No idea how I missed out writing about this slick game Mastermind : World Conqueror produced by Michael Swain last year. Still, it’s not too late to enjoy this Flash game where you get to unleash your inner despot while conquering Earth in style.
Mastermind : World Conqueror lets you plot and scheme your way to world domination via a sleek and atrractively animated menu-like interface. The voice acting is superb too – I just love how the narrator pronounces “minions” in a Dr Evil-esque kind of voice.
The tutorial gently eases you into the devilishly simple process of taking over the world by hatching and carrying missions to steal technology and cash to facilitate more grandiose plans like brainwashing the population of an entire continent. For your schemes to work, you will need minions, general purpose lackeys who will execute your missions, staff your illicit businesses and become part of your mini private army when the good guys come knocking at your door.
Choose your #2 from twelve different heinous henchmen to bolster your defences and teach those foolhardy do-gooders a lesson. On the operational end, you can hire up to a total of three patsies to supervise your goons and confer various bonuses to each of your diabolical schemes depending on their individual specialities. And if you ever decide to hire a new replacement, you can always rely on your trusty minions to bump off one of the existing patsies during a mission.
For a change of scenery, you can opt to purchase and switch your base of operations around the globe, be it a humble office, a Irish castle, a jungle base or the ultimate in villainous living, a lunar base, each with its own pros and cons.
While stealing technology essentially unlocks new powers e.g toxic gases, new weapons to arm your minions and more powerful turrets to better defend your base against those meddlesome good guys , you still need cold hard cash to purchase all these goodies (on top of hiring a load of nameless minions for all your dirty work) and conduct certain types of missions.
Money is the key to end all your woes. Your ups, your downs, your highs and your lows – Run-DMC were right on the money on this one
Basically, all Mastermind : World Conqueror requires is that you strike a fine balance between these two priorities until you amass enough cash which then makes collecting the remaining technologies and later conquering Earth, a rather trivial matter indeed.
The first 10 to 20 minutes will probably be the most hectic time of your evil career when you have to stave off the good guys while maintaining a healthly bank account for implementing your more ambitious plans to bring the entire world to its knees. Do remember to equip your minions with new weapons or use your newly acquired defense powers by clicking on the shield with the red cross at the top – it makes defeating enemy attacks much easier (provided correct tactics are used, of course).
Take over the world now in Mastermind : World Conqueror.
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Tags: Flash Games