Many people ask if I believe in aliens. Well, not really, but just play along. Personally, I believe they do. But they look just like us, talk just like us, and have a society very similar to ours. Except they have gills. That’s pretty much it. Now is there any point to this opening other than to waste time? Kind of. Today’s game has aliens in it. In fact, it’s called Alien Rain. And, from the title, I assume you play the role of an interstellar weatherman. Now there’s a brilliant idea for a game! Anyways, let’s take a look at Alien Rain for Windows devices.
One thing that definitely stood out about Alien Rain is the way the aliens themselves are portrayed. They have that basic cartoony look you see in many, well, cartoons. They’re all colorful and actually quite adorable. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind if they actually look like this. It’d be much less scary than in Predator.
So how do you stop the impending doom of an alien invasion? You tap them with your thumb of course! However, you won’t simply be tapping mindlessly at our intergalactic attackers. Different aliens will require different taps. For example, some larger aliens will require you to press and hold them, while others require you to tap them twice. Wow, War Of The Worlds would have been a lot shorter if they knew that was the way to defeat the aliens.
Is It Fun?
I had a decent time while playing Alien Rain. There’s a decent amount of challenge, especially considering the amount of aliens that can appear on screen. And there’s a decent amount of variety, as different aliens require different attacks. Maybe just one more layer of variety, such as an explosive weapon you can set off when your thumbs get tired. Yeah, I like the sound of that. I’m going to send that idea in.
The Bottom Line
Alien Rain for Windows devices surprised me quite a bit. While I was expecting something generic and unplayable, I got a game that turned out to be pretty addictive. I found myself having quite a bit of fun while tapping away at invading aliens. And saving the world, I assume. I’d definitely recommend the game for a quick playthrough at least. But I don’t want to tell you what to do. I’m not the boss of you.