Rip ‘Em A New One nods back to a more innocent time, when top-down shooters ramped up the militaristic ultra-violence to Arnie levels.
Unfortunately, while it preserves the look and difficulty level, it falls short in the fundamental areas of controls and handling.
The game casts you as a pumped up commando with an itchy trigger finger and a license to to level your immediate surroundings.
Each level funnels you through a daunting obstacle course of gun-toting grunts, snipers, RPG wielders and more. Along the way you can free captive soldiers, who will then join your assault (until they inevitably die mere seconds later – some liberator you are).
The controls are standard twin-stick shooter fare – the left virtual control stick for movement, the right for aiming and shooting.