Multiplayer games have always been a little tricky to sell in the Android platform. The main reason for this is that the controls are somewhat awkward since you have to rely on the touch screen. Overdose Caffeine is about to change multiplayer gaming in mobile devices by releasing Pocket Fleet Multiplayer.
Pocket Fleet Multiplayer can now be downloaded for free over at Google Play. You will need a device running on at least Android 2.2 as well as a storage space of 15 MB.
The game is basically a space shooter where you control a single small ship. There are three races which you can join. The Incorruptus are humans of the future. The Omnitron were once human but now have cybernetic bodies and have uploaded their minds in cyberspace. The last race is Aerie which is an alien life form that has a collective mind.
As you start the game you will be required to create a unique user ID and corresponding password. You can either choose a quick battle or join/create a room. In the quick battle mode you will usually play against opponents that are controlled by the computer. If you join a room you will go up against real live players.
Your main objective is to destroy the enemy shipyard. Of course your opponents will try to stop you and deal damage to your own shipyard too. The best strategy to employ here is to have your side go all out on the enemy shipyard. While leaving a defender on your shipyard is good, your shipyard has enough firepower to fend off for itself. When targeting the enemy shipyard let loose a quick barrage of firepower then retreat to a safe distance.
In the early stages of the game you will get the weakest ship and weapons. As you progress further in to the game you will get upgrades that will give you more power.
The game is recommended for anyone looking for a quick fix of action. The four game modes which are Team Match, Aerie Invasion, Capture The Orb, and Dogfight are definitely exciting to play.