Korean developer Lacuna King has unveiled a new project on our forums called Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile, but since that’s kind of a mouthful let’s just go with Mr. Missile. It takes the classic missile-defending gameplay of Missile Command and adds lovely pixel graphics and real-world locations to the mix, along with a storyline of invading slime creatures. The following teaser shows off how these locations will be portrayed in the game and if you stick around until the end of the trailer you get a glimpse of the actual gameplay in Mr. Missile.
I always loved Missile Command as a kid, but a large part of that was being able to whip around the trackball on the arcade cabinet. I still really enjoyed the game in its various non-trackball versions over the years, but something always felt missing. I’ll be interested to see the control scheme for Mr. Missile as simply tapping where you want your missiles to go sounds a bit too easy, but I’m also not so sure how you can translate the trackball experience to the touchscreen. Either way it looks really cool, and currently Lacuna King is asking in our forums if there are any real-world locations that people want to see in the game, so head over there and throw out some ideas for places you’d like to be able to defend from a slime invasion. Slime-Ball-Istic Mr. Missile should be releasing for iOS and Android at some point later this year.