Point and click adventures come in all varieties these days, but there won’t be many akin to that of MechaNika, with a psychotic, albeit highly intelligent, seven year old as the main protagonist. All little Nika wants to do is cause chaos on a global scale… and you’re going to help her!
Nika Allen is sick of the world, especially her parents, her brother and the useless schooling system which has taught her nothing useful. Naturally, the next logical step is to build a super weapon, the MechaNika, to get rid of everything that’s utterly pointless, boring and not cool. Your role is to aid in this quest to garner the necessary components for building it and along the way you’ll bump into a plethora of fascinating characters, each with their own stories to tell. It won’t be plain sailing though, due to the many puzzles to overcome, but there are different ways for you to solve them.
MechaNika looks to provide a rather charming story, features hand-drawn visuals and is full of references to other games, anime, films and more pop culture. All of it can be enjoyed for the relatively low cost of £4.99 on the Xbox Store. As this is the Xbox One version, players can expect updated cutscenes and a load of achievements to unlock.
If you need more convincing, be sure to check out our full review! We think you’ll like what you see with MechaNika.
Meet Nika, a brilliant girl that doesn’t fit the world she lives in. Perhaps it’s the chocolate shake with a shot of cognac she carries in her backpack which makes her different. Or maybe it’s the fact that at 7 years old her favourite things are the transfer of energy, magnetic fields and electrical engineering. But anyway… It doesn’t matter if her parents don’t listen to her. It doesn’t matter if her teacher ignores her. It doesn’t matter if her classmates are dorks. Nothing matters anymore because she has a plan to solve everything. A really… odd plan.