358443Luc Bernard's long awaited online multiplayer update for Mecho Wars [App Store] is finally available this afternoon. If you've been waiting to get the game until the online component has been added, now is your chance to join in on some OpenFeint-powered turn based multiplayer action.

Mecho Wars is a turn-based strategy game that plays very similar to the Advance Wars games on the Nintendo DS and Gameboy Advance. Since our review of the initial release, Oyaji Games has also added a second single player campaign and even more challenge maps to conquer.

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The online component features a ranking system with an insignia that changes as you defeat more opponents, along with twenty different slots that concurrent multiplayer games can be played in very similar to UniWar [99¢]. There are 20 different maps to play on along with four different objectives that range from capturing all buildings, killing a specific target, killing all enemy units, and reaching a certain gold total. There are also options for turn time limits ranging from 5 minutes to 24 hours.

The online multiplayer seems to work equally well both over WiFi and 3G, although it would be nice if there was an even shorter turn limit to make games feel a little bit more real time.

If you have questions for the developers about the game, Luc Bernard started a thread in our forums.

App Store Link: Mecho Wars, $4.99

  • Luc Bernard

    actualy the time limit is only for players to declare victory, you can still play in real time :) and see the other player make his turn right after yours if you're online

    and I think 5 minutes is short enough heh

  • Luc Bernard

    actualy the time limit is only for players to declare victory, you can still play in real time :) and see the other player make his turn right after yours if you're online

    and I think 5 minutes is short enough heh

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Wowz! Great! Will post an (as usual) high-quality, HD, stereo demo video in 8-10 hours.

    Great to see RTS / TBS games, finally, receiving multiplayer updates - yesterday, Warfare Incorporated (see my demo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_BTbalTYuY if interested) and, now, Mecho Wars.

    I'm also very happy that I've purchased the title while it was $1 now that it's been made $5 :))

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Wowz! Great! Will post an (as usual) high-quality, HD, stereo demo video in 8-10 hours.

    Great to see RTS / TBS games, finally, receiving multiplayer updates - yesterday, Warfare Incorporated (see my demo video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_BTbalTYuY if interested) and, now, Mecho Wars.

    I'm also very happy that I've purchased the title while it was $1 now that it's been made $5 :))

  • Tired of 99c Minigames

    This Game is of the hook. I would say it's better than advance wars on DS.
    A second campaign? Wow, I didn't expect that!

    Add me on Open Faint, the name's Alexhibition

  • Tired of 99c Minigames

    This Game is of the hook. I would say it's better than advance wars on DS.
    A second campaign? Wow, I didn't expect that!

    Add me on Open Faint, the name's Alexhibition

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Pretty good game. If only he hadn't made the colors so painful to look at...

  • http://www.kotodama.net/blog Zak

    Pretty good game. If only he hadn't made the colors so painful to look at...

  • Jaime

    I loved advance wars, could probably still play it for hours straight.
    But looking at the art design of this game, I don't think I would enjoy it much... I guess I need that military feel

  • Jaime

    I loved advance wars, could probably still play it for hours straight.
    But looking at the art design of this game, I don't think I would enjoy it much... I guess I need that military feel

  • Tired of 99c Minigames

    You will get that military feel with Rogue Planet.

  • Tired of 99c Minigames

    You will get that military feel with Rogue Planet.

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Multiplayer demo video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnnvxpVel1E

  • http://www.iphonelife.com/werner.ruotsalainen Menneisyys

    Multiplayer demo video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnnvxpVel1E