Hands on with Vivendi's Delta Force on mobile
The squad's back in action
You'd think there were enough war-torn locations in the world for game developers not to have to invent new ones. Nevertheless, the first level of Vivendi's tasty squad-based shooter Delta Force (which is the follow up to 2006's Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre), sees you fighting your way through an Estonian conflict zone. Maybe some of those Brit stag party goers went a little too far?
The top-down game itself is a more realistic affair, though. Your three man squad consists of a standard M16-equipped grunt, a sniper, and a weakly armed engineer. The latter takes the utility mantle, defusing mines, calling in air strikes, and holding the squad's health packs.
You toggle between each of them using the '0' key. You don't directly control their movements, however. Instead, you move an icon in the shape of a pair of feet using the cursors keys. These feet remain green when in a location you can move your soldiers to, and turn red otherwise. Pressing '5' with green feet gets your selected soldier moving to that location, or hitting '#' moves all three there.
The really neat thing about this system is that it combines movement with weapons. For example, if you move the feet over an out-of-range enemy and press '5', your soldier will move until said target is in range, at which point the green feet will turn into a target icon. Cue the gunfire of freedom.
You can see a short video of how it plays out here:
It's certainly one game we'll be looking forward to playing more when it's released as part of Vivendi Mobile's summer line-up. Click 'Track It!' to be alerted when we review.