Monsters Ate My Condo
Monsters Ate My Condo by Adult Swim is a brick style game in which you need to match rectangular condos of the same color as they stack. In order to get rid of the condos, you’ll fling them at colored monsters flanking your stack.
I love Monsters Ate My Condo. I said it and I mean it. I play a lot of mobile games of varying styles and it’s pretty rare nowadays that I find any game I find myself wanting to play. And despite the $0.99 price tag, I am happy to give Adult Swim my money for this game.
Monsters Ate My Condo is hard to explain. The general concept is that you try and stack 3-or-more floors of the same color. When you do, the floors will clear. Stack four floors and you’ll get a booster floor– or “bronze” floor, stack three bronze floors, it turns silver, stack three silver floors, they turn gold, etc.
There are four monsters: a blue one, a yellow one, a green one and a red one. There will always be two monsters on your screen, one on either side of the tower.
When you throw a booster floor (bronze, silver, etc), at one of the monsters, you’ll release their special skill. The blue monster will stabilize your tower. The yellow one will temporarily double your scoring. The green one will double the impact of your actions. And the red one will put everyone in a calm lullaby (so you can throw any color any any monster).
You can also activate cat floors, these are created by stacking three bad items (concrete or bombs). The cats will “upgrade” any floor above them, turning a bronze to a silver, a gold into a diamond. Get three diamonds on top of each other or three cats and you activate the megazone. What is the megazone? A temporary stage where you get an enormous points multiplier.
There are two modes you can play in: endless and time attack. Endless is self-explanatory and in time attack, you have 2 minutes to get the highest score possible. I prefer endless mode because M.A.M.C is already fast paced and I don’t need a clock stressing me out more!
What’s also fun about M.A.M.C is the scoring–because of multipliers, when you find yourself getting good, you’ll easily be clearing over 50,000,000,000 per round. That’s right, billion.
Overall: the sound effects are a delight, the gameplay is dynamic and I love how animated (literally) the monsters are.
Completely addictive, an enormous time waster but in the best way. Once you get into the groove, you’ll find yourself playing a single Endless Round for 20 minutes or more. Plus, it’s impossible to stay in a bad mood while playing M.A.M.C — it’s just a delight.
At the base of Monsters Ate My Condo is a very similar colored block matching concept. But the execution is completely original. Between the booster floors (bronze, silver, gold, diamond) and the bad cats , the mega mode and the boosters that the monsters provide themselves, you’re going to be constantly entertained by this game.
The game is definitely difficult at first, it’s going to take you 3-4 plays (in either endless mode or time attack) to get a handle on gameplay and technique.