameMechstermination Force is extremely dissapointing. In this review, I will compare it to Cuphead quite a bit because they are in the same genre, but I will basing my score based off of the merits of this game alone. Mechstermination Force is a bossfight/boss rush game where you have to take down giant mechs who are attacking the city. First, you must break their armour and then you must hit the big buttons located all over the mech's body. This game has an awesome premise but is so poorly executed. The controls feel horrible and it is hard to do even basic platforming. The game severely lacks polish and feels like a project made in the free version of Unity. This game's bosses resemble those of Cuphead's in their unique movesets but fall short everywhere else. The shop mechanics are also super wierd - you get coins just by playing levels, even if you lose. It feels like the devs want you to die over and over to get upgrades rather than earn them. The game itself doesn't feel that hard - the difficulty comes from the lack of polish and the mechanics that don't work with each other very well. Some fights require platforming, and this game is terrible at that. It is clear that this wasn't a cash grab which is why I still have respect for it, but the more and more I play the less and less I like it. Expand

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