Major Mayhem 2 is an on-rails shooter played from a third-person perspective. The gameplay involves:
The goal is to complete all 50 main story missions and defeat the evil villain Mr. Evil. Missions take place across 5 unique environments:
There are 3 medals to earn in each level based on score, combos, and hostages rescued.
The controls in Major Mayhem 2 are simple:
Major Mayhem will run forward automatically through each level. Tapping the screen shoots bullets at enemies while not tapping makes the Major take cover to reload and avoid damage. The challenge comes from chaining together kills for combos, precisely dodging hazards, and rescuing hostages along the way. Bonus medals and mayhem points are earned by skillful play.
As players progress, they can unlock and upgrade from a selection of 20 unique guns:
Weapons can be upgraded using in-game currency to increase attributes like damage, fire rate, reload speed, and ammo capacity. More powerful guns make scoring combos and progressing easier. Enemies get tougher in later levels. They include:
Various power-ups and bonuses can be collected during levels to aid the player:
Using power-ups effectively is key to achieving high scores and combos.
Major Mayhem 2 features bright, colorful 3D graphics and varied environments:
Lush jungles and beaches with tiki huts, grasslands, and ancient ruins. Tropics
Urban cityscape with streets, alleys, construction sites, and rooftops. City
Snowy mountains, ski slopes, and mountainside railroads. Alps
Futuristic space station interior with zero gravity. Space Station
Lunar surface with craters, moon buggies, and alien architecture. Moon The visuals are simple but colorful and varied across the environments. The cartoonish style fits the exaggerated action.
At the end of each world is a unique boss battle against a larger than life villain:
These boss fights provide climactic challenges and require mastery of skills learned in the preceding levels.
As players complete missions they earn Mayhem Points to gain XP levels and unlock new content:
There are 150 total medals to earn by completing all levels with a 3-star rating. Getting all medals and unlocks provides incentive to fully master the game.
Major Mayhem 2 succeeds as a polished arcade shooter with simple but addictive run-and-gun gameplay. Blast away cartoony enemies across varied environments from tropical beaches to the lunar surface. Unlock an arsenal of weapons and complete challenges to save the world from the evil Mr. Evil. While the gameplay is repetitive by nature, upgrading weapons and mastering levels provides plenty of replayability. The free-to-play monetization relies on optional purchases and ads without being overly intrusive. Overall, Major Mayhem 2 delivers a fun, exaggerated shooting experience for fans of arcade action games.
Final Score: 8/10 Major Mayhem 2 is a solid arcade shooter for quick bouts of exaggerated gunplay. The gameplay loop of dodging hazards, rescuing hostages, and blasting baddies stays entertaining for fans of score chasing and arcade action.