Gun Monkeys is a fast paced 2D platformer where you control a money with a big gun and mines in a multiplayer only battle which can last less than thirty seconds.
This game is two player online ONLY, though there is an offline tutorial available. This game offers Steam Achievements and Cards. There are card drops.
There are twelve servers to play on, four in USA, four in Europe, and four in Asia, and from my experiences online, I've found their to be a lot of players on all servers at all times of the day, so I have to disagree with any reviews that claim there is a lack of players. The community may of increased since previous reviews.
You will be dropped into a random map each match, and your goal is to collect blue squares called "Power Cubes" and take them to your base. This will add power to your base, and the goal here is to keep adding power to your base while killing your opponent preventing him from collecting power for his own base. Cubes and random crates will drop throughout the map and you will awkwardly be picking them up by pressing down repeatedly overtop of them. It's unusual. You can carry three cubes at a time, and it's best to cash in at your base with this amount for best results. You can find various items such as a no arms attack against your opponent or item which freezes him in place. You will also find some guns with limited ammunition such as a Sniper rifle and the very powerful and dangerous big nuke.
When you win matches you will earn cash based on how much power you have in your base. This cash can be used to purchase perks which enhance up to four different aspects of the game for you, such as starting power in your base increased, enhanced weapons, enhanced jumping etc. These perks will give you a big advantage over your opponent.
I personally can NOT recommend this game. It's horribly unbalanced, not very fun, and can be very frustrating for newcomers. The gameplay gets stale and the random maps are really bad sometimes, as random tends to be.The advantages you get from perks make it nearly impossible for new players to compete with the experienced. Players can quit matches, resulting in any impressive plays you may of done in the map being worthless, since the only penalty for quitting a match is a loss of $500 from the quitters in game bank account. In other words, if your doing really well, your opponent can simply pull the plug on that by quitting.
I've found a lot of people are just sitting in servers for the card drops so there is that.
There are better games to play, if you can get one, consider doing so.