|Publisher||Casual Azur Games|
|Platforms||Android 4.1 and up|
Axes.io takes you to fun and addictive adventure. As what the title of the game suggests, Axes.io takes you to a multi-directional shooter game in which your main objective is nothing more but to survive. As you enter the battlefield, you will be facing against multiple online players and using your trusty axe, kill everyone that you will encounter along the way and survive. Like most io games, Axes.io is generally a survival of the fittest game that will surely put your skills on a test. If you think you are skillful enough to master and win this epic battle, feel free to explore Axes.io and see how long can you last.
The mechanics for Axes.io are very simple and easily manageable yet despite the apparent simplicity, players are strongly encouraged to exert the best of their visual reflexes and to show off their impressive eye and hand coordination to win the game. If you have played BarbarQ by Electronic Soul, you will find notable similarities in this game. They basically share the same concept but in a more simplified manner. Here’s how the game works. As soon as the game starts, it prompts you right away to the battlefield. This is a multidirectional fighting game which means you can explore the battlefield without limits.
The game is presented in a semi top-down perspective. You move around the battlefield using the virtual joypad and you attack by tapping the Axe icon located on the lower right corner of the game screen. All players will wander around the battlefield trying to defeat one another. Accuracy plays a key element in winning this battle. When you hit the attack button, the axe will be thrown in one straight direction so you better calculate your distance before you attack. Be mindful as well that once you throw the axe, you will be vulnerable for a short period of time until you got the axe back after few seconds.
Outrank Your Opponents
Your main objective in Axes.io is not just to survive but also to outrank your opponents. The game comes with two equally-challenging campaigns; the Deathmatch and the Battle Royale. Deathmatch is the first available campaign you can explore. This follows a ranking system and the battle will last infinitely as long as are not yet killed, otherwise, you can just try again and fight your way on top of the rank chart. Interestingly, the rank is defined based on two factors, the number of enemies you killed and the number of gems you collected.
Scattered around the map are the overwhelming number of gems that you can collect just by passing through them. Killing the enemies simultaneously is also advantageous. The game will give you options to choose one among the three randomly generated boosters. These boosters will help you maximize your chances of surviving. Some of them allow you to earn extra life while others will improve the speed and distance of your axe. They can also double your projectile.
Unlock Skins, Heroes and Other Campaigns
Axes.io offers a lot of other things to explore. Of course, this includes the Battle Royale Mode which you can unlock upon reaching a certain level. Interestingly, Battle Royale mode works the same way with the Deathmatch except for the fact that you can only have one attempt in this campaign. Therefore, once you are killed, there is no other option to go back on the same battlefield. It doesn’t have a rank chart but you can see how many players are still alive and wandering around. If you get killed and pulled out of the game, you can still reenter the same campaign but in a different server.
Another interesting feature of this game is the overwhelming number of skins and heroes that you can unlock. New Weapons can be obtained by buying them from the in-game shop. You can unlock these weapons through virtual gold coins that you earn every battle. Each weapon has its own special effect that you can freely take advantage with. Heroes, on the other hand, can also be accessed via an in-game shop and can be bought using the virtual currency. You can also obtain heroes and weapons through Daily Login Bonuses. To top it all, the game comes with a Daily Quest System which allows you to win more valuable prizes.
Axes.io is truly an addictive game. Much like most io games we have today, Axes.io captures the simplicity and addictive formula that every player will enjoy. As far as the appearance is concerned, the game offers a visual delight. You will be prompted to a dynamically changing map with visually stunning details that are mostly inspired by Minecraft. Since this is a multiplayer game, the result of the battle is always unpredictable which gives Axes.io a remarkable replay value. Overall, if you are looking for a simple multiplayer game with a decent challenge to offer, Axes.io is a perfect candidate. Currently, the game is available for both Android and iOS devices for free.