Military races through enemy’s territory
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 16 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Decoy is a very extraordinary arcade game in which you will try yourself as a bait on an enemy territory and provoke the enemy troops to start firing at you with all guns. As they say, orders are not discussed but followed, and in this game a crazy general is very fond of giving them.
GameplayEach new level in the game will become a big surprise for you. At first, you will carelessly drive on roads following the directions of some pointers. Then you will have to learn to look around in order to save your jeep from a speed train on some crossing. A little later, you will also find a race with a virtual opponent, and only by passing most of the preparatory course, you will be allowed to proceed to military tasks. However, having passed a couple of such tasks, you will have to either buy the game, or forget about it, but during the trial you will be to see whether or not you want to play Decoy.
Gameplay featuresSo, the first military task is to break through the enemy’s electronic gates by disabling their control points. To do this, you will need to find a small block with a green indicator and drive up to it as close as possible. As soon as the distance between the control block of the gates and the car will be satisfactory, the latter will have its hatch opened and an electron gun started which with the help of lightning will perform its dirty business. You may search for such blocks by means of yellow pointers on the edges of the playing field, so there will be no particular problems with search of targets.
The next task will be crossing the border of the enemy protected by a fighter helicopter. Try to get to the destination without dying under heavy fire, and the job is done . The final task in the training mission will be a real provocation. You will need to destroy the previously mentioned control points of the gates and then endure several attacks from enemy aircraft. This time, you will be chased by bombers periodically dropping bombs on the ground.
ControllingControlling in the game is carried out mainly by a multi-positional joystick but sometimes on the screen there appear buttons for acceleration of the car or launch of a missile programmed. Owing to the implemented view from above, you will initially experience some difficulties in operating the vehicle, but eventually you will get used and start to drive on difficult terrains at high speeds. Important is not to forget that a reversing car goes much slowly than usually, and because of the modest detailing of objects (including the vehicle itself) it can be easily confused where its trunk and where the hood is.
ResumeThe graphics in the game are actually not bad, but the design of locations feels a little like monotony. The sound is quite nice as well but most of the time you will hear music and not what is happening on the battlefield. In general, the game is very original and it will surely find fans even though we have been hardly touched by it.