Lunar Battle is Atari and On 5’s latest free to play title to hit mobile – after RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 crashed onto iOS and Android in 2014 – and it’s looking… alright?
It’s a cool-if-standard-looking city builder, except it’s set on the moon (awesome) and has space combat (even more awesome).
As we all know, space makes anything cooler, so a pretty by-the-numbers resource management game does is elevated (literally) by the move to space.
Then there’s the humour, seen in, for example, the scientists who won’t get out of the space ship until they’re drowned in coffee – to which you have to build a coffee factory and cafe.
Combat is a little basic, but it does break up the base building while looking bright and colourful, and winning battles can reap rare rewards for use in base building.