Have you been itching to try a user friendly beginner game on your mobile phone? Or maybe you are a mobile gaming veteran and just want to play something quirky that can fill you with hours of entertainment outside of your normal game? Well let me tell you about a 2D objective based shooter game that you’re sure to love. It’s called Tacticool!
What is Tacticool and How Does it Play?
Tacticool, a 5v5 multiplayer mobile shooter. You play as one of many types of operators in a 2D war torn world where you play objective based missions with five people on each side. You must score 100 points or have the most points at the end of the time limit to win the match. There is also a game mode known as infection where you kill zombies on consecutive levels (10 full levels) and they get harder to kill each time you go up.
Now the meat and potatoes of this game, it’s gameplay and how it runs.
Let’s start simple, the gameplay of this mobile game is actually quite fun, in a sense that it’s addicting and time passes quickly, before you even know it. Playing multiple objective based games and trying to score as many points as possible in a specific time limit (like many other games) is what makes it addicting.
Tacticool has three different modes, I’ll list them one by one.
The first game mode is similar to capture the flag, you need to grab a red backpack and hold on to it longer the the opposing team. You gain points for holding onto it and you also gain points for taking out the enemy players too. Next mode is team death match. This mode is exactly how it sounds, with a slight catch. The opposing team has an MVP, taking out this MVP will score you extra points. You also have an MVP that you need to protect, if you even know who it is, this game doesn’t exactly tell you that, it only tells you when you are the MVP.
Lastly, a game mode that is similar domination, in a sense. You need to protect two control points from the enemy, and if they take one you need to take it back before the time expires. The two sides to this game mode are of course, your attackers, and then your defenders.
This game is amazing, addicting, and extremely fun, but there is a downside to it. Tacticool is a largely pay to win sort of game. They interrupt you in-between games to try and sell you weapon packs and game passes. The thing about this is that the game doesn’t get many new things added to it, so the outrageous pop-ups for buying stuff is quite annoying. In my opinion they do it to make money and they don’t actually use it to update or add to the game much. It’s till fun though!
Graphics and Sounds
Let’s start of with the graphics of tacticool…They are very cartoonish, your avatars have oversized hands, and the weapons seem to big or small for them. This though creates a quirkiness that actually fits with the game, making it even more fun.
Sounds on the other hand are very vanilla, your weapons mostly sound the same, just slowed down and sped up sound patterns that were plugged into the weapons you use.
In closing, I’d like to say that if you like mobile games and quirkiness that can hook you for hours of entertainment, I’d recommend downloading and playing this game. Some people may not like it and that’s fine, but don’t judge a game without trying it first. If you want to play with me on Tacticool, just add me at tshumitto! Have fun, and enjoy the Tacticool Operator life!