Originally created by Rage Newcastle, Expendable Rearmed launched on the PC and the Sega Dreamcast in 1999. Gamers quickly embraced this arcade action shooter because of its addictive gameplay, and now this classic game just became available for your Android phone or tablet thanks to Retrobomb. The game is set in AD 2463 in the distant worlds deep in space. Things were going okay until the G’neng came, which is a malevolent bio-mechanical alien race. You are the head of a clone army with expendable units, and your job is to rid of these aliens. You will start near home, work your way through different colonies, and with a lot of work you just might make it to the enemy home world.
If you like shooting things up, you will love Expendable Rearmed. It’s a total shootfest as you simply shoot at anything that moves, and even if doesn’t move you can blow it up. You will have your choice of various weapons which include Flame Throwers, Mini-Guns, Phantasm orbs, Alien weapons, SpiraCannons, Heat seaking missiles, grenades, and the almighty railgun.
I am not familiar with the original, but this version looks to be as good if not better than it. The best experience will be with a Tegra 3 device, but you don’t need a Tegra to play it. It’s also compatible with Snapdragon, Adreno, Mali and SGX hardware. If you’re lucky enough to have a Tegra 3, you will get enhanced effects such as gorgeous water effects, masses of extra particles and advanced extra shadowing.
If you’re looking for a new console-like quality game, Expendable Rearmed might a good choice. The only issue I have is the controls as I had a hard time aiming my shots. It desperately needs Bluetooth controller support in my opinion. My understanding is that it will be compatible with the Sony Xperia Play with an update soon, but that’s too limited. Hopefully they will open it to more controllers, but on the other hand, a lot of you might not find the same issue I did. It’s available now in the Google Play Store for $2.99. Check out my quick hands on video, Retrobomb’s game trailer, and hit one of the download links below. Let us know what you think.
* IF IT MOVES… SHOOT IT *
Attack the G’NENG and kill them all. Relentless waves of aliens in a fight to the death
* IF IT DOESNT MOVE… BLOW IT UP *
Nearly everything can be blown up. Large detailed worlds ready to be destroyed.
Beautifully rendered destruction effects, have never made destruction so satisfying
* CONSOLE QUALITY *
You will never believe your phone or tablet could ever do this.
* NO LOADING TIMES *
Bored of waiting for your games to load between levels. EXPENDABLE REARMED uses our unique streaming technology to all but remove loading times
* WEAPONS GALORE *
Loads of weapons including, Flame Throwers, Mini-Guns, Phantasm orbs, Alien weapons, SpiraCannons, Heat seaking missiles and the almighty railgun, all with 5 levels of powerups. Grenades too… including the insane destruction of the nuke-grenade.
* FABULOUS SOUND *
All the original sound effects and music
* ACHIEVEMENTS AND GLOBAL HIGHSCORES *
Just like the old arcades… dont just be best in your town, be best in the world. Download and use the SCORELOOP app to put your name up in lights.
* RENDERING EFFECTS FOR TEGRA 3 *
Some all new effects tuned for TEGRA hardware
Have bragging rights with your new NEXUS hardware.