Classic ‘90s cartoon Biker Mice From Mars follows a trio of alien rodents attempting to save the Earth from the evil army that destroyed their home planet. Mobile strategy game Biker Mice: Mars Attacks tells the story of the Plutarkian war on Mars. Weird.
Well, not so weird considering that Biker Mice From Mars has seen a revival in recent-ish years, just not in North America. Folks in the UK and Europe got a Biker Mice refresher back in 2006, and while there were plans to bring the series to the States, they never materialized.
We did get the 2007 game for the Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2, as well as last year’s action game for iOS and Android from developer 9th Planet, the same folks behind this turn-based strategy prequel.
Here we get to see Throttle, Modo, and Vinnie bring the battle to the fishlike Plutarkians on their home turf, and while fans of the cartoon know how that battle ended, maybe this time around the rodentia extremus can make a difference.
Inspired by Advance Wars, Nintendo’s now-classic strategy series, this is more of a thinking person’s Biker Mice From Mars game, which is a very strange thing to write. It’s a bit loose and sloppy, but worth checking out if you’re into that sort of game.