Tesla vs Lovecraft Review
Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Tesla vs Lovecraft by 10 Tons Ltd.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the game for review purposes but like all of my reviews, this has no effect on my thoughts and experiences with the game.
Tesla vs Lovecraft is the latest in 10 Tons’ excellent top down shooter catalogue and it sees two of history’s greatest minds going toe to toe against each other.
You play as Nikola Tesla who is challenged by horror writer H.P. Lovecraft while Tesla is revealing his greatest achievement. Lovecraft, whose thrown in jail, summons his eldritch creations to stop Tesla. There are 8 different creatures that Tesla will fight including a Deep One, Spawn of Dagon, Awakener, Fire Vampire, Spiderghoul, Flying Polyp, Shoggoth, and a Tentacle. Each enemy has its own unique attack and design that’s based on Lovecraft’s books. Enemies that you fight have experience bars and with each level, the damage you do to them increases, making it easier to complete the level (Slightly).
The game is mission based and features 28 areas to play through. The object of each mission is to destroy everything that spawns by any means necessary. There are power ups and weapons that will aid Tesla in this feat. There are also 3 different planes (Difficulties) that you’ll be able to play through, a normal (Human) world, the Aetherial world, and the Eldritch world. Each plane has the same enemies but the higher the plane, the more numerous and difficult the enemies you face become.
Tesla has a bunch of unique power ups and weapons at his disposal and his unique weapons are lightning based. Weapons include a Revolver, Shotgun, Tommy Gun, Rapid Tesla Gun, Spread Gun, Gauss Shotgun, Repeater Shotgun, Gauss Assault Rifle, and Ball Lightning Gun. Power ups include Nova, X-Ray Blade, Aether Disk, Sparks, Repulse, Explosive Barrel, Static Cloud, Thunderbolt, Energy Pulse, Tesla Stick, and Self Defence Weight.
When you defeat enough enemies in a mission, you’ll level up, allowing you to choose a perk which alters the way you play the game. Perks include, Faster Shooting, Extra Speed, Reaper Bullets, More Health, Power Up, Faster Teleporter and Extra Barrel to name only a few. You can choose one of 2 perks each time you level up. Levels reset in each level which keeps the game pretty balanced. With the right build, you’ll be able to decimate each level with ease. I found my own personal favorite perks and breezed through each level.
Overall, Tesla vs Lovecraft is an incredibly fun and well polished top down shooter. It harkens back to 10 Tons’ first game, Crimsonland, but it has a ton of uniqueness to set it apart from their previous games. It’s a game where you can mow down hordes of eldritch creatures for the fun of it. It’s a great pick up and play game as well because it’s incredibly easy to learn. You can play it for a few missions, put it down and feel like you’ve accomplished something. If you liked 10 Tons’ previous games then this is highly recommended for your collection. If you’re new to their games and are looking for something unique to play then I also highly recommend this game.
Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks. I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!
Shaun Meyers Out!