Luc 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.
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 [99ยข]. 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