The appeal of War Of The Monsters for me came from the game’s one-player mode. Even though the same characters appear in the same order every time, this does not mean that the one-player story mode lacks for variety. One foe brings in a fleet of tanks with him as a distraction; another fight features dozens of weaker mantis creatures followed by a larger foe. One boss can only be defeated by his own bombs, a la Mouser in Super Mario Bros. 2. Each new battle brought with it a new and interesting scenario, and forced me to think up new strategies on my feet. Even without any person-eating mini-games, the one-player mode was engaging.

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