In Megaton Rainfall you play as an indestructible interdimensional superbeing. Not bad huh? And if we’re being specific, his holyness needs to stop an onslaught of aliens attacking Earth – so get ready for something over the top and grand. Welcome to Megaton Rainfall and demolition time.
The invaders are a ruthless fast moving army that have the means and craft to go anyway faster than the speed of light. They’ll terrorise city by city; collapsing skyscrapers, demolishing towns and wreaking havoc. With a vast amount of weapons and fire power, cities crumble fast and it’s your job to fight back and save the humans. As you’re a superbeing you can’t take damage, so the amount of civilian casualties is how the game measures your health bar. Clever. It’s not just the aliens that can wipe out entire neighbourhoods, you too can also tot up the casualty rate if those blasts from your hands don’t aim right. Screams and cries can be heard as buildings and office blocks fall as your miss timed powers stray from their targets.
Weaving in and out of skyscrapers playing peek-a-boo or pinpointing the weak spots of a twisting alien mechanic slug (and all while levitating) make for some tense gameplay. There’s a healthy selection of weird and wonderful aliens to wipe out, and prioritising which alien poses the most threat to the civilians makes your choice an important one. But be quick, these guys don’t hang around for long – they have a master plan to see out.
While action does become rather samey, the introduction of new weapons like telekinesis or the ability to freeze time help keep things fresh. There’s also some nice visual moments that make Megaton Rainfall standout from other games currently available on the Nintendo eShop. The destruction of entire cities and the upshot of watching them fall is impressive even if played in handheld mode. Furthermore the mix of music when you travel far up into the ether requires a mention. Top stuff.
With the Switch seeing a steady amount of PlayStation 4 games available over at the Nintendo eShop, Pentadimensional Games shooter is a very welcome addition indeed.
Megaton Rainfall rains down an over the top alien shooter on Nintendo Switch. While it may not offer a huge amount of variety, there’s definitely a fine shooting experience to be had.
Lizard Rating: 7.5/10