Gun Mayhem 2
High octane arena style action! Battle with the AI or with friends in this cartoony platform shooter
Controls: Arrow Keys – Movement
Left Square Bracket “[” – Shoot
Right Square Bracket “]” – Throw Bomb
Gun Mayhem 2 Brings More Mayhem
A lot of action packed online games get quite boring at times. There just isn’t enough of a challenge in a lot of them, or they just get very boring within less than an hour. For some reason, combining action, shooting and a lot of fun seems to be difficult to achieve in an online game.
Gun Mayhem 2 is very different in that regard. The game play is very fun and you will not be left idle for any time at all. When we say this is an action shooter, then we really mean that. From the very first level you will be hit with tons of enemies.
This game is a platform based action shooter. It many ways it is very similar to 90s style jump and run arcade games. It worked well then, and it works very well now that it’s combined into an action game. There are a lot of levels, maps and features that are only gradually unlocked. So, you will constantly come back to the game for more.
To help you get the most of it from the first bit of action, we have put this guide together. Keep reading to find out what it’s all about and how you can succeed the most.
What is Gun Mayhem About?
This is the second version of the very popular Gun Mayhem game. In this latest version, there are a lot more maps and some extra guns. And the graphics have improved quite a bit as well. The aim of the game is to get as many of your opponents off the platform as possible. You do this by shooting your gun and throwing bombs.
Sounds simple, right?
But even the first level will become quite the challenge. You can encounter more than one enemy and there are many platforms to jump around. If you fall off the platform yourself, then you will lose a life. And you only have 5 lives to start with on each level. This becomes quite difficult, especially when you encounter more than one enemy at the same time.
You will quickly notice that you will need to have more powerful guns against certain enemies. At the start, you only have handguns available to choose from. But there are some special weapons that you can pick up during the game. However, your enemies can do the same as well. So, when you see a mini gun for example, then rush to it to make sure you win.
At the start of each map you will have the chance to pick a gun. Each gun has some different characteristics on damage, rate of fire, ammo and recoil. Sometimes you will need a low power gun to give you the ability to shoot rapidly. Other times you want a powerful gun, even if you have low ammo. But be careful of the recoil. The more damage a gun inflicts, the more recoil it will have.
Essentially, in each level you will see your own lives count and those of your enemies. Dependent on how many enemies you face, you will have to get that number of them off the platform. In the first level this will be just one enemy, and he has 5 lives. But later on, you will encounter a lot more, and this will become very difficult.
Different Game Modes?
Gun Mayhem has 3 different game modes, and you will be using all three of them to get some good diversity. To understand what they are all about, just read this section and then give them all a try.
This is the main mode where you advance through different levels, or maps as they are called. In total, there are 18 levels including the tutorial. They do become increasingly more difficult and there are some really cool surprises in them.
Each map has a different theme and layout. But the idea always stays the same. There are a series of platforms that you can jump around and your task is to kill the enemy a certain number of times. Sometimes there are multiple enemies, which makes it very difficult, as you only have 5 lives yourself.
To get to the next level you will have to clear the previous one first. There is no way around this. With more skill and game experience this will become a bit easier though. And after a while you’ll have a favorite gun to use to help you in your quest.
There are 7 types of custom levels and each one has a different challenge. These challenges range from last man standing to Gun Game. If you need a distraction because you are stuck on a level in Campaign mode then this is the best option for you. Gun Game is one of the most popular because it allows you to play with all the different guns that are available.
Essentially, your task is to kill an enemy with every gun available. You continue for as long as it takes and it gives you some game time with guns that are usually only featured in very advanced stages of the game. It’s a nice way to experience some new things and to practice a bit.
These are really cool and an excellent way to get some initial training for newbies. Each challenge uses a different weapon and sets a different task. All of the main weapon types are available and you have to clear each training as quickly as possible. Dependent on how quickly you do this you will be rewarded with 1 to 3 stars.
Try and collect 3 stars on each challenge to prove how good you are. It will train your skills at this game and will help you advance a lot quicker.
How Do The Controls Work?
The controls are relatively simple. It’s more the speed of the action that will catch you out at certain times. You use the arrow keys to move left and right. The down key will bring your character down a level. But be careful that you don’t move down when you are already on the lowest level.
The up arrow will make you jump. It is important to note that you can also jump midair once. In order to get from one level to the next you will have to hit jump twice. It’s also a great defense when you are about to fall off a platform. If you jump while falling you can make it back to safety.
To shoot, you have to use the X key, but be careful to not just keep hitting it. You can quickly run out of ammo especially with machine guns. The Z key is used to throw a bomb, but be very careful when using these.
If you drop it and don’t move far enough away then the shock blast will push you off the platform along with your enemies. This is a great tactic to use when you’re being pursued by a load of enemies and you want to try and wipe out a few at the same time.
On the screen where you see the control options you will also see the quality settings. These can be set to low, medium and high. If your computer is powerful enough then try out the high setting. This will give you a much nicer graphical experience. But if you start seeing stuttering in the game play, then switch to a lower quality.
Special Game Features
There are quite a few cool game features that you will want to take advantage of. You will encounter all these in different levels. And it can be quite possible that you won’t see all of them from the start. But when you do, it is helpful to know what you are dealing with.
At the start of each level you get to pick your gun. Initially this is limited to hand guns with different functionality. In later stages, you will also be able to pick machine guns and shotguns. These are also available to pick up during the game as well. So, make sure that you keep an eye out and not let your enemies catch them.
Each gun has a power, rate of fire, ammo and recoil setting. Generally speaking, those with more power have more recoil and will not give you as much ammo and fire rate. But that can really help you against certain tougher enemies. Sometimes it takes too many shots with one of the lighter guns to get an enemy off the platform.
Try out all the guns and see which one works best for you. And then work through the levels and switch around to suit different strategies.
Some of the special guns are exceptionally powerful. The best one to get is the mini gun and it has max power, ammo, rate and recoil. It will deal with all enemies in a matter of seconds. But be careful to not pull the trigger for too long. The recoil can quickly send you off the platform.
The cool thing is that you can test out all the guns in the weapon library. It’s a good thing to do, as you never know when you will have access to them. By testing them out you’ll know how to use them once they are available.
Tips And Tricks
The number one tip as always is to play as much as possible to gain some experience. The quicker you get used to the controls, maps and different enemies the quicker you’ll advance. But there are a couple of tips to follow so that you get the most out of the game from the start.
Each weapon has a different recoil level. What that means is that when you pull the trigger your character will be pushed backwards. The more powerful the weapon the more recoil there is. That also means that if you stand too close to the edge of a platform that you can easily be pushed off.
But you can also try and get your enemies to shoot when they are too close to the edge. Combine that with a carefully timed shot of your own and their own gun can catapult them off. This will take some practice, but is worth trying out as much as possible.
At the start of each game you get to pick a few things. The most important one is your weapon of course. But there are also perks that you can set. These range from unlimited ammo to increasing your chances of getting a mini gun. It is very important to pick a perk before you start. And after a while you’ll also understand which ones work better for certain levels.
One of the most powerful ones is the 100% chance of getting the gangster shotgun. This gun is very powerful and will knock any enemy miles off the platform. You will collect the other guns in crates that fall onto the platforms, so make sure you get to them first.
The crates also contain special powers and gadgets. For example, you can find a jetpack in the crates that allows you to fly up into the air and avoid your enemies. This is a very powerful way to complete a level. You will also encounter 3X jumps and ammo packs.
Obviously the 3X jump will make you jump a lot higher, which helps to evade the shots of your enemies. The ammo boxes are very important as well, as you do not want to run out of bullets against some of the enemies. Just keep collecting crates as much as you can.
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The great thing is that if you have a full gaming computer set up then you can take advantage of your large screen size. This really helps to beat your enemies. As well as that, you will be able to enjoy the finer details of the graphics that tend to get lost when you play a game on a phone or tablet.