Take the precision of the artillery gameplay in the Worms series, drop in some real-time strategy elements like base and tower building, and you get Cannon Brawl. We played the indie game's multiplayer mode, which pitted two players against each other in a 2D bombardment battle. With multiple hero classes, tower unit choices, and destructible environments, we had a blast trying each one out in the incredibly strategic, cartoony battles.
Players control a flying airship that acts as a cursor/pointer of sorts for building and managing your structures. Before you start a match you can choose between a variety of offensive and defensive towers you'll place on the map. These range from a standard cannon tower and a devastating laser emplacement to a shield-producing satellite dish that creates a projectile blocking shield. As you earn more cash from your gold mines, you can upgrade each of your towers a total of three times, which enhances the towers' abilities significantly. The goal is to beat through your opponent's defenses and destroy their home base before they destroy you.
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Cannon Brawl will offer a full single-player campaign
You'll even battle against massive battleships
Moving your airship over damaged buildings will automatically repair them
Lasers can be completely reflected by shields, but you can also use your enemy's defenses against them