Remember that old PC classic known as the Mother of all action games? Yeah, it was called Scorched Earth. This game kicked major butt and preceded the popularity of Team17’s Worms, at the time. Softnyx’ Gunbound firstly pays homage to Scorched Earth by allowing players to pick from various tank-vehicles, but like Worms, there’s an option to upgrade and customize the avatar in the tank as well.
Much like Worms or Scorched Earth, players can purchase skills and items for their avatar/tank that range from nuclear bombs, digger missiles, health-stealing rounds and more. There are some pretty cool options to choose from for upgrading the tank but at the expense of in-game gold being useless. Yes, the only way to purchase many of the unique items available is for players to do so with cash-shop currency, which is kind of a bummer for some casual players.
When it comes to the gameplay concept, to mix things up from other turn-based tank games, GunBound sports dynamic stage hazards that vary from time to time, much like One Must Fall 2097, including mirrored walls that reflect all kinds of projectiles, heat rays, satellite lasers and more. It's excellent for throwing a wrench in the game of a precision crack-shot or giving a newbie a chance to win in a lop-sided match.