Bang! in Review â€“ Onomato-play-it-a-few-times-a
If youâ€™re the type of gamer that just wants to jump into a game with no need for instruction, if you like no-strategy gameplay, if you like mindless button-mashing, if you like games that go on and on with no change and no real rewardâ€¦ Boy, do I have a game for you!
When I grabbed this game from the App Store, I couldnâ€™t wait to give it a go. With an onomatopoeic name like â€œBang!â€ how could you not be a little excited? Pressed the little Bang! icon and had to wait a little while the app was â€œInitializing.â€
Oh man! Initializing! Any game that takes more than average time to load must be well worth the 10 second wait! I eagerly pressed the word START with no interest in the little info icon in the bottom corner.
â€œREADY?â€ Tapped the screen and bombs immediately began falling from the sky. Quickly figured out that touching the bombs exploded them with the word BANG! popping up every time a bomb was detonated (reminding me of the old Batman television series where every punch or kick was accompanied by a BAM!, POW! or ZAP!). My mission was becoming clear to me; donâ€™t let the bombs touch the bottom of the screen!
Every now and then an airplane would fly across the screen and it didnâ€™t take me long to deduct that unlike the falling bombs, the airplanes needed more than a couple of taps to blow them up. As the levels increased, so did the number of bombs and the speed at which they were falling. By Level 5 it started to become clear that this was it, but I had to keep playing! Level 6â€¦ Level 7â€¦ Level 8â€¦ Level 9â€¦ done. Ok wait a minute, is that it? Yes. Sad but true, this game doesnâ€™t hold much depth. Explode the bombs, and keeping doing the same until you reach the next level with more falling bombs to get rid of.
Unless youâ€™re the type of gamer that enjoys games that really only hold your interest for several minutes, this game is definitely not for you. I played it twice, and finished it on the second go, never to be played againâ€¦ Now available for $1.99!
|Title:||Bang! (v1.1)||Developer:||Portable Hole Productions|
|Price:||$1.99||App Size:||0.9 mb|