Kong360: Gorilla Warfare brings players the chance to prove to your friends that you’re the #1 primate out there.  Is this a war worth fighting though? Read on to find out.

You’re probably wondering what this game is all about, so let me tell you a little more. Kong360 is multiplayer shooter featuring three gameplay modes: Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, and Capture the Flag. Unlike most games in that genre, it features an top-down view rather than 1st person or 3rd person. The aiming reticule can be moved anywhere on screen using the right thumbstick. Bullet-based weapons require the reticule to be somewhat precise and be almost directly over your enemy to make contact, while the rocket launcher, or thrown weapons will affect the enemy from a nearby hit. The aiming takes a little getting used to, and using the style of twin-stick shooters may have worked better. Also, Coco Flashbangs and Banana Cocktails would have been much better suited to the shoulder buttons by default, but these aren’t game breaking issues at all.

What does it take to win in Gorilla Warfare? It won’t take much, but just in case the going gets rough, Kong360 has got you covered. You’ll have access to an arsenal of weapons including machine guns, shock rifles, Katana’s, and let’s not forget the Banana Cocktails and Coco Flash! There are a staggering 23 maps designed in 3D to choose from as well as being able to customize each one in either a jungle or desert theme. This helps to drastically change the appearance of the map and keep things fresh. You can play with up to 4 local players or jump on Xbox LIVE with 8 player support.

The maps in the game vary in terms of maneuverability as some are designed like mazes, while others require elements of platforming. You have the ability to double jump, or perform a “Katana Jump” to reach some areas, plus you’ll find teleports on the map to jump from one point to another. Every map has various spawn points for weapons, health pickups, and armor so you should never have to worry about running out of any required items.

In addition to your arsenal and a stockpile of maps to play on, Kong360 also features various customizable options to enhance your game. You can change options such as the time limit, frag limit, or you can add bots to the game.  You can use up to seven bots in local play and set them to one of four difficulty levels. You can also set your options to switch automatically to more powerful weapons if you choose, though I personally have the option disabled. All in all, there’s a lot options with the game, and you’ll rarely have one round play the same as another.

With a cel-shading style the game looks great. Everything is very well-defined, colorful, and simply beautiful looking in general. Sound effects are great and they help to create an intense firefight, though there’s a lack of background music. Regardless, you can use a custom soundtrack if you really care about music, so we can’t really take points away for that. Real war doesn’t feature background music – Sorry Apocalypse Now fans – it’s a movie.

Kong360: Gorilla Warfare is definitely worth taking a look if you enjoy a fun multiplayer shooter. Even as a single player experience with bots, it’s fun to pick up and play for short periods of time. Featuring a mountain of maps, weaponry, and customizable options, Kong360 is definitely worth the 240 :MSPoints: price point, so do yourself a favor and try it out.

For more information about Kong360: Gorilla Warfare, or check out the demo, click here.