It’s always nice to boot up a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. B Team: Metal Cartoon Squad is such a game, shunning any sort of war realism to deliver a cartoon shooter that’s like a cross between old SNES game Super Smash TV and arcade classic Gauntlet. Movement is controlled using the D-pad while shooting is on the stylus.
So, you rampage through the game’s 30 missions with little more to think about than killing everything that moves and picking up bonus weapons and health. Everything’s destroyable, which makes for good explosions too. It’s fairly brainless, but the quirky art style and co-op make it stand out from the DS shooter crowd.
Feb 20, 2009