Two years ago, HISSTANK uncovered a new Hasbro Toy Trademark based on their Micro Machines line at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. It was quickly followed by another trademark for an Animated Series. We were excited, for back in the late 80s G. I. Joe represented a small (but important) portion of the Micro Machines toyline. Hasbro also produced several Star Wars related Micro Machines toys at the end of last year.
The company is moving ahead with more content for the revived Micro Machines franchise and finally we have something relating to G. I. Joe. Last July, Codemasters; the same developer who developed the Micro Machines video game back in 1991, developed a mobile game for iOS. An upgrade featuring G. I. Joe and Cobra vehicles came out this month and finally arrived on Android today.
As stated above, the game features several G. I. Joe franchise related vehicles based off on the Micro Machine toys of the 80s. The list includes (but not limited to) Cobra H.I.S.S. Tank, G. I. Joe Rolling Thunder, Cobra Rage, G. I. Joe MoBaT, G. I. Joe A.W.E. Striker, G. I. Joe Killer Whale and the Cobra Stun. The game also features a G. I. Joe themed tournament and a track.
Of course you can’t grab the G. I. Joe vehicles right away. This EA–Chillingo game is simply littered with micro-transactions (Ha! Micro Machines and Micro-Transactions). It features a blind bag opening session where the player is required to collect all 4 parts of a vehicle before unlocking it. To purchase the blind bags, the player must either use their own money or in-game currency which can be obtained by completing daily goals.
You can download the game from the following links (free to download and play) and check out the trailer, images and more info, after the jump.
G.I. JOE UPDATE:
Take to the tracks in seven classic G.I. JOE combat vehicles. Dominate the desks in the H.I.S.S. Tank, try arena combat in the Cobra RAGE or take on toy town with all-conquering Rolling Thunder. As well as a whole new set of vehicles to collect, we’ve a brand new track: ARMY ACTION. Race through a track strewn with plastic soldiers and tanks, avoid the downdrafts of military choppers and, if you survive, take on the minefield – YES, a literal minefield!
The legendary MICRO MACHINES gameplay returns in this all-new multiplayer combat racer from Codemasters!
This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings.
MASSIVE RACING ON A MICRO SCALE!
Race across 17 fun-filled tracks including breakfast tables, desktops, pool tables and kitchen sinks in a vast array of tiny, but powerful, MICRO MACHINES.
Original creators, Codemasters, have lovingly updated the classic MICRO MACHINES gameplay for mobile devices. All the rivalry, excitement, humor and fun of the games that first appeared in the 1990’s is back!
COLLECT THEM ALL!
Assemble your collection of all 70 vehicles from hot rods to muscle cars, fire trucks, police cars, sports cars, tanks, hovercraft and loads more.
BATTLE WITH NERF!
For the FIRST TIME ever MICRO MACHINES features awesome battle arenas. Pick up real NERF blasters to take down the competition and rule the arena!
LOCK AND LOAD
Enter one of the 3 event types and equip your vehicles with one of the 60+ upgrades from shields to flame throwers, axes and shrink rays.
BECOME A WORLD CHAMPION
Represent your country in solo and Facebook leaderboards or join your friends, work colleagues or team mates and take on the world together!
JOIN OUR CLUB
Join or create your very own MICRO MACHINES club, make your mark on world leaderboards and compete each week to win great prizes and unlock cool customisations.